By Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey
This refreshing bestseller reveals the latest research and clinical observations on ADD. Embraces the idea that success in life comes more from playing to your strengths than overcoming your weaknesses. For people with ADD (child or adult), these strengths often include unusually high levels of creativity, charisma, intelligence, and energy.
While medication and other treatments can sometimes reduce limitations, surrounding yourself with people who promote these positive traits is the single most important element to living well with ADD.
The tips and stories for how to do so are fresh, funny, and far more helpful than tired arguments over drugs versus no drugs or whether there’s even such a thing as ADD at all. Their recommended steps for living a satisfying life with ADD include developing personal relationships and engaging in creative activities that will foster self-esteem.
You’ll learn about:
- Whether ADD runs in families
- New diagnostic procedures, tests, and evaluations
- The links between ADD and other conditions
- How people with ADD can free up their inner talents and strengths
- The new drugs and how they work, and why they’re not for everyone
- Exciting advances in nonpharmaceutical therapies, including changes in diet,exercise, and lifestyle
- How to adapt the classic twelve-step program to treat ADD
- Strategies for dealing with procrastination, clutter, and chronic forgetfulness
416 pages. Softcover. 2005.