"For decades physicians delivered the diagnosis of ADHD to patients as bad news and warned them about a lifelong struggle of managing symptoms. But The ADHD Advantage explodes this outlook, showing that some of the most highly successful entrepreneurs, leaders, and entertainers have reached the pinnacle of success not in spite of their ADHD but because of it. Simply put, ADHD is a diagnosis of boredom. Although the ADHD stereotype is someone who can't sit still, in reality people with ADHD are endlessly curious, often adventurous, willing to take smart risks, and unusually resilient. They are creative, visionary, and entrepreneurial. Sharing the stories of highly successful people with ADHD, Dr. Archer offers a vitally important and inspiring new way to recognize ADHD traits in oneself or in one's loved ones, and then leverage them to great advantage--without drugs. As someone who not only has ADHD himself but also has never used medication to treat it, Dr. Archer understands the condition from a unique standpoint. Armed with new science and research, he hopes to generate public interest and even debate with his positive message as he guides the millions of people with ADHD worldwide toward a whole new appreciation of their many strengths and full innate potential"--
A psychiatrist uses stories of highly successful people with ADHD to put a more positive spin on this diagnosis, inviting those with the condition to embrace their endless curiosity, energy, resilience, and adventurous spirit and use these as unique gifts.
Why ADHD could be the key to your success For decades physicians delivered the diagnosis of ADHD to patients as bad news and warned them about a lifelong struggle of managing symptoms. But The ADHD Advantage explodes this outlook, showing that some of the most highly successful entrepreneurs, leaders, and entertainers have reached the pinnacle of success not in spite of their ADHD but because of it. Although the ADHD stereotype is someone who can’t sit still, in reality people with ADHD are endlessly curious, often adventurous, willing to take smart risks, and unusually resilient. They are creative, visionary, and entrepreneurial. Sharing the stories of highly successful people with ADHD, Dr. Archer offers a vitally important and inspiring new way to recognize ADHD traits in oneself or in one’s loved ones, and then leverage them to great advantage—without drugs. As someone who not only has ADHD himself but also has never used medication to treat it, Dr. Archer understands the condition from a unique standpoint. Armed with new science and research, he hopes to generate public interest and even debate with his positive message as he guides the millions of people with ADHD worldwide toward a whole new appreciation of their many strengths and full innate potential.
A New York Times bestseller that offers a groundbreaking new view of human psychology, showing how eight key traits of human behavior--long perceived as liabilities--can be important hidden strengths What if the inattentiveness that makes school or work a challenge holds the secret to your future as an entrepreneur? What if the shyness in groups that you hate is the source of deep compassion for others? What if the anxiety and nervousness you often feel can actually help energize you? Renowned psychiatrist and popular on-air personality Dr. Dale Archer believes that behaviors frequently labeled "ADHD," "bipolar," and "OCD" are often normal human qualities--and he contends that we all experience these and other psychological traits to some extent yet fail to leverage the significant advantages they can offer. Worse, we stigmatize one another for these aspects of our personalities. In Better Than Normal, Dr. Archer offers an empowering framework for redefining mental health. Drawing on his 20 years of clinical experience, he describes eight traits of human behavior, each of which occurs along a continuum rather than as a simple on-off switch. These are the aspects of our personality that we worry about the most, but these are also the very things that make us distinctive and different. Filled with engaging anecdotes and practical tools to help readers capitalize on their unique characteristics, Better Than Normal offers a new and liberating way to look at ourselves and others.
Author: Alan Schwarz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-09-06
The groundbreaking account of the widespread misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—and how its unchecked growth has made ADHD one of the most controversial conditions in medicine, with serious effects on children, adults, and society. “ADHD Nation should be required reading” (The New York Times Book Review). More than one in seven American children are diagnosed with ADHD—three times what experts have said is appropriate—meaning that millions of kids are misdiagnosed and taking medications such as Adderall or Concerta for a psychiatric condition they probably do not have. The numbers rise every year. And still, many experts and drug companies deny any cause for concern. In fact, they say that adults and the rest of the world should embrace ADHD and that its medications will transform their lives. “In this powerful, necessary book, Alan Schwarz exposes the dirty secrets of the growing ADHD epidemic” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), including how the father of ADHD, Dr. Keith Conners, spent fifty years advocating drugs like Ritalin before realizing his role in what he now calls “a national disaster of dangerous proportions”; a troubled young girl and a studious teenage boy get entangled in the growing ADHD machine and take medications that backfire horribly; and big Pharma egregiously over-promotes the disorder and earns billions from the mishandling of children (and now adults). While demonstrating that ADHD is real and can be medicated when appropriate, Schwarz sounds a long-overdue alarm and urges America to address this growing national health crisis. “ADHD Nation is a necessary book. Schwarz has done a fine job on a maddening topic, and everyone who’s interested in hyperactivity, attention spans, stimulants, and the current state of American health care should grab a copy” (New York magazine).
