How Docs Organize to Promote Unproven Therapies They Believe In

Medical News: Docs Organize to Promote Unproven Therapies They Believe In - in Public Health & Policy, General Professional Issues from MedPage Today

This is an interesting article on medical doctors who have ideas that are contrary to those of mainstream research. An interesting read. As you can see, it only takes a few, and with the help of the internet they are able to appear to be a significant number. Additionally, the internet and these informal organizations allow these doctors to play around the edges of the normal rules of what is science, and what is "hunch." I provide this to help you understand how some of the ideas that are not supported by real science spread.

This blog is not offered as medical advice or as a means of diagnosing or treating ADHD or any other disorder. Don't go on line and take an ADHD "test." The diagnosis is complex, and it involves not just looking for symptoms of ADHD, but also ruling out other disorders that might look just like ADHD. So avoid these on line "tests" which are nothing more than a collection of symptoms. You need to see a licensed or registered professional for that. Medical doctors can diagnose ADHD, but the diagnosis is complex and often they will make a referral to a Registered Psychologist. You can obtain a referral from the British Columbia Psychological Association for a psychologist near you.

My web page lists a number of resources you can make use of yourself in dealing with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Please visit it at or one of my other sites at either Psychology Today, AAMFT, PSYRIS or my professional site.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessment and treatment services are offered for individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents in the Burnaby, Vancouver, Coquitlam, Port Moody, New Westminster and Maple Ridge areas of the lower mainland. This includes neuro-developmental assessments, psycho-education and cognitive behaviour therapy. I also provide diagnostic assessments for autism and Asperger's Disorder in my Burnaby office.

Dr. Jim Roche
Registered Psychologist, British Columbia 01610