Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a very common disorder among children, but it can also extend into adolescence and adulthood. Children with ADHD are often disruptive and have trouble concentrating and being quiet or still, which can adversely affect relationships at home, school, and among friends. For adults with ADHD, everyday tasks such as getting ready for the day's work, getting to work on time, and being productive at work, can be a major challenge.
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YOU MEAN I'M NOT LAZY, STUPID OR CRAZY?!: A Self-help Book for Adults
with Attention Deficit Disorder
Kate Kelly, Peggy Ramundo
Straightforward, practical advice for taking control of the symptoms, minimizing the disabilities, and maximizing the advantages of adult ADD.
There is a great deal of literature about children with attention deficit disorder, ADD. But what do you do if you have ADD and aren't a child anymore? You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! focuses on the experiences of adults, offering accurate information, practical how-tos and moral support to help readers deal with ADD.
Reviewer Rating: The
most useful book I've found
I was diagnosed with ADD at the age of 9. In the seven-plus years since then, I've read a great deal of books about ADD. Almost all of them rely on the same "You're a unique and special snowflake!" attitude, and the same generalizations about people with ADD.
After I was given this book as a gift, I put off reading this book for a while, sure thatit would be more of the same. Instead, it was incredable in its honesty. Instead of playing up the benefits of ADD, making it sound like a wonderful blessing, Kelly understands that, sometimes, it's also a curse. Those recently diagnosed need may reassurance, of course. However, when that's ALL a book is, it loses its value as a resource. That's why this book was so great- it stated that there's nothing wrong with ADD in the first couple chapters, then moved right along (giving it a more believable tone than most books, whose constant "There's nothing wrong at all!" statments make me suspect that maybe the author is trying to hide something) to talking about theories involving ADD (which was pretty cool). Read more