Professionals know that there is no magic formula for "fixing" ADHD, and that active management is key for long-term success. Let's share that little secret with parents, shall we? The futures of their children are at stake.
If a psychiatrist's goal is to make large amounts of money, utilizing the systemic flaw of writing prescriptions for powerful medicines to patients he barely knows, he should leave the field of medicine.
I recognize that there are shrinks who behave like the one in Ducornet's novel "Netsuke," in which the unnamed narrator, a psychoanalyst, ruthlessly sleeps with his patients. But they are not the norm.
I would not be in the position I am in both professionally and personally if it were not for my years on the chair and/or the couch. Without therapy, I would have continued to be unsure of my instincts and talents.