9 thoughts on “Deathbed Confessions Are Highly overrated!

  • December 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    The author, Jörg Blech makes a lot of money writing books about “invented diseases”. It’s very common for Der Spiegel editors to take, ahem, liberties with translations if it supports their theses…. particularly on contentious issues (which sells magazines). Mr. Blech has quite rightly been criticized elsewhere in the German press for this “interview”.

    If you look at the whole of Dr. Eisenbergs comments he is simply saying that psychiatrists should put in more work analyzing the patents psycho-social atmosphere instead of simply writing prescriptions as a standard procedure. He’s saying doctors are just too lazy.

    • December 29, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      Absolutely, Dirk. Sadly, there are those who will leap on this for justification of their position on ADHD, which usually includes some means of making money from selling some useless cure-all to the masses.

      Thanks for your input, and for reading my blog,

  • February 6, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Having the knowledge of signs and symptoms involved, conducting our characteristic hyperfocus, it’s easy to undo the mistakes and live well without taking any drugs, lack of attention if the subject is boring and perform multiple tasks at the same time is a sign of greater intelligence, never any illness, who thinks for himself is free! :]p

    • June 27, 2014 at 7:46 am

      Very well put Alexandre! How can you expect someone to be focused on a subject if he is not interested in it? Lack of focus can also be caused of misunderstood words etc. ADHD is pathologizing normal behavior. Instead of trying to treat the symptoms (with drugs) one should find and handle the root causes of the symptoms.

      A Medical Doctor in the field of behavioural neurology writer in the New York Times that labeling behavior as ADHD is not a sustainable solution: During his 50-year long career he has found over 20 conditions that can lead to ADHD-symptoms: http://time.com/25370/doctor-adhd-does-not-exist/

      Of course there are people with focus-related problems and those problems are real, but that does not mean they have illnesses.

      • June 27, 2014 at 2:16 pm

        Sorry, Common sense there was one doctor who said it doesn’t exist, but there are a myriad of doctors, from GPs to specialists who agree that it does. My GP told me once that you choose your diagnosis when you choose your doctor. You’ve chosen yours.

        Thanks for reading my blog and for your comment,

  • May 29, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Shew! You nailed it, Kelly!

    Thank you!


  • May 9, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Current figures show that around 1 in 10 of our children are being drugged with Ritalin which is pharmacologically related to cocaine. This can never be justified when centuries of past discipline show that light corporal discipline will make this false diagnosis disappear like magic…ADHD is a 20th century disaster, but the junkies will shout me down.
    Dr.Grant former Medico World Health Org & UN dr.

  • June 12, 2017 at 12:36 am

    It is true, but you’ve based your whole identity around it so now you have to lie to yourself because accepting the truth would put into question what you’ve been doing for years. Basic human defense mechanism.


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