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-- Updated December 31, 2020 --

Welcome!  Or, Welcome Back!™ was an online mental health information and counseling center hosted by Ron Sterling, M.D.   Dr. Sterling is a General Psychiatrist who is also specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. He is moving quickly towards closing his practice and devoting his time to teaching and writing.

    The mission of DearShrink was to provide you with easily-accessible, authoritative information and assistance from an award-winning psychiatrist and writer. This web site and its associated sites had been updated and maintained frequently between 2000 and 2013. It is in the process of being downsized to relevant content that will stay posted for archival and portfolio purposes.

    Right: Ron Sterling -- Before and After (2000 and 2020, now age 74)

A Brief Introduction to™.

The™ Mission.

    Dr. Sterling is a strong believer in life-long learning and inner-life development. This Web site and his focus on "always getting better" are manifestations of his own commitment to taking the next step in personal growth.

    The mission of was to not only furnish visitors, potential clients, and clients with information about Dr. Sterling and his private practice of psychiatry, but to also provide a Web site experience which was highly educational and to assist in reducing the stigma attached to many aspects of the mental health treatment environment.

    However, since 2009, Dr. Sterling's mission has been to intensely focus on reading primary research literature and becoming comprehensively informed on the huge amount of knowledge that has been gained about the downside and upside of the attention deficit disorder brain since 2008. He has read in excess of 20,000 pages of primary literature since 2009 and published two editions of his book Adult ADD Factbook -- The Truth About Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Updated 2011 and 2013. They are available on

    The scope of Dr. Sterling's reading and writing has made it impossible to continue the former mission of, which was to provide readers with a broader collection of and links to mental health and wellness information. The many outdated pages still contain original writing by Dr. Sterling that has stood the test of recent time. However, over the next few months, Dr. Sterling will be dismantling and remodeling most of the website.

    Please go to Dr. Sterling's Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Statement for more information about Dr. Sterling's potential biases.

Dr. Sterling's Books are Available at and at

Thank You for Stopping By!

            -- Best wishes, Dr. Sterling

Psychiatry Practice is Closed Effective February 28, 2021

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