Gina Pera

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Gina Pera is an Adult ADHD expert based in the San Francisco Bay area.

She is the contributor of the first chapter on therapy for ADHD-challenged couples appearing in Dr. Russell Barkley's "gold standard" clinical guide, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment.

Gina is the co-author, with psychologist Arthur Robin, of the first evidence-based guide to couple therapy for Adult ADHD (Routledge, 2015): Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions

Her first book, the bestselling Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? Stopping the Roller Coater When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder, garnered four national book awards:

1. Best Psychology Book (Silver); 2008 Benjamin Franklin Awards

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Gina Pera Actually, I absolutely DETEST writing.

One writer compared it once to grabbing your upper lip and pulling until you have skinned yourself!

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Actually, I absolutely DETEST writing.

One writer compared it once to grabbing your upper lip and pulling until you have skinned yourself!

A bit vivid, okay. But it's not too far off.

Writing is hard. I've hated it all my life.

Why did I become a writer (despite my mother imploring me to "do something easier, like business or medicine")?

Because I had information I wanted to share—information that could truly be life-saving for millions of people and for others would immensely elevate the quality of their lives and their happiness and health.

So, if you want to know the "best thing" about being a writer, that's it for me. I do it because I have to. And I'm glad I can. But it is hard, hard work.

For my first book, I probably went through 100 drafts. Word by word.

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Gina Pera After spending 12 of the last 20 years writing two ground-breaking books on adult ADHD, I am working to create instruction and support in implementing…moreAfter spending 12 of the last 20 years writing two ground-breaking books on adult ADHD, I am working to create instruction and support in implementing the cumulative knowledge and strategies.

For consumers (individuals and couples) and professionals.

The site is https://ADHDSuccessTraining.com(less)
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Does ADHD Create Vulnerability to “High-Control” Groups?

Are people with unrecognized ADHD potentially at higher risk for joining so-called “high-control” groups, such as fundamentalist religions?  If so, what might be the trade-offs for having “external structure”? That’s the topic of this post. …


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“ADHD is really not so much a disorder of attention as it is a disorder of self-regulation,”
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“it requires deep love to coax effective treatment from our mental healthcare system for a partner who is convinced that nothing can improve or, worse, that nothing is wrong, when it obviously is.”
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