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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  • ISBN-13: 9780399153617
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/4/2006
  • Pages: 208
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2006

    New best reference for Adult ADHD

    This clear, easy read is designed to help both professionals and individuals seeking understanding of adult ADHD. As a psychotherapist, I have found it to be a valuable reference for myself and for clients trying to understand lifelong behaviors which have impacted their functioning and in fact are ADHD symptoms. Well organized and filled with understandable medical and scientific information, 'Scattered Minds', is a 'must read' for therapists and clients seeking clarity and understanding of the diagnosis and treatment options for adult ADHD. Thanks to Lenard Adler for his excellent and helpful contribution! Judith Freedman,L.C.S.W.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2006

    An Excellent Resource for Adult ADHD

    As a co-owner of the ADDvisor, we hosted a teleconference featuring Dr. Lenard Adler in May. Dr. Adler was a very engaging speaker and provided many valuable insights into adult ADHD. Dr. Adler's new book, Scattered Minds, highlights both his knowledge about ADHD with writing that is both accessible and readable. This goes for professionals as well as the general public. In understandable terms, Dr. Adler describes the neurobiology of ADHD, the co-existing conditions that often accompany ADHD, medications and complimentary treatments and alternative treatments. 'Scattered Minds' can be used as a reference for questions as they come up or can be read cover-to-cover. Either way, your book shelf will be more valuable as you collect your resources about ADHD.

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