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1. Attention Deficit Disorder: The
2. Attention Deficit Disorder In
3. Women with Attention Deficit Disorder:
4. Attention Deficit Disorder in
5. A Comprehensive Guide To Attention
6. Attention Deficit Disorder : A
7. Untapped Brilliance: How to Reach
8. You and Your A.D.D. Child: How
9. Attention Deficit Disorder Sourcebook:
10. Give Your ADD Teen a Chance: A
11. Organizing Solutions for People
12. Delivered from Distraction: Getting
13. Driven To Distraction : Recognizing
14. Understanding Controversial Therapies
15. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity
16. You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid
17. Women with Attention Deficit Disorder
18. Scattered:How Attention Deficit
19. Twelve Effective Ways to Help
20. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity

1. Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)
by Thomas Brown
Paperback: 384 Pages (2006-10)
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Asin: 0300119895
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A leading expert in  assessment and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder dispels myths and offers clearly written, science-based, practical information about treatments. Dr. Brown sets forth a bold new  understanding of ADD/ADHD and offers compelling examples of the daily life challenges it presents for children, adolescents, and adults.
"Thorough and compassionate. Consider it essential reading if you are concerned about a child or an adult who may be struggling with this syndrome."—Mary Beth Regan, Baltimore Sun
"This intelligent book does a better job of explaining AD/HD than any book in recent memory. It’s a must-read for anyone with an interest in AD/HD, whether of a personal or professional nature."—Kathleen Nadeau, ADDitude Magazine

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Unfocused Mind
This is one of the best books about ADD that I've read.What impresses me the most Dr. Brown's understanding that ADD affects everyone differently and the range of symptoms is extensive.I highly recommend this book to anyone who has either been diagnosed with ADD of ADHD, as well as those who suspect they have this disorder.

5-0 out of 5 stars A definite 'Buy'
I' ve come back to this book several times. It isn't a frilly story book like the 'To/From Distraction' series. It contains what is known about ADD, and not many unproven treatments and diagnostic criteria.

The author is a proponent of stimulant medications, and lays out his case in a highly effective, strait-forward manner. It gave me the confidence to receive treatment, and I have been very satisfied with the results.

5-0 out of 5 stars Complex material, clearly written
This book is one of the top three in my ADHD library, which is rather extensive!

Read the editorial reviews above, from some of the field's top experts, to see how highly Brown's colleagues regard his work and this book.

Having attended Dr. Brown's lectures many times over the years, I was glad to see that this printed presentation is just as engaging and clear as his lectures.

Highly recommended!

Gina Pera

3-0 out of 5 stars "Wait....where did I put that book?"
This is a great book on dealing with ADD. It is easy to read and full of useful information for dealing with loved ones with this disorder.

The ironic thing is, though...if you actually suffer from ADD you will probably not be able to get through this book.

So I suppose this book would be best for people who don't actually have ADD.

Wait, I got it!!

Make this a "books on tape". That would work!

4-0 out of 5 stars technical, but useful
This book is useful for parents looking to get a good understanding of the mechanics of ADHD and some ideas on how best to tackle it. The book is very technical in places but it offers some practical advice. ... Read more

2. Attention Deficit Disorder In Adults, 3rd Revised Edition: Practical Help and Understanding
by Lynn Weiss
Paperback: 224 Pages (1997-06-25)
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Asin: 0878339795
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The first book to address adult ADD, Dr. Lynn Weiss's bestselling Attention Deficit Disorder In Adults has sold over 125,000 copies since its publication in 1991. This updated volume still contains all the original information--how to tell if you have ADD, ways to master distraction, ADD's impact on the family, and more--plus the newest treatments available. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars frustrating
As the spouse of an ADD husband, I felt nothing but frustration after reading this "Practical Help and Understanding" book. In a nutshell it basically states that an ADD person doesn't have to do anything he/she doesn't want to. They just have to learn to say "no, I don't want to do that."How far is that going to go in a real-life relationship, be it social, work, or personal? And the info is at times so contradictory. For example, consider these two back-to-back contradictory sentences: On p. 113, it says, "Do not do for the person who is not holding up his or her share of the work load. If that person's unpicked-up clothing litters your living space and causes you to feel pain, ask him to pick it up and if he doesn't, either do it yourself or pay to have it done and send him the bill."

The book does include some useful appendices. That's about it as far as I'm concerned.

3-0 out of 5 stars Too soon to tell
I purchased 4 copies of this book for my wife, who is an MFT doing psychotherapy in Sacramento.Many of her clients suffer from ADD.After receiving the copies and perusing them, she expressed her disappointment that the workbook did not adequately address the problems adults with ADHD face.Other than this she has made no comments either in praise or in criticism of it.As my title indicates, it's too soon to make an appraisal of the book's value to a therapist or an individual with ADD.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good book
The book arrived in excellent condition, the shipping time was great and I would definately order again!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent workbook!
This is an excellent work book which helps me understand ADHD. Currently I'm using it in sessions with my counselor!

4-0 out of 5 stars Overview And Ideas For Coping
Grown-ups have ADD too. Lynn Weiss was the first to tell us so, and she brought the concept to national awareness.

Her title, "Attention Deficit Disorder In Adults" mises the pizzazz enjoyed by flashier titled books, but the content is succinct and superb. The much larger "Driven to Distraction" is more thorough, by far, but it also has 100 more pages. Weiss' gives the reader just enough to start the reader exploring ADD seriously for the first time.

Kenneth A. Bonnet Ph. D. is promoted with her, as he penned the introduction. Feel free to skip it; there is nothing useful there.

Just as anecdotal as any other psychology-related popularly written book, the reader will see several case studies to which he or she might relate.

Weiss lists and describes the emotional pain felt by most ADD sufferers, from self-esteem to anger and more.

She presents the positives of ADD, and how having it isn't a condemnation to a life of rags and sad frustrations.

Unlike some other books, Weiss isn't playing the game that ADD is a blessing, but she objectively acknowledges what it is, and what can be done about it. She discusses with candor romantic relationships. There is an excellent question-answer section for friends and family.

The best value comes from the chapter on restructuring. At a certain point, someone with ADD knows what's going on, but what they want to know is how to deal with it. Weiss shows the way with example charts that can realistically applied.

The singular drawback to this book is its need for an update. Research has been exploding with new ideas in medication, diagnoses and management. Weiss tackles all of this in a 60+ page Appendices section, with contact information for support groups, organizations, and sample official letters to interested parties. Year to year, these lists can quickly become out of date.

I'm a big fan of Weiss for the reason that through every one of her books, she's a pragmatist. No silly games of "I think I can, I think I can," but good old-fashioned how-tos.

Other helpful books in the ADD reader's library will be "Driven to Distraction" by Hallowell and Ratey, "Uncommon Gifts" by James Evans (very encouraging, especially for men), and "Managing Attention & Learning Disorders: Super Survival Strategies" by Elaine K. McEwan.

I fully recommend "Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults" by Lynn Weiss.

