Adult ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, also known as ADHD or ADD, can be an underlying cause of disorganisation in adults. People with ADHD can benefit from specific organising strategies aimed at building on their strengths and tackling specific challenges.

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ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life
Strategies That Work from a Professional Organiser and a Renowned Clinician
By Judith Kolberg and Kathleen G Nadeau

Publisher's Description
Organizing books fall short of addressing the unique needs of adults with ADD. They fail to understand the clinical picture of ADD and how it impacts the organizing process often making their advice irrelevant or frustrating when put into application. Books about ADD may address organization/disorganization but do so in a cursory fashion and on a very small scale in what are usually long books on the subject. This is a book that has ADD-Friendly advice with the ADDer in mind. This collaboration brings forth the best underlying understanding with the most effective and practical remedy from ADD experts in two important fields -- professional organization and clinical psychology. Finally, it offers organizing advice that ranges from self-help to utilizing the help of non-professionals, to using professional assistance. Thus it permits the reader to decide where they are at personally in the organizing process, and what level of support will be most beneficial to their unique situation.

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the-adhd-handbookThe ADHD Handbook
What Every Parent Needs to Know to Get the Best for Their Child
By Stuart Passmore

Publisher's Description
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is now one of the most common childhood disorders right across the world, with a wealth of conflicting advice available everywhere you look. But most parents want only one thing: to find out what is going on with their child and how they can help them. The ADHD Handbook draws on the most up-to-date research from around the world to present a comprehensive look at ADHD, covering everything from how it is diagnosed to the common myths surrounding what causes it, from the brain anatomy implicated in the disorder to the pros and cons of the various types of medication, and from the most effective psychotherapies to the best parenting techniques. In addition, there are chapters looking at the experience of ADHD from the sufferer's point of view, as well as the facts and myths surrounding ADHD in adults.

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Answers To Distractionanswers-to-distraction
By Edward M Hallowell and John J Ratey

Publisher's Description
After decades of being unfairly diagnosed, children and adults with attention deficit disorder are now recognized as having a common and treatable neurological condition. Drs. Hallowell and Ratey answer the questions most frequently asked at their nationwide workshops and seminars, resulting in an easy-to-read reference that covers every aspect of the disorder: from identifying symptoms and diagnosis, to the latest treatment options, as well as practical day-to-day advice on how you or a loved one can live a normal life with ADD. Whether you are a patient, parent, teacher, or health-care professional, "Answers to Distraction" will help those whose ADD has caused persistent problems in school, at work, and in relationships.


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attention-deficit-disorder-2Attention Deficit Disorder
A Different Perception
By Thom Hartmann

Publisher's Description
A study of attention deficit disorder which argues that the condition is rooted in human evolution includes supporting evidence and reflects new advances in non-drug treatments.


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The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults
By Thomas E. Brown

Publisher's Description
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.


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delivered-from-distractionDelivered from Distraction
Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
By Edward M. Hallowell and John J Ratey

Publisher's Description
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. 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.


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the-disorganized-mindThe Disorganised Mind
Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks & Talents
By Nancy A Ratey

Publisher's Description
For the millions of adults diagnosed with ADHD The Disorganized Mind will provide expert guidance on what they can do to make the most of their lives. The inattention, time-mismanagement, procrastination, impulsivity, distractibility, and difficulty with transitions that often go hand-in-hand with ADHD can be overcome with the unique approach that Nancy Ratey brings to turning these behaviors around.

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driven-to-distractionDriven to Distraction
Recognising and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
By John Ratey, Edward M Hallowell

Publisher's Description
Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers. Through vivid stories and case histories of patients-both adults and children-Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this "disorder"-including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.


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fidget-to-focusFidget to Focus
Outwit Your Boredom: Sensory Strategies for Living with ADD
By Roland Rotz and Sarah Wright

Publisher's Description
Until now, the only way you could learn about the "Fidget to Focus" approach to successfully living with and managing Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) was to attend a national conference. The groundbreaking ideas in this book, based on the personal experiences of hundreds of people and recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, will change the way you live with this disorder. "Fidget to Focus" is a guide to keeping your brain engaged and focused with tools and techniques available to you at any time (workbook included!).


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more-attention-less-deficitMore Attention, Less Deficit
Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD
By Ari Tuckman

Publisher's Description
This is the only book on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) written in a structure that caters to the tendency for adults with ADHD to jump around. This essential guidebook begins by describing how the ADHD brain processes information and how that leads to typical challenges that people with ADHD experience, as well as why certain strategies are effective and others aren't. This lays the foundation for everything that follows, from getting diagnosed to an overview of the research of how ADHD affects people's lives. A thorough explanation of standard treatment options-including medication, therapy, and coaching-as well as alternative treatments, helps guide adults with ADHD to get the most from their healthcare providers. From there, the book provides an extensive collection of practical strategies to overcome common struggles in the areas of self-esteem, work, relationships, friendships, parenting, and everyday life. It covers everything from time management to getting organized. Brief, ADHD-friendly articles can stand alone or be read in sequence, making it the perfect book for the busy adult with ADHD who wants rock-solid information that is easily digestible.


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understand-your-brain-get-more-doneUnderstand Your Brain, Get More Done
The ADHD Executive Functions Workbook
By Ari Tuckman

Publisher's Description
Written for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) sufferers yet useful for anyone wishing make better use of their time, this book is abundant with effective strategies for combating problems related to inattention, procrastination, disorganization, mismanagement of time, and poor planning. It begins by carefully explaining the neurologic underpinnings of ADHD and focusing on specific executive functions—the brain-based processes that assist in planning, initiating, and carrying out tasks to complete projects. Then using exercises designed to identify areas that need addressing, it aims to "tune up" these executive functions for maximum productivity. In contrast to many books on ADHD, which can have good ideas but lack practical ways to apply them in everyday life, this guide includes specific recommendations for improving distractibility, working memory, attention, organization, time management, and response inhibition deficits. With strategies based in the science of how the ADHD brain processes information, this reference bridges the gap between knowledge and action.


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you-mean-i-m-not-lazy-stupid-or-crazy--2You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!
The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
By Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo

Publisher's Description
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.


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51jkAeM1isL._SX317_BO1,204,203,200_Women with Attention Deficit Disorder:
Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life
by Sari Solden

Publisher's Description
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.

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