I am doubtful About:
OPC is being touted as “Miracle Antioxidents.” That alone should raise your suspicions. The supplements contain bilberry, grape seed, red wine, pine bark extract, citrus extract, and flavonoids. Hmmm. I haven’t seen scientific studies supporting this concept. I have seen ads for suppplements. $$$$
Dr. Daniel Amen is an expert on ADHD, and surely knows more than I do. He has clinics and TV shows. Dr. Amen specifies multiple subtypes and I expect is at least somewhat correct. He tailors treatments to the subtypes – I am doubtful, and uses brain imaging $$$$ to determine the type – I am doubtful. He sell his own brands of supplements. $$$$ –I am doubtful. His views are outside the professional mainstream (which doesn’t necessarily mean he’s wrong, but —).
The only supplement I’ve seen evidence for is omega 3 fatty acid (fish oil), somewhat helpful for some people. I use it. Not expensive.
I am also doubtful about :
John Rosemond, advice columnist (not Dr. Rosemond)
Diet for ADHD (actually, any kind of diet for anything (except for certain rare genetic diseases)).
Genetic testing to select medication Brain imaging to diagnose ADHD Adult onset ADHD Marijuana for ADHD
More on these later (“I plan”).
Various Notes O the Day:
- “The cost of an individual SPECT scan is about $1,300. Insurance companies don’t cover it because they categorize attention deficit as a behavior problem.” (Or because they don’t want to pay.)
2. A comment from T :
“I would love for you to address the issue with people with ADHD trying to justify behavior that is driven by the ADHD and not by necessity. I’m sure you know the “it’ll just take a minute”, the “I was right there so I figured I’d do it”, and the “It NEEDED to be done” excuses. You’ve probably made them yourself.”
I’m not sure I understand the idea, but I think it means what I say when I’m late. Plan to respond to this soon. Thank you T, I love comments and suggestions.
3. Where else in the world could I publish my poems?
Poem O the Day:
A Romantic Encounter
I saw her clear across the room,
couldn’t miss her,
she was gorgeous.
She saw me looking
and she smiled at me.
I smiled back.
Then she pointed at me.
I waved and gave her a thumbs up.
I carefully made my way across the crowded room,
trying not to spill my drink.
When I reached her,
she gently took my hand and gazed into my eyes.
Then she leaned in close.
and whispered softly in my ear,
“Your fly is unzipped.”
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Images left over from last post, You think WHAT about ADHD?!