Anthony Trendl
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3. Women with Attention Deficit Disorder: Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life
by Sari Solden
Paperback: 304 Pages (2005-11-29)
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Asin: 1887424970
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Every year, millions of withdrawn little girls and chronically overwhelmed women go undiagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder because they don't fit the stereotypical profile: they’re not fast-talking, hyperactive, or inattentive, and they are not male. Sari Solden’s groundbreaking study reveals that ADD affects just as many women as men, and that the resulting depression, disorganization, anxiety, and underachievement are also symptoms of ADD. Newly revised and updated to reflect the latest clinical research, the book explores treatment and counseling options, and uses real-life case histories to examine the special challenges women with ADD and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) face, such as the shame of not fulfilling societal expectations. Included is a brand new chapter on friendship for women with ADHD. Three empowering steps — restructuring one's life, renegotiating relationships, and redefining self-image — help women take control of their lives and enjoy success on their own terms. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Helped tremendously
I learned so much about myself and the way I operate from this book. I could never understand why simple things were so difficult, but now I have a clearer picture as to what I need to do to make my life more productive and enjoyable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Resource for any woman with AD/HD
This book without a doubt has been the best resource I have ever picked up. I am 26 and have been diagnosed and on medication since 4th grade.The problem was I was diagnosed at a time when AD/HD was looked at as "oh they eat too much sugar" "its just an excuse for being lazy" and to this day I still battle with trying to make people understand that this is a real disorder and that I'm not lazy and I do give a crap about things. Never given any resource other than medication I started getting frustrated when my disorder began having a debilitating effect on my work and home life. Finding this book has been wonderful it has allowed me to finally admit that I'm not screwed up in the head and that its okay to say no to someone and that my need to "get away from it all" was okay. It allowed me to stop feeling guilty about the fact that I simply get overwhelmed and cannot process stress as "normal" people do but it also taught me how to overcome those challenges to become a productive if not MORE productive member of society. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for straight forward answers about a very confusing disability.

3-0 out of 5 stars Ok, but not as good as...
This book has some useful info for women with ADD, but it is not nearly as good as "You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Crazy, or Stupid" by by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo.Women with, or who think they might have ADD will do much better to start with that one.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must read
A great book...a must read if you think you have or are sure you have AD/H/D.Me with ADD....couldn't put it down.It was a great read.Get it and you will see what I mean.The number one book for women with AD/H/D.

3-0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly depressing
I bought this book on the recommendation of a poster on the CHADD discussion board, who had benefitted greatly from it.No doubt many have.I guess I don't relate to the author's persona. I have been diagnosed with ADD at the age of 60; I see that it seems to explain possibly all the problems I have ever had (really).I had read Dr. Hallowell's Delivered from Distraction and felt hopeful.

Somehow Ms. Solden's style makes me feel stuck. She seems to me rather dryly matter-of-fact, although I am sure that others would perceive her differently.I have been reading her book for several days and I just want to cry all the time. I certainly don't feel invited to "embrace your differences and transform your life."Her style seems perhaps ADD-affected, sort of straightforward but muddy - no hopeful words leap from the page.I have to just trudge from one paragraph to another.

I have read several of the other reviews and realize that others have appreciated this book greatly; and I expect that I will use some of what I have read here also.I just don't think it's the greatest book I ever read; nor has it inspired hope in me. Maybe it is just too good at describing my experience without showing what "transformation" would look like.I don't see that at all. ... Read more

4. Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults: A Different Way of Thinking
by Lynn Weiss
Paperback: 224 Pages (2005-09-26)
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Asin: 1589792378
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Over 20,000 copies of Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults, 3rd Edition, have been sold. Since its last revision in 1997, dozens of new treatments and philosophies about ADD and ADHD have met with storms of controversy and great media attention. Time and again, Lynn Weiss cuts through the noise and gets down to the point in a human, caring, and professional way. People turn to the Wiess library for a breath of fresh air on the ADD turmoil. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars "Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults" for patients.
Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults is a fairly good general reference on the subject. The author uses too many case summaries and they tend to be too long. It does not give the adult patient a basis for evulating direction for seeking treatment. It should be noted that, in this case, the patient was a well educated, successful, retired 79 year old male, who had been advised, after a rather extensive test, that he had two or more traits that were attritable to ADD.

1-0 out of 5 stars Poorly written, doesn't offer much.Save your money.
I found this book to be very poorly written.It doesn't read well, doesn't capture the readers interest (and should since it's aimed at folks with attention deficit!).This seemed like the author's biography more than anything else - very self-indulgent.Lacked real advice.Basically it says there's nothing wrong with you when you have ADD, and that the world really should adapt to you.Not likely to happen in the real world.Don't waste your money.

2-0 out of 5 stars Stuart Smalley on ADD
Based on the description and reviews I expected a science based education on the subject of Adult ADD from a medically trained expert.Instead, I found a book written by a self made expert with little medical background.The book is more a Stuart Smalley like collection of affirmations designed to make people with ADD feel good about themselves but doing little to overcome the difficulties created by ADD.The author's perspective on ADD is based on her "beliefs" about what ADD is and how best to treat it.I could find little scientific evidence cited to back up her assertions.

If you are looking for a book to tell you that there's nothing wrong with you and that all of your problems are due to the rest of the world trying to force their way of thinking on you then buy this book.But if you want to understand what ADD is according to scientist and medical doctors and if you want to learn how to live with this condition in the real world then look elsewhere.

I know that it is in vogue right now to think of scientists and doctors as evil shills of BIG BUSINESS and to believe that we can learn all we need to know about the world by just getting in tune with nature and trusting our feelings, but I'll take evidence over instinct every day.

4-0 out of 5 stars Practical,but a Bit Advanced Book,isn't it?

Literally, Attention Deficit Disorder In Adults: A Different Way Of Thinking is way too difficult not only for kids but some adults with ADHD. Because it seems to involve some questions with quandaries. First time I noticed Dr. Lynn Weiss had provided some questions in this book, I had a long face, wondering if I must answer all of them. However, since I found out it is likely to stress me out, I decided to pick up the issues which really interested me. And I jotted down my opinions and comments on them in my notebook, where I believed I was going to have the opportunities to be objective on ADHD. If you ask me, that's more efficient than reading it through and answering all the questions provided. Reading all through The New Attention Deficit Disorder In Adults Workbook!? - that's going to kill my brain!
Though Attention Deficit Disorder In Adults: A Different Way Of Thinking is somewhat hard to understand, I'm sure the book will help you recognize your ADHD specifically to live a happier life!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent choice, the best
This is one of the best self-help books I have read in years.The author is really an expert on the topic. The book is very helpful and easy to read and understand. ... Read more

5. A Comprehensive Guide To Attention Deficit Disorder In Adults: Research, Diagnosis and Treatment
by Kathleen G. Nadeau
Hardcover: 432 Pages (1995-03-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This groundbreaking volume, written by pioneering clinicians and researchers firmly convinced of the neurobiological underpinnings of ADD in adults, is the first to provide broad coverage of this burgeoning field. Written for professionals who diagnose and treat adults with ADD, it provides information from psychologists and physicians on the most current research and treatment issues regarding our understanding of ADD as a neurobiological disorder. According to the contributors, ADD in adults may be responsible for difficulties ranging from minor attention, memory, and organization problems in well-functioning adults to drug abuse and criminal behavior. A Comprehensive Guide to Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults begins by addressing the history of ADD and the evolution of our understanding of the disorder. The neurobiology of ADD is examined, laying a solid foundation for the clinician to develop a scientific understanding of this complex syndrome. The assessment and differential diagnosis of ADD is explored from the perspectives of a variety of specialists in the field. This includes an exploration of the interrelationships between attention deficit disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities that may interact with ADD to affect cognitive functioning, and an examination of the connections between ADD and a host of psychiatric conditions. Also covered is the process of differential diagnosis from a neurological perspective, which will help the non-medically trained clinician better to determine when a complete neurological evaluation seems warranted in the assessment process. Authors examine ADD with and without hyperactivity and describe a wide range of assessment tools that can be useful in developing a full diagnostic picture of different conditions that must be addressed in treating adults with the disorder. A wealth of experience, highly practical suggestions, and an optimistic outlook are the hallmark of the section on treatment. The authors strongly recommend a multifaceted treatment plan combining medication, psychotherapy, and addressing the pervasive self-esteem issues which typically haunt the adult whose condition has gone untreated. Specific treatment issues for Adults with ADD are also discussed. These include:- @BULLET = the development of practical life management skills @BULLET = the difficulties in relationships @BULLET = ADD within the context of marriage and family @BULLET = and higher education and the workplace. The volume concludes with a discussion of the legal implications of the diagnosis of ADD in adults as it pertains to education and employment, the important role of support groups for adults with ADD, and a thought-provoking examination of current and future research including the need for increased public recognition of ADD in adults. A Comprehensive Guide to Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults is a pioneering volume that will bring the most current information available to the attention of those able to help adult ADD sufferers...vocation and rehabilitation counselors, and numerous psychotherapists who recognize symptoms of depression and anxiety, but perhaps overlook the underlying attention deficit disorder. It will stimulate the interdisciplinary research that is the key to increasing knowledge and educate those who can truly make a difference. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A first rate handbook for professionals
While six years have passed since Ms. Nadeau publishedthe "comprehensive guide" it's thorough, relevant coverage of the basic topics/issues in the assessment and treatment of adults with ADD compares favorably to recent works by P. Wender M.d. and T. Brown, Ph.D. Despite a growing list of titles on the bookshelf this book stands out as one of few that offers well researched and systematic reviews of basic etiologic and developmental factors. Several chapters discuss the array of differential diagnostic and treatment issues faced by men and women with ADD and/or multiple disorders.Other chapters provide thoughtful analysis and treatment guidelines for dealing with college and graduate students, while other sections offer thorough coverage of assessment issues and strategies.For those seeking a broad-based, well-researched and accessable reference for treating adults with ADD, Nadeau's "comprehensive Guide" remains one of the best.

