ADHD: An Imbalance of Fire Over Water or a Case of the Fidgets?

ADHD may prove someday to be a legitimate disorder with a biological component. Yet the current diagnostic criteria used to diagnose it and justify the use of the array of harmful ADHD medications do not provide a scientific basis for these actions. Perhaps we’d be better off describing ADHD as an imbalance of fire over water like Hippocrates; or mental restlessness and a case of the fidgets as did Sir Alexander Crichton.