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 staying focused, paying attention, and getting things done, this chronic condition takes a toll on career ...

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Overview

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 staying focused, paying attention, and getting things done, this chronic condition takes a toll on career achievement and personal relationships-but is treatable and manageable.

Dr. Lenard Adler, director of the Adult ADHD Program at New York University Medical Center, presents the latest proven information on this widely misunderstood condition, revealing hidden warning signs, debunking common misconceptions, and offering information on getting an accurate diagnosis, along with treatment options that include cutting-edge medications and proven coping strategies.

Clear, concise, and filled with instructive stories of adults from various walks of life who have learned to manage their ADHD, Scattered Minds provides much-needed practical information for a growing number of adults who suspect or know they have problems staying focused and performing to their full potentia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641910791
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/4/2006
  • Pages: 193
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Mari Florence is a health writer who has cowritten books such as What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia.

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