In A Comprehensive Guide to Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults, Kathleen Nadeau put together one of the most helpful books for the professional working with clients or patients with ADD.Each chapter is written by adifferent specialist about a different issue.All chapters contain currentinformation which makes it an invaluable resource for the professionalworking with ADD clients and patients.I highly recommend it to anyprofessional working with ADD adults and children.

5-0 out of 5 stars A "must have" for therapists and agencies treating adult ADD
A very well documented and scholarly book.There are chapters onmedications, interventions, career issues, assessment, and special topicsfor women with ADD.Consider buying it for your reference library.

Fewother books offer such a comprehensive guide to identifying, treating, andunderstanding attention deficit in adults.

My only complaint is thatthis book was published in 1995.I'm sure a second addition would be evenmore useful to both the adult with ADD and the practicioners treating it. Still, this is a book you will read enthousiastically, and reference often. ... Read more

6. Attention Deficit Disorder : A Different Perception
by Thom Hartmann, Edward M. Hallowell (Introduction), Michael Popkin (Foreword)
Paperback: 238 Pages (1997-08-01)
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Asin: 1887424148
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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As many as 20 million Americans may have Attention Deficit Disorder. In the five years since Thom Hartmann first published his pioneering book, "Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception," new findings support his theory linking ADD to the genetic makeup of men and women who hunted for their food in prehistoric times. Now, Hartmann has revised his groundbreaking book to include the latest research along with surprising information on studies that link second-hand smoke to disruptive behavior. This edition has a new introduction by famed Harvard psychiatrist Edward M. Hallowell, MD, co-author of the best-selling "Driven to Distraction.: ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Will Add Weight to Your Circular File
I don't even KNOW when was the last time that I threw a book in the trash. Do NOT buy this book, new or used. What upsets me is that my university recommended this book as a way of learning more about ADD and ADHD. Its biggest hinderance is that it is extremely outdated: About midway through the book, it goes into ad nauseum about ADD being a "new" disorder . . . I even had the "updated" version and I realized that in my hands was a book that was mired in half-researched, outdated gunk. Example, it goes on and on about how second-hand smoke may tip a child towards violent behavior. Very interesting to read about, but what evidence is there of this? A lot of this author's findings are based on single studies that have had no follow up.
It gets worse: he plagarizes a Buddhist story about a careening speedboat coming at one, without a driver on board. Pema Choodron would not be very happy about this rip off - or else she ripped it off from him, or they both are plagarizers.He says that Helen Keller was born blind and deaf (she did not become so until around the age of two, after a serious illness). There are just a lot of little inconsistencies speckled throughout the book. His lack of knowledge and seemingly grab at other people's ideas and stories crippled my trust in him.
I dug through the dirty kitchen trash just to find the author's name to warn you about this book. I noticed that one of the things that gives it authenticity is that it says M.D. on the cover - then I noticed that the M.D. is not him, but just writes a quick little recommendation or a forward. I am not about to go back to the trash to find out if he is in fact an M.D. himself, but my feeling is that he is not.
Lesson learned: Maybe my research class did teach me a thing or two. Perhaps I should check the publication date before ordering a very dated book.
You don't need to buy this book. I can tell you in two lines the one bright idea from it: ADD/ADHD boys are like hunters in a farmer's society. Teach them to be farmers or give them the opportunities to express their hunter instincts in positive ways.
Last: An original idea, as I have often said to my brother, who is a fellow teacher, "Some of these boys just need to be practicing chucking a spear at small game on the plains of the Savannah. They weren't meant for the classroom and sitting still".

4-0 out of 5 stars A great introduction on ADD.
Thom's theory on ADD being a remnant of our Hunter/Gatherers has been proven to be Scientific Fact.(Check out The Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes).The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry

I found this book to be fascinating,informative and easy to read.
It's a great introduction book for anyone just learning about ADD.

It's positive and helpful.
It's really informative and really speaks to one with these symptoms.
I found myself thinking,'wow, I'm not crazy!' And it's great to know that it isn't pathological.
This book just makes so much sense if you know anything about anthropology and hunter/gathering tribes.
And if you don't, you will learn a lot and feel better about yourself.

One reviewer said that this book made "inaccurate generalizations like 'ADD people are creative and therefore great at projects.'"
That reviewer is mistaken about the so call inaccurate generalizations. If you read the book carefully, you would know that Thom is clear that not all people with ADD have the same symptoms. Therefore not all people with ADD are creative. But many are. Not all of us with ADD can be like Thomas Edison or Ben Franklin, but some of us could if we get the correct education.

All of Thom's books on ADD that I have read make it clear that the symptoms are not the same for everyone. And yes, there are generalizations, but, I read the book knowing that the symptoms aren't the same for all, and you should too.

Another reviewer said that the author generalized to fit his Hunter/Farmer analogy. But the Hunter/Farmer analogy isn't just an analogy, it's scientific fact based in genetics.

Thom's discovery on the Hunter's gene is revolutionary.
He's a real renaissance man who has done so many things in his short life on top of this great discovery.

It is a really great and important introduction to ADD.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Eye Opener on ADD
This book is excellent and gives you a powerful new insight to ADD and an understanding of what living with ADD is like for the people who have it and those who love them or work with them.
Attention Deficit Disorder : A Different Perception

5-0 out of 5 stars Change the World
Thom Hartmann is trying to change the world one book at a time, one ADDer child at a time and one adult ADDer at a time. He's right though, ADD is just another way of looking at the world and 200 years ago it was probably more of a benefit than anything else. Kids didn't sit in schools all day; they were out working and becoming apprenticed. The world has changed and some of us have minds that have not yet adapted to the change and therefore we are seen as outcasts and therefore we have problems and therefore we need medication etc... The thing is, ADDers suffer and it's mostly from an educational system that is too standard and a society that is unforgiving. Thom's theories are great, he needs a book that transcends just those with ADD and ADHD, but reaches out to society - a book anyone will read and benefit from. Great read with great insights!

