The Gift of Adult ADD: How to Transform Your Challenges and Build on Your Strengths

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New Harbinger Publications, Oct 1, 2008 - Self-Help - 248 pages
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If you have attention deficit disorder (ADD), you may act impulsively, daydream, and have trouble focusing, but clinical studies suggest that these same symptoms may make you exceptionally creative, intuitive, and energetic. In fact, many people with ADD claim to have become successful because of their ADD, not in spite of it.

In The Gift of Adult ADD, Lara Honos-Webb adapts the revolutionary approach first introduced in the parenting book The Gift of ADHD to the lives of adults with ADD. Instead of focusing on your weaknesses, this book shows you how to transform symptoms into strengths to improve your relationships, job performance, parenting skills, and overall quality of life. You'll also read inspiring stories of real people with ADD who have become successful in part because of their ability to meet the challenges of ADD and make the most of its gifts.

 

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This is a great read. With fun humor and an easy flow, you'll find it refreshing that the author actually gets what its like to go through life with the many symtoms of Adult ADD. It was as if the author gave me permission to realize and then focus on my many gifts. Now that I pay attention to those gifts I have a desire to work on the suggested strategies for a more focused me. Strategies that not only give me greater focus, I now stay on task better, feel calm and enjoy who I am.
If you are so distractable that you can't focus long enought to read (like other reviews of this book) perhaps you could ask someone to read it to you?
 

Contents

CHAPTER
5
PART
9
CHAPTER 2
25
CHAPTER 3
49
CHAPTER 4
69
Cultivate Your Daydreams
97
CHAPTER 6
119
CHAPTER 7
135
CHAPTER 8
161
CHAPTER 9
181
Your Emotionally Expressive Gifts 181 CHAPTER 10
199
Final Thoughts
219
References
227
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Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Walnut Creek, CA. She is author of The Gift of ADHD, The Gift of ADHD Activity Book, Listening to Depression, and more than twenty-five scholarly articles. Her work has been featured in Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and many newspapers across the country. She has appeared on national radio and television programs. Honos-Webb specializes in the treatment of ADHD, depression, and the psychology of pregnancy and motherhood and speaks regularly on these topics. She completed a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, and has been an assistant professor teaching graduate students. For more information about Honos-Webb and her work, please visit visionarysoul.com.

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