ADHD Health Disclaimer
This site presents information.
This information is for educational and informational purposes only.
Medical decisions must be made with a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist,
therapist, or other qualified medical professional in whom you have confidence.
Since there are different opinions and schools of thought in the health field and especially about AD/HD, it is important to be aware of the different options available.
There are equally qualified practitioners who can have very different opinions.
They differ due to the different perspectives from which they interpret research
results, and by which priorities they choose to base their opinions on.
Our health and the health of our children is too valuable to be entrusted,
without question, to the opinions of one individual health practitioner, especially
with conditions that are highly controversial.
It is vital to have enough information and knowledge to be able to honestly
evaluate that health practitioner’s competence in the specific case of our,
or our children’s specific condition.
The ultimate responsibility of decisions regarding the treatment, if any,
is the patient’s or the patient’s parents, and therefore the patient or the
patient’s parents, must be as informed as possible.
Understanding the pros and cons of therapy vs. medication is a choice the patient must make under guidance of a health practitioner.
As the great Jewish sage, Moses Maimonides (1135 – 1204) wrote in Medical Aphorisms:
“If anybody tells you in order to support his opinion that he is in possession of proof and evidence and that he saw the thing with his own eyes, you have to doubt him, even if he is an authority accepted by great men, even if he is himself honest and virtuous. Inquire well into what he wants to prove to you. Do not allow your senses to be confused by his research and innovations. Think well, search, examine, and try to understand the ways of nature which he claims to know. Do not allow yourself to be influenced by the sayings that something is obvious, whether a single man is saying so or whether it is a common opinion, for the desire of power leads men to shameful things, particularly in the case of divided opinions.”Moses Maimonides (1135 – 1204)
Words from a modern sage:
“When it comes to treating emotional difficulties, there is no single solution that is right for everyone and a competent health professional should try to customize the approach to each individual’s issues and needs.”Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal
The comments and opinions of
our correspondents are their own. We publish these comments
in the spirit of free speech.
We do not condone hatred,
racism, or disrespect for other faiths.
There is always the risk that someone, somewhere, may be offended by comments or articles published on this site. We apologize in advance, as the comments, or article would not have been intended in that way.
Some thoughts on the subject:
The popular evolutionist, Stephen Jay Gould (1941 – 2002), wrote, “The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best, and therefore never scrutinize or question.”
The Scottish judge and literary critic, Francis Jeffrey (1773 – 1850), wrote, “Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence.”
The philosopher, Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970), wrote, “In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”
John Milton (1608 – 1674) wrote, “Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.”
Or, as so eloquently stated by George Bush, “I have opinions of my own – strong opinions – but I don’t always agree with them.”