One Boy's Struggle: A Memoir: Surviving Life with Undiagnosed ADD

5-0 out of 5 stars Attention Deficit Disorder : A Different Perception
How exciting to finally read that I don't have a disorder.........but that everyone else. This book has a wonderful way of discribing how a person with attention deficit sees the world and how that unique quality is vital in our existence. Every teacher should have this book as required reading.I am a "Hunter", living in a "Farmers" world.

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7. Untapped Brilliance: How to Reach Your Full Potential As an Adult with Attention Deficit Disorder
by Jacqueline Sinfield
Paperback: 164 Pages (2008-11-01)
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Asin: 0979855462
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Did you know there are some simple and highly effective, non-pharmaceutical ways to minimize your unwanted ADHD symptoms? Well, there are! You'll be amazed to discover that a few simple strategies can lead to significant changes in your ADHD symptoms. In this practical friendly book, you'll discover the eleven specific and simple steps that help adults with ADHD flourish and reach their full potential. Rest assured, these strategies are so simple you can begin implementing them today, without feeling overwhelmed.You will discoverHow to make simple lifestyle changes that will minimize the negative aspects of ADHDHow to create an environment that encourages you to focus.How to identify and begin achieving your life goals today!Untapped Brilliance does more than just explain what changes to make and why..it shows you how to make those changes forever ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A little gem packed full of practical advice
An easy to read step by step guide on how to lead a more productive & enriched life. With chapters on how goal setting, connecting with others, having fun, better nutrition & exercise (to name but a few) help us to lead a more fruitful life. The message this book conveys is as applicable to those with Adult ADHD or without! ... Read more

8. You and Your A.D.D. Child: How to Understand and Help Kids With Attention Deficit Disorder
by Paul Warren, Jody Capehart
Paperback: 256 Pages (1995-08-25)
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Asin: 0785278958
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Dr. Paul Warren and Jody Capeheart tackle the intricate issues and concerns concerning Attention Deficit Disorder within You & Your A.D.D. Child. A behavioral pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist, Dr. Paul Warren is an expert in child and adolescent issues. Jody Capehert is an educator with more than twenty-five years of experience in public and private schools.

Issues tackled within this book include: figuring out just what ADD is, evaluating the condition, when and how medical treatment should be used, alternative options, and how to deal with the ADD child in various functions and settings. The text is a healthy mix of practical application along with medical jargon.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful for ADD families
This was recommended by a friend and I was not disapointed. I use it to help understand children that I teach (to make me more effective). I let several people read it who have people with ADD in their family and they found it very helpful!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great resource for parents
My son's teachers had been intimating for years that my son had ADD.I didn't take them seriously until this year - he's now in 2nd grade.I, too, had realized that he was exhibiting some signs/symptoms of ADD (easily distracted, difficult to focus, easily frustrated, impulsive), so I completed the Connor Scale and discussed the findings with his pediatrician.The pediatrician was ready to put my son on prescription medication immediately.Because of the side-effects, my husband and I decided to wait and try other methods of dealing with his symptoms.I ordered some books, so we could learn more - and this book was the best book I ordered.It gives a comprehensive explanation of ADD, which has helped me to become more understanding and patient of my son's behaviors.It's and easy/quick read, and a wonderful resource for any parent of a child with ADD.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for Mom's coming to grips with ADD in their child
My now 8 year old son has been struggling in school for several years now.His teachers always indicated there was an underlying issue that kept him from being able to focus in class and follow directions. We noticed this at home too; particularly when he would be given several tasks/steps to follow. My husband and I kept telling ourselves that "he has a late birthday so he's a bit immature" or "he's a boy and they're always behind girls".We had his blood tested and found all levels were normal other than a couple of mild food allergies.We eliminated the foods from his diet but still no change in behavior.

Our son is well-behaved, loving, all boy, and smart.We figured that if he could sit and focus so intently on a video game that he could focus in the classroom; but just chose not to because he didn't find it interesting. Finally, now in third grade, we started to notice (as did his teachers) that his self-esteem was really starting to plummet.He even told me that he is the "second dumbest kid in the class".Hearing this broke my heart.He showed no enthusiasm in school and never even wanted to have anyone over to play.He felt inferior.

I sat down with my husband and layed it all out, so to speak.My husband had always been very against the use of medication.I pointed out that I am the one meeting with the teachers and hearing the same information over and over.I also mentioned that I am the one working with our son on his homework every night and the struggles we both felt when doing so.Although, I must point out that my husband recently worked with our son one evening and expressed to me later how frustrating it was.My husband finally relented and said to call the doctor and I did the next day.

Our son was put on the lowest dose of med and the change has been phenomenal!He is actually getting As now and wants to go to school!His teachers said he has even chosen different friends to play with and sit with; no longer the struggling children that tend to be in trouble a lot. He no longer feels on their level.

Ok...to the book...this book is exactly what any parent needs when faced with ADD issues.A very interesting way this author explained how a child feels with ADD is to imagine your television turned on but listening to every channel at the same time.You simply cannot focus on one channel.This really hit home for me.

This book is easy to read and gives many examples of behavior; including check-lists for parents.I would highly recommend this to any parent that has recently been given the ADD diagnosis or even to the parent whom suspects their son or daughter may have ADD issues.The book also covers different medications as well as many misconceptions about ADD.

And to whomever is reading my review, I wish you well!You are your child's #1 advocate.

5-0 out of 5 stars Your A.D.D. Child
This was a great book, very helpful.I ordered one for my child's teacher and for his teacher next year so she could be reading it over the summer.I intend to give this book to each new teacher my child has and he is only in second grade.

5-0 out of 5 stars practical and easy to read
After reading this book I feel more prepared to face the day to day challenges living with a child with ADD.This book offered practical ideas and easy to understand information about Attention Deficit Disorder.I have already utilized many of the ideas mentioned in the book.My only concern with this book was the publishing date.This book was published in the 90's.I am aware that a lot of new research has been done since this book was published so the chapter about medication is dated. ... Read more

9. Attention Deficit Disorder Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adults (Health Reference Series)
by Dawn D. Matthews
Library Binding: 450 Pages (2002-08-01)
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Approximately 3 to 5 percent of school age children are diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a very complex condition and the symptoms may differ between one person with AD/HD to another. The symptoms usually appear before age six and may get worse over time. AD/HD affects every part of a child's life, and the associated problems can lead to a lonely and misunderstood child. There is no cure for AD/HD, but there are ways you can relieve the symptoms.

This Sourcebook contains helpful information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and causes of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It discusses the different types of AD/HD and the available treatments including behavior therapy, parent training, AD/HD coaching, and medications. In addition, it offers a glossary of related terms, information on legal issues, and a list of resources for further help and information. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A seminal contribution to ADD reference and study collection
Dawn Matthews' Attention Deficit Disorder Handbook, comprises over fifty chapters which are arranged in six major parts, and provide the reader with a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis, treatment options, and facts about ADD. Also addressed are separate concerns for adults newly diagnosed, along with supplement details on behavior modification, homeopathy, and medications for all ages. Attention Deficit Disorder Handbook is a seminal contribution to ADD reference and study collections.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great information on all aspects
I borrowed the copy I read from the library at work. It is a good source of information that I couldn't get on the internet.There are no support groups in my area, so it is nice to have on hand something like this.I am thinking of buying this book for myself and also for my child's grandparents.My child's father was recently diagnosed with ADHD and was on medication.The problem with an adult being on medications is that most of them feel better and then stop taking their meds.I see it all the time.

This gave me insight into something I asked doctors to refer me to, but no one could help me (even Psychologists & Psychiatrists!).I wish I had access to this book sooner since things escalated and now he and I are no longer on speaking terms.I would like to ask him about the information provided in the book as I wasn't too familiar with his years growing up with this disorder.I would like to understand it better, but no one I know has this (as it isn't something you easily see like someone with a disfiguring disease or who is blind).It will be a frequently used book as I am watching for my child to exhibit any signs because there is a possibility that this is genetically passed on.

