Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?

Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?

Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder

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As many as 30 million adults in the U.S. share a genetic condition that threatens their health, employment, finances, and even their closest relationships. Yet only one million adults know they have it, and few of them truly understand it. What is this mysterious condition? Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), recognized as a valid medical diagnosis since 1994. About 70 percent of children with ADHD do not grow out of AD/HD. And contrary to popular myth, the symptoms can be even more impairing in adulthood than in childhood. This is a lifespan disorder¿with serious implications into old age. This book will readers to: --Learn the true nature of ADHD (as explained by top researchers and clinicians) and abandon widespread, harmful misperceptions. --Know how to get through "denial" about AD/HD¿your own or your loved one's. --Be a smart mental healthcare consumer when seeking care for AD/HD. --Understand in simple terms the brain-science breakthroughs that help explain how brain dysfunction can harm our health, relationships, finances, and more. This is the only comprehensive, easy-to-understand, and practical guide for: --Adults with AD/HD --Their loved ones, friends, and co-workers --Physicians, psychotherapists, and substance-use counselors --Employers and college professors --And everyone else who wants to learn the facts about Adult AD/HD By turns enlightening, humorous, and pragmatic, it includes true stories and evidence-based strategies from top experts. Expect it to become as much an industry standard as "Driven to Distraction."
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : 1201 Alarm Press, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780981548708
0981548709
Branch Call Number: 616.8589 PER NVD
Characteristics: xxvii, 369 p. ; 23 cm

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beebopp9 Aug 22, 2012

I read the first several chapters of this book and then bought it. It describes my ADD family member to a T. Even without having pursued any of the options presented, it feels much more bearable knowing that it is the ADD and not this person being deliberately thoughtless in so many ways.


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beebopp9 Aug 22, 2012

I read the first several chapters of this book and then bought it. It describes my ADD family member to a T. Even without having pursued any of the options presented, it feels much more bearable knowing that it is the ADD and not this person being deliberately thoughtless in so many ways.

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