Your Life Can be Better: Using Strategies for Adult ADD/ADHD

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Hillcrest Publishing Group, 2012 - Psychology - 452 pages
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"I was sixty-four years old when I realized that I have ADD. Suddenly a lot of things made sense. Why I carry a pocket full of index cards. Why I couldn't make a model airplane like the other kids. Why I killed a pregnant guppy fish. Why I kept losing my car keys. And more." -Douglas A Puryear MD, psychiatrist, ADDer "This is the book on ADD that I always hoped I was buying." -The Very Rev. Thomas B. Woodward BA cum laude Harvard University; M Div, author, teacher, ADDer "I like the conversational way the writing flows. Very down to earth and an easy read." -Bonnie Mincu, Senior Certified ADHD Coach, www.thrivewithadd.com. "It's funny. It made me laugh. And I found helpful things in there." -Tom Costello, BA, U of Minnesota; CPA, ADDer "A very good book. I will be happy to recommend it to my patients." -John Evaldson, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, ADD expert
  

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Suggestions (not criticism) for adapting your life to meet the challenges presented by ADHD. Well written, the author clearly knows what he's talking about from experience, he understands that the ... Read full review

Contents

problems and strategies
1
About the book
4
Our focus center
10
Effects of having ADD
14
List of problems
15
Strategies
17
List of strategies
18
learn I have ADD
20
Deadlines
166
Chaos and clutter
169
Organizing
171
Sloppiness
180
Creativity and follow through
182
Hyperactivity and stimulation
185
Personality issues
191
Shame
199

appointment book and todo list
23
Other cards and lists
27
Small steps and staying on top
33
The list of three
38
The card system
41
Other tools
43
Simplify organize take charge of your life
47
Simplify
48
Problem solve and simplify your life
53
Goals
60
Traps
67
Breaks
72
Red flags
77
One thing
82
Slogans
89
Mind games language attitude
94
Checking
100
Time
108
ADD and time
111
Time and calendars
113
Choices
119
Priorities
123
Habits
128
How to change a habit
131
Intermission
135
Unpleasant states of mind
140
Rushed and pressured
144
Dealing with stress
152
My friend Richard
156
interview Richard
157
How our personality is formed
205
Selfpity
216
Selftalk and selffulfilling prophecies
219
Positive reinforcement
230
The perfect is the enemy of the good and allornothing thinking
235
shame selftalk selffulfilling prophecies selfimage halfway sloppy and a turning point in my life That about covers it
242
Special topics
245
coordination problems
276
More of the typical problems
295
Interview with my friend Tom
328
People with ADD
353
Doing better
363
Mindfulness and awareness
370
Memory aids
374
Moderation
382
The paradox
387
Conclusion
391
The forgetting curve system
399
Sleep
404
Medications
407
Relaxation
412
Meditation
414
Therapy
415
List oflists
418
Follow up
419
Mr L
424
Glossary of the way terms are used in this book
430
Kind of a Bibliography
437
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