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Adult ADD-- The Complete Handbook : Everything You Need to Know about How to Cope and Live Well with ADD/ADHD [NOOK Book]

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Impulsivity, hyperactivity, inattention and distractability—words that ring a bell? For the estimated six million Americans suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder, such words interfere with daily life! For another 40 million people, such words alone make them think they have ADD.
A disorder that doesn't go away on its own, ADD turns untreated children into frustrated adults. And, adults who have children with ADD, probably have it as well. From the co-authors of Migraines: ...
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Adult ADD-- The Complete Handbook : Everything You Need to Know about How to Cope and Live Well with ADD/ADHD

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Overview

Impulsivity, hyperactivity, inattention and distractability—words that ring a bell? For the estimated six million Americans suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder, such words interfere with daily life! For another 40 million people, such words alone make them think they have ADD.
A disorder that doesn't go away on its own, ADD turns untreated children into frustrated adults. And, adults who have children with ADD, probably have it as well. From the co-authors of Migraines: What Works! and Back Pain: What Works! (both Prima), comes Adult ADD—The Complete Handbook. Although ADD books have appeared on bestseller lists before, this is the first ADD book ever written by neurologists.
In simple and friendly terms, co-authors David Sudderth and Joseph Kandel offer help to those leading frustrating lives. They provide coping mechanisms, both psychological and an up-to-date guide to the latest technology that people with ADD will benefit from. In addition to providing a list of primary ADD symptoms and theoretic causes, the handbook also:
·Suggests where they should start and which doctor they should choose
·Explains which medicines (including Ritalin) are effective for ADD treatment
·Offers complimentary treatments, such as changing sleep habits and diet, counseling, and biofeedback
·Provides self-help strategies and coping mechanisms for daily problems
For more information about Adult ADD, visit www.neurologist.com.


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"...two of the most prominent neurologists in the field cut through the confusion to define what adult ADD really is and what you can do about it."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307565549
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/14/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 711,300
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Joseph Kandel, M.D., is founder and medical director of the Neurology Center of Naples in Florida and associate clinical professor at Wright State University School of Medicine. He maintains a busy clinical practice. His articles have appeared in numerous medical journals, and he is a popular lecturer on spine disorders and pain management.

David B. Sudderth, M.D., is the senior partner at the Neurology Center of Naples and cofounder of the Gulfcoast Spine Institute in Naples, Florida. He is the chairman of the American Back Society Division on Pain Management and a popular national speaker on many health related topics.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I Identifying the Problem 1
1 What Is ADD? 3
2 Causes of ADD 17
3 Diagnosing ADD 36
4 Differential Diagnosis and "Co-Morbidities": When Something Else Looks Like (or Another Problem Accompanies) ADD 45
Pt. II Resolving the Problem 65
5 "Where Do I Start?" 67
6 Medications 79
7 Other Treatments for Adult ADD 108
8 Coping with ADD: Self-Help Strategies for Daily Problems 125
9 Adaptive Devices for Adults with ADD 138
Pt. III Other Issues 159
10 Women with ADD 161
11 ADD and the Family 171
12 Work and School and ADD 183
Conclusion 193
App. I Frequently Asked Questions on Adult ADD 195
App. II Common Problems Faced by People with ADD and Some Solutions 205
App. III Support Groups for People with ADD 207
App. IV ADD Checklist of Adult Symptoms 227
App. V Adaptive Devices 229
Bibliography 231
Index 243
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 1999

    Propaganda for Neurologists

    I feel this book is very helpful and informative for those coping with this chronic disorder. What dissapointed me most about this book was the bias in favor of neurologists. The authors, both board-certified neurologists, feel that their profession is the most qualified to deal with ADD. While I believe all medical and mental-health professionals are beneficial to this disorder, I feel their assertion that neurologists are the only professionals that should treat ADD is simply propaganda. ADD has a neurological component, but keep in mind it is also multidimesional in its eitiology and course. Keep in mind also that neurologists specialize in treating diseases of the brain and nervous system. They are usually not trained in psychotherapy This book is helpful, but remember to look beyond their self-serving bias.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2011

    Duhh information

    The information is stating what adults with ADD already know. The book only restates the obvious. However the information in the back of the book for web sites and other books to read is very helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2003

    Neurologists aren't the only people that can treat ADD!

    This book is basically a book written to bring more business to neurologists. Written by two neurologists who state ADD is best treated by neurologists and with medications. Their bias gets in the way of this book being useful. In the real world, try to find a neurologist who will take on ADD patients! Psychologists and psychiatrists are much better trained and equiped, AND available to treat this disorder. I would never recommend this book to my patients!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 1999

    Written for the lay person, but still biased

    This book is helpful to those who suffer from this pervasive disorder. Perhaps the strongest attribute of this book is that it dispells the still commom misconception that ADD is outgrown by adulthood. This is certainly not the case as a plethora of research has suggested. Unfortunately this book is still biased in favor of Neurologists. The book asserts that Neurologists are the best trained to deal with treating ADD. I don't believe this is accurate. Neurologists treat brain and spinal cord injuries; they do not practice psychotherapy.

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