I liked that they offered alternative treatments and offered unbiased opinions since the book is composed of short articles that were easy to read when I was in bed or while eating a meal ... Read more

10. Give Your ADD Teen a Chance: A Guide for Parents of Teenagers With Attention Deficit Disorder
by Lynn Weiss
Paperback: 312 Pages (1996-07-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Parenting teenagers is never easy-especially if your teen suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).ADD adds complications and challenges to adolescence that parents must understand in order to help their teens succeed in high school and into adulthood.

Give Your ADD Teen a Chance provides parents with expert help by showing them how to determine which issues are caused by "normal" teenage development, and which are caused by ADD.It also looks specifically at the academic challenges ADD teens face, offering tips for academic success.Finally, the book enables parents to look objectively at their ADD teen, giving guidelines for discipline, guidance, and responsibility.

"This book is especially valuable because very little help has been available for parents of teens with ADD.Dr. Weiss' information and presentations are practical and easy to read.Frustrated parents and their equally frustrated ADD teens have been waiting for this book!"-Angie Rose, Ph.D.

"Dr. Lynn Weiss empowers us to listen to the cries of fear, frustration, and failure that today's teens and parents experience in their trek to understand and work through ADD.Lynn's ability to share her own experiences with ADD invites her readers to believe and trust their observations and intuition while honoring the needs of the growing adolescent with ADD.Because of one woman's courage to speak, parents and teachers will gain understanding and acceptance of a 'problem' society has hidden."-Margaret Arnett, M.Ed., program coordinator for the Colorado Corrections Alternative Program, Colorado Department of Corrections

"This excellent book, written for parents with ADD adolescents, offers warmth, insight, information, and strategies on how to understand, approach, and support their children.Dr. Weiss examines the variables that intensify the complexity of development for these teens transitioning into adulthood.Most important, she offers hope and guidance to parents who are faced with the task of raising an ADD teen in an ever-changing society."-Charles J. Karulak, Ed.D., headmaster, The Winston School, San Antonio ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars A bunch of fluff
I am not impressed with this book.All she does is describe the situation everyone is dealing with with ADD and says "oh well you just have to settle for it".There are no concrete solutions in this book.Don't buy this book it's a waste of time and money.

4-0 out of 5 stars Something to think about
This book has some really good information in it.While I don't agree with everything the author has written, it did make me think and encouraged me to try different approaches to helping my son.It also validated that at 15, he needs to be more responsible for his own choices, in spite of his constant "forgetting".This book gave me some positive encouragement that things will turn out OK.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best ADD book I've ever read!
This is the best ADD book I have every read.I recommend that EVERY parent of an ADD child read this book!Being a parent of an ADD child is very difficult on a good day, but this book gives you ways to cope, understand and be positive.Understanding the ADD mind was illusive to me before I read this book. Now I "GET IT".The relationship between my daughter and I has greatly improved, we communicate better, and I now see how hard it is for her and am able to help.Please read this very well written, simple yet comprehensive book.You wont regret it!

4-0 out of 5 stars An Informative and Practical Book for Parents of ADD Teens
Finally, a book that really explains ADD in teenagers and how it affects their abilites and lives....As a mother of a 13 year old boy with ADHD, I was lost.We were able to help him manage his ADHD until puberty hit.Suddenly, it was a whole new ballgame.None of our discipline techniques worked anymore.After reading this book, I have a much better understanding of the disease and how it really impairs people in certain aspects of daily functioning.Some of the behviors I thought were defiant, I now realize are part of the ADHD make up.This book provides explainations of how ADD affects teens depending on their personality type and which behaviors are normal teen behaviors and which are related to the ADD.It gives practical advice on how to handle discipline issues, how to deal with schools to help them better educate your teen and how to help your teen learn to function within the limits of his/her ADD.I am so glad I found this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent guide to parenting an ADD teen.
Recently two of my four children were diagnosed with ADD.I began reading everything I could on the subject.Often the information was confusing, or presented in such a technical way as to be of little help. Giving Your ADD Teen a Chance is presented clearly and with great warmth.I felt good about my children's life.Ms. Weiss gives helpful, relevant advice, loaded with common sense.I have recommended this book to anyone I can find, including several mental health professionals.If your child is diagnosed with ADD, whether or not they have reached their teenage years, this is a MUST read. ... Read more

11. Organizing Solutions for People With Attention Deficit Disorder: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized
by Susan C Pinsky
Paperback: 192 Pages (2006-12-01)
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ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, are prevalent in society today, afflicting about 4.4% of the adult population, which is over 13 million Americans.Four out of every five adults do not even know they are ADD, and while it is often difficult to differentiate adults with true ADD from adults who are merely forgetful and disorganized, Organizing Solutions for People with ADD outlines new organizing strategies that will be of value to anyone who wants to improve their organizational, or lack of, skills in their life. The chapters consist of practical organizing solutions for ADD at Work; prioritizing, time management, and organizing documents, ADD at Home; paying bills on time, de-cluttering your house, scheduling and keeping appointments, ADD with Kids; driving them to various activities, grocery shopping and meals, laundry, babysitters, organizing drawers and closets, and ADD and You; organizing time for your social life, gym, and various other hobbies and activities. Color photographs that capture the short attention span of the reader are featured throughout, as well as sidebars and testimonials from adults with ADD, providing numerous organizational tips, such as, the importance of dividing time into minutes or moments, task completion, how to avoid procrastination, asking for help, and how not to be a packrat.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Mayhem to Order
I recommend this book to anyone with ADD or living with someone with ADD.
Since I was first handed over the reins of cleaning my room it has been a disaster zone. Despite endless attempts by everyone in the household to help me get my space cleaned up, it would inevitably end in failure. My room would stay clean for all of two days (five if threats were used) then descend into chaos once again. Clothes strewn everywhere but the closet and hamper, unfinished products laying in heaps on the floor, and trash stashed away in piles in plain sight. Any shelving or counter space I had was unusable because of clutter. Finally at the end of my rope I started researching organizational techniques for people with ADD. This book was mentioned over and over so I took the plunge and purchased this book.
Miracles of Miracles my room is finally clean! Not only is it clean, but it has been clean for a couple of months now!
The book immediately pinpoints problem areas throughout the house and gives you an explanation for why they become problem areas. A solution is presented and the reasoning for it explained.
There are a few unrealistic suggestions in the book for the average person such as hiring a service to take care of your lawn, but for the most part it is VERY helpful. Your house will most likely not be featured in home advertisements, but the systems and tricks in the book make places inhabitable and keep them that way.
I would HIGHLY suggest enacting the changes in this book with the help of someone who does not have ADD because things will go a lot faster and they can help you see reason when stubborness, emotion and frustration get in the way of accomplishing your goals.
I can not thank Susan Pinsky enough for this book. My life is so much easier because of this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
This is a great book for getting organized.It gives you great tips and pictures to help you on your way to organization as well as ideas to stay organized. It has helped me and my son with ADD get our lives in order.

5-0 out of 5 stars HIghly Recommend
This book comes highly recommended by me.It is easy to read with great guidance tips to get you on the right track.It seems like common sense but, I needed to see it in print.It is almost as if it were written for me.:)

5-0 out of 5 stars dont waste money on a professional
This is very much geared to people with ADD. While some are expensive, like throwing out all your socks and buying ones that all look the same or hiring a lawn service instead of doing it yourself it does have a lot of great tips and suggestions, and they are all geared to people with ADD. I have recomended this to everyone I know who has ADD.

