I am a brain surgeon. Well, let me clarify that. My area of expertise is brain surgery. This does not mean that I have any experience in the field of brain surgery. However, using my first-hand experience at cutting things open (see this blog posting on slicing chicken breasts) and whatever facts I can discover (I found out that the brain has two hemispheres. Would you like me to show you?) I have declared myself an expert brain surgeon.
Based on this experience and knowledge I conclude that brain tumors do not exist. In all my years as a brain surgeon I have never encountered a brain tumor. Please do not show me brain scan images. They are digital and, therefore, can easily be faked. I do believe that the whole concept of “brain tumor” has been concocted by unscrupulous surgeons who see it as a way to justify ten hours (or more!) of very expensive and, therefore very lucrative, surgical procedures.
As an expert on all matters involving the brain I concur with Mr. Collier that A.D.D./A.D.H.D. does not exist.
The conclusion is obvious. Mr. Collier has as much experience in the field of A.D.D./A.D.H.D. as I do in the field of brain surgery. Therefore his pronouncements carry as much weight as my pronouncements.
Read the rest of the story at his entertaining well written blog. A great way to respond to the people who don’t have a clue about mental health or ADHD, have no medical or psychiatric training, yet claim to be able to pass judgement about the validity of a medical condition.
You may also want to read my blog posts Does ADD exist? How to answer this question. Part one and part two, where I give the polite and not so polite way to answer these questions plus clinicial evidence of ADHD as a real condition.