I was first going to make a comment on the ADD/ADHD topic but I think that topic eventually leads to a bigger issue.
I know this is a sensitive subject since some people on this forum probably use a psychologist, and most people definitely know others with mental issues. Therefore I would like to ask you to just try to follow my argumentation without feeling attacked, these are just my opinions and I don't claim to speak the absolute truth.
- First of all, psychologists are in no way real doctors. They do not have a medical education. Saying a psychologist is a medic is the same as saying an economist or investor is a scientist. A psychologists will do the same experiment a hundred times with the exact same input and he will have a hundred different results. That does not mean their experiments do not hold value, it just means that you can't really claim their findings to be facts.
For example, saying it's a fact that ADD/ADHD exists would in my opinion not be true.
How do you differentiate someone with ADD/ADHD and someone who's just bad at focussing? Is it entirely impossible that having the ability to focus, is as much a talent as being smart?
- My biggest issue with psychology: there doesn't seem to be any progress in the field, contrary to actual scientific fields like the medical field where real diseases do get cured. Both suicide rates and the number of psychologists are rising (yes, I actually looked that up). Are they correlated? I don't know, but it's definitely not something that speaks to their advantage.
FYI; I do not have a medical education. However I don't think that's necessary since the only thing that matters in the end are the results.