5-0 out of 5 stars great book
I am a mother of four kids and one with ADHD.....this book was absolutely perfect for me...short of hiring a personal organizer and having someone live with me and prompt me all day, I figured it was pretty much hopeless!This book, however, really helped me.It was easy to follow with good insights about the ADD/ADHD mind!I appreciated the positive approach with a touch of humor. I must confess, after the first week with the book I started a million organizing projects and promptly lost it for a year....naturally...I found it recently and have referred to it a number of times since then.Thanks for a great book! ... Read more

12. Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
by Edward M. Hallowell M.D., John J. Ratey M.D.
Paperback: 416 Pages (2005-12-27)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder–all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. In this new book, Drs. Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey build on the breakthroughs of Driven to Distraction to offer a comprehensive and entirely up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADD.

As Hallowell and Ratey point out, “attention deficit disorder” is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind. Original, charismatic, energetic, often brilliant, people with ADD have extraordinary talents and gifts embedded in their highly charged but easily distracted minds. Tailored expressly to ADD learning styles and attention spans, Delivered from Distraction provides accessible, engaging discussions of every aspect of the condition, from diagnosis to finding the proper treatment regime. Inside you’ll discover

• whether ADD runs in families
• new diagnostic procedures, tests, and evaluations
• the links between ADD and other conditions
• how people with ADD can free up their inner talents and strengths
• the new drugs and how they work, and why they’re not for everyone
• exciting advances in nonpharmaceutical therapies, including changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle
• how to adapt the classic twelve-step program to treat ADD
• sexual problems associated with ADD and how to resolve them
• strategies for dealing with procrastination, clutter, and chronic forgetfulness

ADD is a trait, a way of living in the world. It only becomes a disorder when it impairs your life. Featuring gripping profiles of patients with ADD who have triumphed, Delivered from Distraction is a wise, loving guide to releasing the positive energy that all people with ADD hold inside. If you have ADD or care about someone who does, this is the book you must read.

From the Hardcover edition.Amazon.com Review
Medication? Maybe. Marry the right person and find the right job? A must if you are an adult suffering from ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). So say psychiatrists Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey, authors of the influential Driven to Distraction, published in 1994. In their new book, Delivered from Distraction, Hallowell and Ratey survey the current medical landscape concerning ADD, combining their own clinical observations with the latest research to paint a much more complex and, in many ways, positive picture of the condition than has generally been presented.

Hallowell and Ratey embrace the idea that success in life comes more from playing to your strengths than overcoming your weaknesses. In the case of a person with ADD (child or adult), these strengths often include unusually high levels of creativity, charisma, intelligence, and energy. The authors insist that, while medication and other treatments can sometimes work wonders in reducing limitations, surrounding yourself with people who promote these positive traits, be they in your personal or professional life, is the single most important element to living well with ADD. As both Hallowell and Ratey are not only experts in the field, but "ADDers" themselves, the tips and stories they share for how to do so are fresh, funny, and far more helpful than tired arguments over drugs verse no drugs or whether there’s even such a thing as ADD at all.--Patrick Jennings ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Delivered from Distraction
Book was in perfect condition when received. Good book, going to pass onto others to look at their lives.

2-0 out of 5 stars add / adhd
I am not a doctor so forgive me if my classifications are not exact. If you have ADHD this may be the book for you. If you have ADD or as they call it ADHD-PI, this is not the book for you. Comparing ADHD to Inattentive ADD is like comparing lung cancer to heart disease. Yes they both may cause death, but otherwise they have little else in common. It really annoys me when these so called experts group ADHD with inattentive ADD. They are very different. Russell Barkley seems to have a much greater handle on this than this guy. This review comes from someone who has inattentive ADD but has no "H" anywhere.

5-0 out of 5 stars Delivered from Distraction delivered quickly!
Fast, prompt, excellent service from this provider. Product was "like new" as advertised. I've never had a book arrive to me so quickly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource for ADD/ADHD
I was recently diagnosed with ADHD-PI, and this book has been an excellent resource for understanding ADD in adults. I'm only about 1/2 way through, but I'm already implementing some changes in how I run my life based in part on the information and accounts in the book, as well as discussion with my doctor.

It's particularly interesting to see both the similarities and the differences between individuals with this condition, and how even with very similar core symptoms the life outcome can be quite different from person to person based upon environment, personality, and capability. So far the book has been a jumping off point for me to really think about how ADD has affected me, what about that I want to change, and what I can do to make any changes easy to implement and hard to avoid. Definitely put this on your list if you have, suspect you have, or know someone who has ADD.

4-0 out of 5 stars Concise summary of all things ADHD
This is a well presented summary of both diagnostic and treatment approaches to Attention Deficit Disorders.It will make a good introduction and guide for individuals struggling with this condition, as well as for the parents of such individuals. ... Read more

13. Driven To Distraction : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
by Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey
Paperback: 336 Pages (1995-03-02)
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Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes -- from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming -- and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.Amazon.com Review
This clear and valuable book dispels a variety of myths about attentiondeficit disorder (ADD). Since both authors have ADD themselves, and bothare successful medical professionals, perhaps there's no surprise that thetwo myths they attack most persistently are: (a) that ADD is an issue onlyfor children; and (b) that ADD corresponds simply to limited intelligenceor limited self-discipline. "The word disorder puts the syndrome entirelyin the domain of pathology, where it should not entirely be. Although ADDcan generate a host of problems, there are also advantages to having it,advantages that this book will stress, such as high energy, intuitiveness,creativity, and enthusiasm, and they are completely overlooked by the'disorder' model." The authors go on to cite Mozart and Einstein as examples of probable ADDsufferers. (The problem as they see it is not so much attention deficit butattention inconsistency: "Most of us with ADD can in fact hyperfocus attimes.") Although they warn against overdiagnosis, they also do aconvincingjob of answering the criticism that "everybody, and therefore nobody" hasADD. Using numerous case studies and a discussion of the way ADDintersects with other conditions (e.g., depression, substance abuse, andobsessive-compulsive disorder), they paint a concrete picture of thesyndrome's realities. Especially helpful are the lists of tips for dealingwith ADD in a child, a partner, or a family member.--Richard Farr ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very informative! Easy to read!
I am not very far into this book yet, but I have found it easy to read and informative so far.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
This is a VERY informative book.Lots of things I did not know and are crucial to ADHD!!I would recommend this book to anyone looking for some answers and direction.

5-0 out of 5 stars Still one of the very best
When you get tired of books by rage-aholics blaming everything on those awful people with ADHD, come back to this classic that provides a balanced and insightful understanding of ADHD and the people who deal with it. A careful reader will learn a lot from it. CAN'T WAIT for the author's upcoming release!

5-0 out of 5 stars ADHD
I am behind in my reading, have not read this book yet, I recieved it in great shape! great price!

5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ!!!
This is the absolute best book you can get on ADD! Edward Hallowell M.D. has ADD himself, and speaks from first-hand knowledge about the condition. He addresses how to identify the disorder and sheds light on every aspect of it! This book will help you understand your loved one with ADD, and also help them understand themselves! It has made my life MUCH easier!

