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Gaslighting   Leave a comment

Gaslighting is a technique of twisting and spinning information with the intent of making victims doubt their own perceptions and reality.

The term derives from a 1938 play, later adapted to the film Gas Light released in 1940 and 1944. The plot involves the psychological manipulation by a husband who attempts to convince his wife that she is insane. He manipulates aspects of their environment, and then insists that she is mistaken or delusional. The film title refers to his dimming the gas lights in the house, but the husband insists his wife just imagined the change.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens – A variation of Parental Alienation.   Leave a comment

Parental Alienation Syndrome has been typically defined as one parent turning the child against the other parent. However, in a variation of the syndrome, a child may be unwarrantedly estranged by Dark Forces other than a parent.

ADHD, a gift or a curse   Leave a comment

I very much admire Stephen Tonti for his ability to find stimulating creative outlets for his brilliant talents. However, as a child & adult psychiatrist, I have evaluated and treated hundreds of children and adults with ADHD. Many, many people with this condition do have a disorder. ADHD is a disorder if it causes significant distress or impairment. And many people with ADHD cannot focus on tasks that require sustained attention. Some function at a very high level. But they may be able to focus only if the activity is stimulating to them. Much in life is not stimulating, e.g., doing taxes, waiting at traffic lights, and doing tasks that are not stimulating. While Stephen’s energy and spontaneity may, indeed, help him as it does help some of my own patients, he is doing a disservice to those millions who do suffer from ADHD and to others who do not know what it is like to have it as impairment. I do believe ADHD is a gift for some, but it is a curse for many.

ADHD Does Not Exist ????   Leave a comment

adhd does not exist

Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell is a practicing psychiatrist who has ADHD. He has written some very good books on the subject. Here he addresses Dr. Richard Saul’s new book titled ADHD Does Not Exist. Click below:

Differentiating ADHD from bipolar disorder   Leave a comment

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My YouTube channel of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity) videos   Leave a comment

videos ADHD

I have lots of information on ADHD in children and in adults. These include videos on High-functioning Adults with ADHD, ADD vs ADHD, and Non-medication Management of ADHD. I also have information on distinguishing ADHD from bipolar and other disruptive behavior disorders. In addition, I present what I think is a useful and unique way of understanding ADHD – the search for stimulation. Click

31 Myths About ADHD… Debunked   Leave a comment

Click here >>>>>>> 31 Myths About ADHD… Debunked

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