Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of ADD
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a national health crisis that continues to growâ€”yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly treated illnesses today. Now, using breakthrough diagnostic techniques, Dr. Daniel Amen has discovered that there are six distinct types of ADD, each requiring a different treatment.
With recommendations for prescription drug
Now this is not a book for someone looking to diagnose themselves with the disorder, rather it gives a glimpse into how ADD manif ...more
This man is a dynamo of energy and enthusiam for fixing the brain when everyone else is giving up. Often he decibes sitautions where wrong disagnosis are given to a person and their life slowly falls apart - for no reason. There are solutions. He has a practise in Cliafornia and Virginia and writes a zillion ...more
Amen is controversial in the psychiatry world for his use of SPECT imaging, SPECT, as I understand it, provides a geographic map of the brain and detects the levels of activity in different regions of the brain. From this in ...more
Should a person who has difficulties assuming a "normal" life in spite of high intelligence, "settle" for a job beneath his abilities mainly so he will not be overly stressed, and then enjoy his hobbies? That's what I had decided would be best for the people I know who suffer with emotional problems.
But what if they could be treated for whatever they have, and then assume a more normal life?
page 8: Brett, 27, had just been fired from hi ...more
After reading this book I realized few doctors are as gifted as Dr. Amen to see the details of trying to live with ADD. This book offers updated information on defining which of the ADD are the likely issues and it can be more than one type. In a kind, thoughtful, non-judgemental presentation, he offers case information to show successes thru physical exercise, type specific supplements to support brain function, and a better diet of clean meats and v ...more
Also the language was kind of drab, and redundant. I wish the chapters were a little more unique, or perhaps some set up in a somewhat of a different way to keep my attention.
Aside from that it really was an educational book, that I'm still glad to have read. I always like learning about the many different opinions/schools of thou ...more
Psychiatrist Daniel Amen’s work is controversial, to say the least. While Healing ADD from the Inside Out has some good information, readers should also be aware of criticisms from the scientific community.
That said, Dr. Amen provides a valuable perspective on ADHD, coming from a brain science angle that many will find appealing. As his patient anecdotes illustrate, people often open up to treatment after seeing their behavior’s biological ro ...more
from the library computer:
Table of Contents
PART I: ADD UNCOVERED
ADD in the Real World: Stories Throug the Life Cycle
The ADD Story
Looking into the ADD Brain: The Development of SPECT Imaging in Psychiatry
The Amen Clinic ADD Type Questionnaire
PART II: THE SIX ADD TYPES
Type 1: Classic ADD
Type 2: Inattentive ADD
Type 3: Overfocused ADD
Type 4: Temporal Lobe ADD
Type 5: Limbic ADD
A lot of people with certa ...more
So I got on the internet, did a self-test that convinced me, and made an appointment with the psychiatrist. She confirmed the diagnosis and asked if I wanted medicine. I didn't. "Just tell me what your fav ...more
He also goes into quite a bit of detail about the "games" people with ADD play and how behaviors such as conflict seeki ...more
I have a child who has been experiencing difficulty in many areas of her life, but the constant arguing (between me and her, and also between her and other family members) was what finally drove me to take her to a therapist. And to my surprise, the diagnosis was ADD, something not even on my radar, and which I was not convinced was even "real." So, she gave us recommended reading, and as my husband put it, ADD is not what we thought it was. This book has been ve ...more
Even with my preexisting adult ADD/ADHD knowledge base, the book's premise of identifying and healing six unique types of ADD intrigued me. Sure enough, I did glean new information, and I especially en ...more
ACI is the world leader in applying brain imaging science to clinical practice. AC ...more