Adult ADD Factbook -- The Truth About Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Updated November 2011

Adult ADD Factbook -- The Truth About Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Updated November 2011

by Ron Sterling, M.D.

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The mission of "Adult ADD Factbook -- The Truth About Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Updated November 2011," by Ron Sterling, M.D., is to provide you with latest and best information about Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adult ADD). This book's strength is in its ability to arrive at a balance between scientific truth (which requires some technical and scientific language) and user-friendliness. It uses language and concepts that are easy to understand and remember, without dumbing down the very important scientific findings about the *upside* and the *downside* of the ADD brain. Yes, you read that right "The upside and the downside of the ADD brain."

This is the Fourth Edition of Adult ADD Factbook published during 2011. It has been upgraded and made more comprehensive with each edition. This Fourth Edition contains greatly expanded discussions of (1) the emotional brain circuits and their low baseline dopamine contribution to "risk tolerance" -- the upside of the ADD brain; (2) self-injury; (3) asthma, allergies, and fibromyalgia; (4) Western Hemisphere emigrations; (5) so-called "amphetamine epidemics" in the United States; and (6) prevalence of ADD in the Western Hemisphere. Citations have been expanded to close to 900.

This Factbook will help you understand how the current narrow definition and the stigma related to ADD clearly subvert a true estimate of the prevalence of ADD and of many other dopamine-deficiency conditions in the Western Hemisphere.

ADD is the current poster child for a large number of dopamine-deficiency conditions that are significantly responsible for, among many other things, "nicotinism," alcoholism, obesity, many eating disorders, insomnia, fibromyalgia, and the over-use of marijuana, cocaine, illicit methamphetamine, and opioids, not to mention dysfunctional gambling, over-spending, and impulse-control problems of all kinds.

Dr. Sterling connects the dots like no other author has yet connected them. For those who have been dealing with the challenges of undiagnosed ADD or have not been able to find authoritative, up-to-date information on ADD, this Factbook will turn the lights on for you. It has been called a "game changer." It is as valuable for non-ADDers as it is for ADDers.

In its leaner form at, Dr. Sterling's writings have already earned a solid reputation for helping thousands of people understand the truth about ADD. It has allowed them, quite often, for the first time, to clearly understand their experiences with ADD.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013452015
Publisher: Ron Sterling, M.D.
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 258
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dr. Sterling was born on March 26, 1946, in San Francisco, California, and named Ronald Murray Sterling (after no particular person).

He has a brother two years younger, also born in San Francisco. The Sterling family moved to Southern California in 1948 and Dr. Sterling attended schools in Hawthorne, Inglewood, and Torrance, California. He has always gone by the name Ron Sterling which often attracted comments about the "Twilight Zone" television show (that was Rod Serling).

In June 1968, Dr. Sterling graduated with a B.A., major in Biology, minor in Chemistry, from Walla Walla College, College Place, Washington. In June 1972, he graduated from Loma Linda University Medical School, Loma Linda, California. In June 1975, he received Certificate of Completion for General Psychiatry from the University of Hawaii Affiliated Psychiatric Residency Program, Honolulu, Hawaii. In June 1999, he received Certificate of Completion for Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship from the University of Kansas Medical School, Wichita, Kansas.

Dr. Sterling is fully licensed to practice medicine in Washington State. His office is in Bellevue, Washington. To read more about Dr. Sterling, please visit

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