Dr. Hallowell helps you understand the special benefits of ADD as well as how to help guide all of the unique qualities as well as how to minimize the negatives. If you only get one book on ADD, make it this one! ... Read more

14. Understanding Controversial Therapies for Children With Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Other Learning Disabilities: A Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Jkp Essentials Series)
by Lisa A. Kurtz
Paperback: 208 Pages (2008-02-15)
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Asin: 184310864X
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Offering a balanced overview of complementary and alternative therapies, this book will be useful for parents of children with autism, ADD or other learning disabilities.The book covers a wide variety of mind-body interventions and manipulative techniques, as well as energy therapies, biologically based methods, and alternative medical systems. For each approach, the author provides a detailed description of what the treatment involves, which professionals will be working with the child, and an explanation of the rationale behind the therapy. She also offers advice on who to approach for treatment, and includes a list of recommended resources and useful contacts for further information.This book will be a valuable source of information for parents and professionals working with children who have disabilities that impact their learning or behavior. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Not really what I expected
I did not find this particular book helpful.There are better books out there on the subject. ... Read more

15. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment, Second Edition
by Russell A. Barkley PhDABPPABCN
Hardcover: 628 Pages (1998-07-03)
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Updating and expanding Russell Barkley's acclaimed Handbook, this new second edition incorporates the latest findings on the nature, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As in the previous edition, Dr. Barkley includes contributions from other leading scientist-practitioners, who report on their respective areas of expertise. Readers will find current, practical information on nearly every aspect of the disorder. In-depth assessment and treatment guidelines are supported by updated outcomes documentation, and three new chapters focus specifically on adults.

Practitioners wishing to implement the assessment and treatment recommendations delineated in this edition are advised to purchase the companion Workbook, which contains a full set of forms, questionnaires, and handouts, in a large-size format, with permission to photocopy.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Source for Comprehensive Assessment
Barkley & Murphy offer a superb resource for the beginning and seasoned clinician who seeks to provide thorough screening for the cluster of potential psychiatric issues surrounding the 'ADHD' phenomenon.

This resource is based on the findings of ongoing best practices research.It offers multiple refereces.And it offers many suggestions for ongoing assessment.

This resource is particularly useful for those clinicians who communicate regularly with primary care providers as a means of documenting progress or raising questions about modifying treatment strategies.

Finally, it serves to discover behavioral data which is so vital when considering medication as a therapeutic strategy.

4-0 out of 5 stars it's ok
This is what I wanted. I don't really know how valid this is but it is a nice checklist to measure add in adults. It certainly is better than the computer tests. It is nice to have somthing objective for adults.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Text on ADHD
The first edition of "Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder : A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment" was generally considered a must-read for all Clinical Child Psychologists and other practitioners who worked or planned to work with children with behavior disorders. The second edition is even better, as it should be. This edition clarifies how we have learned much about ADHD in the past decade. The book's coverage of relevant literature, findings, and data-based theories and treatments makes it one of the very best books on ADHD available on the market. I recommend it to all who plan to work with behavior-disordered children. Also, this text should be in most public libraries to allow parents the opportunity to read accurate writings about ADHD.

5-0 out of 5 stars Assessing Co-Morbid Emotional Factors
Dr. Barkley has contributed an extremely beneficial companion to his handbook for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. The rating forms are very useful for the clinician assessing ADHD and comorbid features. Dr.Barkley's discussion offers extremely helpful guidelines for assessment andtreatment of ADHD and various emotional-behavioral issues which mayaccompany or mimic ADHD. This volume is a must for any practicing health oreducational professional involved in the assessment and treatment of ADHD.

5-0 out of 5 stars Innovative reference text for study, review and treatment
I found this text to be a most useful resource for ADHD from a bio-psychosocial point of view. It included an exhaustive literature review of studies, of both children and adults, with ADHD. I also appreciated thediscussions on cause/ effect relationships. I highly recommend this textfor Physicians and Psychologists/Therapists working together and being onthe same page with patients suffering from and living with ADHD. ... Read more

16. You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
by Kate Kelly, Peggy Ramundo
Paperback: 480 Pages (2006-04-25)
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Asin: 0743264487
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With over a quarter million copies in print, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! is one of the bestselling books on attention deficit disorder (ADD) ever written. There is a great deal of literature about children with ADD. But what do you do if you have ADD and aren't a child anymore? This indispensable reference -- the first of its kind written for adults with ADD by adults with ADD -- focuses on the experiences of adults, offering updated information, practical how-tos and moral support to help readers deal with ADD. It also explains the diagnostic process that distinguishes ADD symptoms from normal lapses in memory, lack of concentration or impulsive behavior. Here's what's new:

  • The new medications and their effectiveness
  • The effects of ADD on human sexuality
  • The differences between male and female ADD -- including falling estrogen levels and its impact on cognitive function
  • The power of meditation
  • How to move forward with coaching

And the book still includes advice about:

  • Achieving balance by analyzing one's strengths and weaknesses
  • Getting along in groups, at work and in intimate and family relationships -- including how to decrease discord and chaos
  • Learning the mechanics and methods for getting organized and improving memory
  • Seeking professional help, including therapy and medication
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good, I liked it
I have ADD and while it is very comforting to hear stories about other people and to know "you are not alone" A few too many 'personal stories'

The book makes some unrealistic suggestions for managing symptoms.One of the bigger suggestions is to keep a journal - of everything!Daily tasks, conversations with friends, phone call logs etc I am hear to tell you, keeping a journal for an ADDer is almost impossible!

One thing that resonated with me is the suggestion to delegate certain things off to other people.Gardner, housekeeper, nanny etc etc.I am definitely going to delegate more to others, things I should have no business trying to do!

Good overall and I would recommend it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Much too long.
I have inattentive ADD and do enjoy reading. I can finish most interesting books without a problem. This book is much too long, wordy and goes nowhere. It could be summarized in one page.Basically it says, if you have ADD, get organized and be nice to people. Other than this, it is not much help to anyone with ADD.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not too bad
Picked this one up for more info on ADD.Helpful title for sure, but not terribly impressed beyond that.Definitely has some good insights, but not much new or different than all the other such references out there.

5-0 out of 5 stars getting to know yourself better
If you are a diagnosed ADDer,you will discover your own self in every page.. All answers for ADDers' questions..

4-0 out of 5 stars Worth it.
I wasn't diagnosed with ADD until my late 30's and spent almost all of my life very frustrated with myself because I could not find a way to function "normally". When I was finally able to confirm ADD I thought that meds and knowledge would turn my life around. I could look at the sypmtom lists and relate to almost all of them. I could feel justifed that it wasn't all in my head.

Well, I haven't found the right meds yet and quite honestly keep putting off the search. I know that procrastination is an effect of the disorder but can't help but get ticked at myself anyway. While I am still a work in progress, this book helped to take a little of the weight of blame off my shoulders. There are plenty of people who manage their disorder wonderfully but those of us that do not blame ourselves. When I read about some of the people in this book I was amazed that they were just like me. I felt understood and less alone.

I can't say that this book will help you turn your life around. I honestly have not read the whole thing. Are there other book that offer better strategies and self-help guidance, I don't doubt it. I would still recommend this book to everyone who sits and dwells on all of their mistakes and wrong turns. There is a big difference between knowing the reasons that you do things and accepting yourself as who you are. Being able to relate youself to others makes it a little easier to get past blaming yourself and on to trying to push youself in the right direction. Get the book, read the parts that interest you and then continue your search for your own answers. ... Read more

17. Women with Attention Deficit Disorder
by Sari Solden, LMFT
Audio CD: Pages (2005-05-01)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In this specially produced 2.5 hr audio program, Sari Solden explores the unique way women experience life with ADD. In her own unique style, Sari poignantly leads the listener through the shame, embarrassment, and self-limitation of life with ADD to new empowering steps that can break old patterns and create positive change. Adapted from her groundbreaking book Women with Attention Deficit Disorder. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect choice for women with A.D.D.
Thank you for putting this book on audio!A counselor asked me to read this specific book.Well, with low attention A.D.D. - I had the book for months and just could not get through it.Then I found this audio on Amazon.I listen to it in my car while running about town.Perfect.Love it.I understand why it was so important to my counselor that I learn this information!!! ... Read more

