You will also find hope. He also refuses to think of ADD as a "disease" and while pharmacological treatments can produce dramatic improvements in some, it is more important to deal with what has "trained" or supported a person's inability to stay attenti Dr. So the solution for the ADD adult is not to 'fit in', but to accept his inability to conform. Awareness and knowledge about how to Everyone should read this book, regardless of whether or not you think you, yourself, have AD H D or know someone who may struggle with the symptoms.
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I also covers adults diagnosed with ADD late in life. So his point isn't that medication and behavioral treatments are useless, as that they are better done with a focus on relationship and particularly on attachment difficulties.
This book had an unusual perspective towards ADD.
Scattered Minds : The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder
I could go on. I probably would, and then spend a week crying, but ultimately be really glad to have the knowledge, and then call it up every time I fail my child as proof of my inadequacy, and then be grateful for the knowledge it's given me to support my child well Sep 18, Ann Frost rated it it was amazing.
The examples he provides, including the example of himself, as an accomplished medical practitioner and author as well as an adult living with ADD, help to dispel many of the misconceptions concerning who can have ADD or what it may look like.
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Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It
Many of his patients suffer from mental illness, drug addiction and HIV, or all three. Secrets for the Mad dodie. Bestsellers gwbor Coping With Illness. They were raised under identical conditions, yet I am supposed to believe I was a shitty parent to one and not the other.
About Gabor Mate, M. I said no, and found the idea amusing. Our earliest relationships affect us well into adulthood.
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He integrates developmental understanding, neuroscience and psychiatric concepts and succeeds in challenging the medical model of ADHD. Not to mention my peek into the mind of the ADD boyfriend! Sure, I have always been extremely spacey and inattentive, disastrously disorganized and distracted, chronically forgetful and tuned out and so and and so forth Jun 10, Kristen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I look at parenting in a radically different way.
About Scattered Minds Written from the inside by a person who himself has ADD, with the wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds explodes the myth of ADD as a genetically based illness, offering real hope and advice for children and adults who live with this disorder.
Written from the inside by a person who himself has ADD, with the wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds explodes the myth of ADD as a genetically based illness, offering real hope and advice for children and adults who live with this disorder.
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All the frustration and confusion. Visit our Beautiful Books mmate and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and mafe. Reading this book was so incredible - it offered insight and changed my perspective on all the relationships in my life, though I picked it up because my boyfriend was recently diagnosed.
I found the book very interesting and several things about it made me understand myself better. I've since been reading anything else about the disorder I can find.
Sure, they can coexist at different levels at the same time, but in my experience they definitely are not the same thing.