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Scattered Minds: Hope and Help for Adults with ADHD

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An important new book on an increasingly talked-about condition that affects more than 8 million American adults.

Contrary to popular belief, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) isn't just a kids' disorder. In fact, after depression, it is the most common psychiatric disorder, affecting more than 8 million American adults. With symptoms that include difficulty
Hardcover, 193 pages
Published May 4th 2006 by Putnam Adult
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Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A hopeful boon on a mental disorder that afflicts 5-10% of Americans. Actionable ways to look at this illness combined with recent scientific theory make this a worthwhile add to the psychological lieterature.
Camilla Severns
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I think this is an excellent starting book for somebody new to researching ADHD. It covers a range of topics such as what ADHD is, how your brain functions because of it, different types of medication and the effects they have, alternative practices to helping stave off the symptoms ADHD, and different skill building approaches such as cognitive therapy or ADHD coaching.

Personally I want more information on my inattentive ADHD and methods/tips to help me be more productive and live a more fulfi
Jan 25, 2011 rated it liked it
I finished this book earlier today, and I would be hard pressed to point to anything remotely unique about it. Seems like he's treading the same old ground as the Hallowell posse, which of course doesn't make it wrong, it simply makes it rather forgettable. He did make an effort to keep the technical discourse on the brain and its parts to a minimum, and for that I commend him. If there's any mention anywhere that some of the drugs prescribed as treatment of ADHD can have some funky side effects ...more
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It is a great book for someone who wants to know about ADD and not wallow in medical terms. The author use easy to understand terms. The real-life cases also help in understanding what it was like to have ADD every single day, until of course medication is implemented. It also showcase the importance of getting help early on. The title is eye catching; the content is life changing.
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Very detailed and cogent review of the topic. I have read several books in the last few months, this is not my favourite but it is well written, interesting and clearly uses facts to back up the informaton presented. It is a scholarly, albeit readable discussion of ADHD.
Kari Olfert
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Quick, easy read that can be used as a reference/starting point for someone who believes they may have ADHD. Clearly states what ADHD is and what it is not.
Cassadie Bouchie
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
I think this book makes a lot of sense, it shows someone self diagnosis though, that I do not like about it, because self diagnosing is dangerous.
Dec 26, 2011 marked it as to-read
mentioned in Boston Globe 8/2011; ordered from PPL 12/26/11
Jason Verwey
Nov 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Good primer, but not a lot of new information if you're already picked up the other ADHD "classics"
Coco Prato
Feb 25, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book needs a lot of gravy. Beyond that, it is totally outdated considering the majority of the medical content pertains to neuroscience and was written in 2001.
Lori Johnstone
Encouragement and good advice if you are a possible candidate for Adult ADHD. Screening test and then recommends getting a more comprehensive assessment from your doctor/psychiatrist.
Dec 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Good overview of the symptoms and causes of ADD.
Mar 09, 2008 rated it really liked it
This was very informative and gave thorough medical information in plain english.
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Lenard Adler, M.D., is director of the Adult ADHD Program at New York University, where he is also an associate professor of psychiatry and neurology.

He has appeared on 60 Minutes and the Today show, as well as in The New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, and elsewhere, discussing his treatment methods for adults with ADHD.
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