Taking Charge of Adult ADHD
For adults with ADHD, problems with attention, planning, problem solving, and controlling emotions can make daily life an uphill battle. Fortunately, effective help is out there. No one is a better guide to how to get the best care—and what sufferers can do for themselves—than renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley provides step-by-step strategi...more
Paperback, 294 pages
Published July 22nd 2010 by The Guilford Press
(first published July 21st 2010)
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This book is a good example of lying with statistics. The author ignores the known obvious causes of ADHD and comes up with unproven claims that ADHD is caused by brain development problems or general chemical unbalances. At the same time he's a big fan of diagnosing ADHD with the "evaluation process", but he fails to mention that these questionnaires claim over 85% of people have ADHD. So by his logic over 85% of people have a chemical imbalance or an underdeveloped brain. He doesn't put these...more
Very insightful for me, an adult with ADHD. I just wish he didn't push being medicated as such a strong course of action. I also don't agree with the theory that it's caused by an underdevelopment in the brain, a chemical imbalance, while it might be considered an underdevelopment, is much more comforting. Otherwise it answered several questions and life experiences that had been left a mystery, for me, for years. For example: ADHD is a form of blindness...time blindness.