Attention Deficit Disorder In Adults: Practical Help and Understanding

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Taylor Trade Publishing, Apr 1, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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Since its last revision in 1997, dozens of new treatments and philosophies about ADD and ADHD have met with storms of controversy and great media attention. Dr. Lynn Weiss cuts through the noise and gets down to the point in a human, caring, and professional way. People turn to the Weiss library for a breath of fresh air on the ADD turmoil. Is it an allergy? A chemical imbalance? A genetic thing? Lynn's answer: "Who cares?" The new edition not only touches on and dispels the most recent clinical findings, it also emphasizes the bigger perspective, focusing on the humanitarian, economic, empowerment, and diversity issues facing all of us on the ADD continuum today.
 

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Contents

Foreword
1
Why Ive Written this Book its Intent and Scope
5
Life with ADD Personal Stories ADD Sufferers Own Stories about their Experiences
9
The Hidden Disorder What ADD is and is not Psychological Profile Scope and Consequences
19
The Abuse How Society Perceives the ADD Person and Social Responses to Him
29
The Inner Pain What the ADD Person Feels Anger Confusion Frustration Flooding Low SelfEsteem Lack of Control
35
Living with an ADD Person The Effects on Parents Siblings Spouses and Friends
43
The Quandary of Treatment Difficulty in Diagnosis Popular Treatment and use of Drugs Pro and Con
51
The Visualization Technique Letting go of Abuse Hurt and Anger and Working through the Loss and Grief Cycle
73
Restructuring Getting Temper Under Control Building New SelfImage and Learning to Get the Job Done
85
For Family and Friends Expectations and Negotiations Parents and the Young Adult Siblings Spouses and Friends
101
For Intimate Couples The Effects of ADD on Sexuality and ways to Cope with it
115
When You Work with an ADD Person ADD in the Workplace what to Expect and what you can Do
129
Epilogue
145
Appendices
151
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The Way Out Hope for the ADD Person and His Family the Importance of a Group Modifying the Effects of ADD
61

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