The Baughman-Collier Parallel Universe

I have had a lot of fun reading about Dr. Baughman and his faithful side-kick Bob Collier. If you’ve read my various posts about these two gentlemen, [note 1] you will have learned that:

  • Bob Collier, an expert on “A.D.H.D. as a Fraud Perpetrated on Innocent Children” has never had any experience with A.D.H.D.
  • Bob Collier’s research methodology consists of lying back in his Barcalounger®, examining his own mind – finding that it is empty – and thereby concluding that the concept of A.D.H.D. is also empty and, therefore has no basis in reality.
  • Bob Collier himself has no basis in reality. He probably does not exist.
  • Dr. Baughman, on the other hand, has lots of things in his mind and believes lots of things…but only if he can see them.
  • Dr. Baughman can not see the cause of most – if not all – psychological problems. Therefore, such things as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, P.T.S.D., asperger’s syndrome, A.D.H.D., and so on, do not exist. [note 2]

Based on their own writings we can conclude that the Baughman-Collier Parallel Universe is a wonderfully happy, simple and problem-free place. Such maladies as hyperactivity and post traumatic stress disorder just do not exist. And I am willing to bet that in this parallel universe the sun shines every day, there is no poverty and democracy reigns supreme.

I am sure that many of us wish we could live in their universe. Unfortunately the vast majority are firmly planted in that other universe where life is not simple and where psychological problems do exist. In our universe, we believe we must find solutions to these psychological problems. In their universe, they believe that these problems do not exist at all.


“[W]here ignorance is bliss, ‘Tis folly to be wise.” – Thomas Gray

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Readers might want to examine the following blog posts that discuss the very real issue of dealing with the Baughman-Collier Parallel Universe:

  1. If you think you missed a few, click here.
  2. I’m willing to bet, though, that Dr. Baughman believes in God even though God is invisible.
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  • jenjansen

    What a breath of fresh air your blog is. I found it in a link to an ADHD group meetup site. Good stuff. I feel very supported by what you write. I know many people who think ADD is nonsense, especially in adults. My life is testimony to the fact that it is real and can certainly have a detrimental effect on one’s ability to be successful and Happy in life. Keep up the great work. Your frank and honest writing are much appreciated.

  • Jeff


    Thank you so much for taking the time to read the postings and thank you for the compliment. I know how good it feels to find out that A.D.D. does, indeed, exist and that you are not the only one who lives with it. I still remember that day when I came across the book “Driven to Distraction” and the book read like an autobiography. That kind of “validation” of one’s struggles is so, so important.


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