Smart But Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 17, 2014 - Education - 276 pages
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Compelling stories that present a new view of ADHD

Smart but Stuck offers 15 true and compelling storiesabout intelligent, capable teens and adults who have gotten "stuck"at school, work, and/or in social relationships because of theirADHD. Dr. Brown highlights the often unrecognized role thatemotions play in this complex disorder. He explains why even verybright people with ADHD get stuck because they can focus well onsome tasks that interest them, but often can't focus adequately onother important tasks and relationships.

  • The first book to explain and illustrate the crucial role ofemotions in the daily functioning of those living with ADHD
  • Brown, Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention& Related Disorders, is an internationally known authority onADHD

Drawing on the latest research findings, the book describesstrategies and treatments for getting "unstuck" to move on to amore rewarding and productive life.

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THOMAS E. BROWN, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, and associate director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders. He is the author of several books including the award-winning Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults (Yale University Press, 2005), which has been published in seven languages. Visit him at

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