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Published October 1st 2006 by Yale University Press (first published September 22nd 2005)
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Bean Delphiki
This is definitely one of the best books out there on the topic of ADHD. And as someone diagnosed with the disorder in adulthood, believe me - I've read a lot.

It might seem ridiculous that one of the best things I can say about this book is that it contains no misinformation that I could find. But while ADHD is one of the best-researched cognitive disorders, it is also probably the most misunderstood. I have, innumerable times, stood in a bookstore seething over some "definitive guide to ADHD" w
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This book by Dr. Brown is a masterpiece. Dr. Brown goes through personal stories of young children suffering from attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder as well as adults and helps one truly understand the disorder. As someone who suffered from ADHD as a child and still does, this book brought tears to my eyes. The reason that it did so is because I suffered from it from a very young age and people at that time (and even today) did not really realize what ADHD was and that it was not a probl ...more
Karen Hesson
If you have any questions about learning difficulties, this is the book to read. Easy and interesting. Glad I stumbled on it.
Nick Mason
Fascinating book that has transformed my understanding of ADD. The author does a great job debunking the myths and common misunderstandings related to ADD. What is fascinating from a personal level is how ADD symptoms has been misunderstood as learning disabilities. ADD goes beyond just inability for attention but a much more complex syndrome effecting multiple areas. The book introduced me to executive functioning which details the different areas that ADD effects which goes beyond what is comm ...more
Read in 2 days. How's that for ADD?
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Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults

By Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, September, 2005

Myths about Attention Deficit Disorder abound. This disorder often goes unrecognized, and even when diagnosed may be inadequately treated. In this up-to-date and clearly written book for the general public as well as professionals in medicine, mental health and education, Dr. Brown describes his new way of understanding ADD. Drawing on recent findings
Beth A.
This book is informative, extremely complete, accurate and well thought out. It describes the whys of the sometimes contradictory behaviors of ADD. (Short answer, it’s more of a problem regulating attention than a complete inability to focus. Therefore a child might hyper-focus on something interesting to them, say, legos, for hours, but be unable to focus on something less interesting, say spelling words.) It contains a great description of the many different and sometimes unexpected ways ADD a ...more
Lady Jane
Breaks down AD/HD-- an impairment of the brain's Executive Function-- in laymens' terms, using many helpful anecdotes. In every chapter Dr. Brown addresses AD/HD facts, based on current research, and dispels myths and outdated theories. He spells out how AD/HD impacts people in childhood, adolescence and adulthood, identifies ancillary disorders that routinely accompany AD/HD, depicts treatment modalities and addresses common emotions relating to AD/HD. I think this book would be helpful to anyo ...more
May 26, 2013 Peter rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in learning more about ADD/ADHD or how the mind works
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I read this to complete CEU's for my nursing license renewal. I found it easy to read, fascinating and thorough. Although it does tend to lean toward medication as the best option, it does a good job of presenting alternative therapies as well.
Extremely informative. I've no doubt I'll be revisiting this book again. My only small complaint is that I'd like to of seen more non-medicine treatments discussed.
Not sure if there is any ADD in the family, but I thought this was a great nonfiction read for those who want to know more about this
I actually never finished this book. I found the anecdotes interesting, but didn't find it overly enlightening...
This book was quite useful but also, at times, laborious.
dumb. thats really all there is to say.
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