18. Scattered:How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates And What You Can Do About It
by Gabor Mate
Paperback: 368 Pages (2000-08-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A groundbreaking book explains what really causes AttentionDeficit Disorder.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) has quicklybecome a controversial topic in recent years. Whereas other books onthe subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Gabor Matebelieves that our social and emotional environments play a key role inboth the cause of and cure for this condition. In Scattered, hedescribes the painful realities of ADD and its effect on children aswell as on career and social paths in adults. While acknowledging thatgenetics may indeed play a part in predisposing a person toward ADD,Dr. Mate moves beyond that to focus on the things we can control:changes in environment, family dynamics, and parenting choices. Hedraws heavily on his own experience with the disorder, as both an ADDsufferer and the parent of three diagnosed children. Providing athorough overview of ADD and its treatments, Scattered isessential and life-changing reading for the millions of ADD sufferersin North America today. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best on Attention Deficit Disorder
I have struggled with ADD all my life, and this book is by far the best I have read on the topic. Dr. Mate describes me perfectly in this book, and gives some great suggestions for parents of ADD children and for ADD adults.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best book I've read on the subject
Well written, with great advice. If your child possesses these traits, or you or someone suspects he/she does, buy this book and read it. It will help you and your child.

5-0 out of 5 stars merchandise received
I received this book on time.Thanks!I would order again from your site.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to Read and Informative
This book was extremely helpful and easy to read.It outlined the two different theories currently used to diagnose and treat ADD.The adult ADD section was especially interesting and informative.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-Read!
This book ought to be required reading for every parent and teacher of ADD children, and for every adult that lives with it themselves. Dr. Mate presents ADD in very clear, simple terms, from it's causes and symptoms to very "doable" solutions that go far beyond medication and behavior modification.For the first time in my life, I understood things about myself that I could never have begun to describe, much less begin to change.This book has changed my life, as a woman, a mother, and a teacher. ... Read more

19. Twelve Effective Ways to Help Your ADD/ADHD Child: Drug-Free Alternatives for Attention-Deficit Disorders
by Laura J. Stevens
Paperback: 288 Pages (2000-09-04)
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A parent's guide to effective techniques for combating the difficulties faced in raising a child with ADD/ADHD.

Affecting approximately five percent of the school-age population, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention Deficit Hyper-activity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral disorder in children. In her book, Laura Stevens offers a series of alternatives to the often-prescribed drugs, which have potential negative side effects.

Helping a child with ADD/ADHD can be a frustrating process that requires an understanding of the various biochemical and nutritional factors involved. This comprehensive guide offers the information parents need to recognize these factors. Included also are dietary suggestions and tips for avoiding allergens. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars /twelve Effective Ways to Help your ADD/ADHD Child:Drug Free Alternatives for Attention -Deficit Disorders
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5-0 out of 5 stars I wish I had this book 5 years ago!
This easy to read book helped us find a little peace in our lives. We implemented many things from this book with our ADHD son. We have been doing this diet for about three months now. I have never recommended any other ADHD book. This is the first. I am amazed at the difference. These were easy things to implement. The nice thing about this book is you can try one thing at a time or a lot. It is not overwhelming. Some things this book helped my son with are; he's much less hyperactive, sleeps better, eats better, less moody and fewer meltdowns. The stress level in our family is way down. Thank you Laura! My son enjoys the recipes in the book as well. Check out her website too!

3-0 out of 5 stars Good Resource
This a good resource for people who are choosing not to use medication to help manage AD/HD. The book give a basic idea of what AD/HD is. It offers suggestions for natural ways to help with AD/HD such as changes in diet, toxin removal, biofeedback. etc. The suggestions in the book may also pertain to ADDults.

5-0 out of 5 stars Solving the puzzle
Laura Stevens provides a much needed road map for parents seeking help for their children with ADHD.By providing step-by-step instructions, sound nutritional knowledge, excellent examples, problem-specific narratives, and good, common sense day-to-day practices (i.e.-recipes), she is eliminating the frustration in the search for answers for current and future parents of children with ADHD.This book provides the type of aid that only could have been given by someone who has had first hand experience in raising children with ADHD.Parents can now learn what to do directly from the book rather than waiting while much of the medical community is playing catch-up to scientific literature.

5-0 out of 5 stars 12 Effective Ways to Help Your ADD/ADHD Child
This book is superb in every respect.It's comprehensive, yet concise, well organized and reader-friendly.It contains information which parents cannot find elsewhere.

Stevens is a mother and highly educated professional who is now carrying out research at Purdue University on the critically important role of essential fatty acids on children with ADHD.

In this book she gives parents and professionals a step-by-step approach for helping children.In my opinion, this book will be a bestselling book for parents in the first decade of the 21st Century.

William G. Crook, M.D. Emeritus Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics ... Read more

20. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Third Edition: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment
by Russell A. Barkley PhDABPPABCN
Hardcover: 770 Pages (2005-11-03)
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This handbook presents extensive knowledge on the nature, diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ADHD. Provided are authoritative guidelines for understanding and managing the challenges ADHD poses to children, adolescents, and adults in a range of settings. All chapters conclude with user-friendly Key Clinical Points.

Note: Practitioners wishing to implement the assessment and treatment recommendations in the Handbook are advised to purchase the companion Workbook, which contains a full set of forms, questionnaires, and handouts, in a large-size format with permission to photocopy. (20080101) ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Authoritative
I'm a patient. Self-help books written for a general audience can be great, but if you find yourself on the last page with too many unanswered questions about details or causes or evidence - if you want the final word (insofar as there can be one) - and you can deal with college-level material and some jargon, then this book is what you need. At least it's the best such book. You may find yourself reading several "textbooks" after this, as I did, but this is the best. Barkley is probably the single most respected and cited expert in the field. He wrote more than a third of the book and selected the best people in the field to write the other chapters. This is a summary and overview of all that was known scientifically as of 2006, and there's nothing newer that's nearly as comprehensive. As an academic work should, it has all the citations of peer-reviewed journal articles etc. that you'd need to get even further into the subject.

For an adult patient or the parent of an affected child, the knowledge you can gain here will allow you to better understand the particular form/nature of the disorder you're facing. It's said that every case of ADD is different - really different. No self-help book can address the nuances and peculiarities of an individual case. But armed with the scientific data in this book you can both get a more clinical look at your own case and be better able to read those self-help books with insight and a critical eye.

For primary care practitioners, mental health and social work professionals, educators, caregivers in specialized fields related to ADD, and any other professionals who might run into ADHD kids or the 4% to 8% (or so) of adults who have some form of the disorder: a plea from a patient who wasn't diagnosed until age 54. Please read this book. Please. Had anyone suggested to me that I might have ADHD just a year earlier, not to mention ten or thirty years earlier, I might have saved myself (and others) much pain and many difficulties. This book can help you make that difference for someone. And of course if you're routinely dealing with ADHD this book is a must-read.

Lots of researchers disagree with Barkley, though usually just in part. There's still much that's mysterious about this disorder. I don't want to imply that this book is the beginning and end of the subject. Only that it's a great overview and starting point for the scientifically-minded.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must-read for all clinicians
Thsi revision of Barkley's book is outstanding.The book is easier to read than past revisions, yet like the previous ones provides up-to-date research findings on ADHD.The chapters on school supports are matchless compared to other books by ADHD researchers/writers.Parents will probably find the book "heady", but no clinician should practice without having read this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent but challenging.
This is the most complete explanation I've read on ADHD. It has been a challenging process but worth every minute and frustration. If you become familiar with this book you will be familiar with ADHD and will have a great reference at hand. If you have a child with ADHD or suspect the same you will get invaluable information if you can stick to it. This is definitely not "ADHD For Idiots"! ... Read more

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