Author: Robert E. Cimera
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Release Date: 2002
Explains, in everyday language, what Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is, how it is diagnosed, and how this condition affects people throughout their lifetime. It outlines methods of developing and assessing teaching strategies that can help individuals with ADHD both at home and at school. Unlike other texts, this book takes a positive look at the disorder. Rather than trying to repress the characteristics of ADHD, the author advocates that ADHD individuals use their disorder to maximize attention span, improve social skills, harness impulsivity, and turn hyperactivity into periods of extreme productivity.
A surprising new look at the rise of ADHD in America, arguing for a better paradigm for diagnosing and treating our children In 1987, only 3 percent of American children were diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD. By 2000, that number jumped to 7 percent, and in 2014 the number rose to an alarming 11 percent. To combat the disorder, two thirds of these children, some as young as three years old, are prescribed powerful stimulant drugs like Ritalin and Adderall to help them cope with symptoms. Meanwhile, ADHD rates have remained relatively low in other countries such as France, Finland, and the United Kingdom, and Japan, where the number of children diagnosed with and medicated for ADHD is a measly 1 percent or less. Alarmed by this trend, family therapist Marilyn Wedge set out to understand how ADHD became an American epidemic. If ADHD were a true biological disorder of the brain, why was the rate of diagnosis so much higher in America than it was abroad? Was a child's inattention or hyperactivity indicative of a genetic defect, or was it merely the expression of normal behavior or a reaction to stress? Most important, were there alternative treatments that could help children thrive without resorting to powerful prescription drugs? In an effort to answer these questions, Wedge published an article in Psychology Today entitled "Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD" in which she argued that different approaches to therapy, parenting, diet, and education may explain why rates of ADHD are so much lower in other countries. In A Disease Called Childhood, Wedge examines how myriad factors have come together, resulting in a generation addictied to stimulant drugs, and a medical system that encourages diagnosis instead of seeking other solutions. Writing with empathy and dogged determination to help parents and children struggling with an ADHD diagnosis, Wedge draws on her decades of experience, as well as up-to-date research, to offer a new perspective on ADHD. Instead of focusing only on treating symptoms, she looks at the various potential causes of hyperactivity and inattention in children and examines behavioral and environmental, as opposed to strictly biological, treatments that have been proven to help. In the process, Wedge offers parents, teachers, doctors, and therapists a new paradigm for child mental health--and a better, happier, and less medicated future for American children
"I left this book feeling like my son could become a successful man one day." BecauseMummySaidSo! mother of child with ADHD In this ground-breaking book, investigative journalist, Rachel Knight, shines a light on the 'other' side of ADHD, after realising the successful entrepreneurs she knows all have ADHD. A series of interviews with successful ADHD'ers ensue, drawing valuable insights that are jam-packed with advice on all stages of life, from parenting to schooling, university, careers and life success. What's more, all the advice comes straight from the mouths of people who have 'been there' and 'done that.' Here are some extracts from the interviews... "ADHD can be a gift, but only if you really master how to channel it." Founder of multiple content businesses and musician, Kyle Goodwin "My mom helped me with my schoolwork by making things more interesting." Runner-up Best New Business 2015, Kat Wczesniak "The last thing you want is your child to feel like they're not good enough, while actually they can have some of the most amazing ideas that can change the world. It's very ironic for a child to be stuck in that situation." Medical doctor and entrepreneur, Mo "You need to do what you want to do. Trying to make other people happy, you're just going to be messed up" High-risk investor, Alex Here's a Preview of What You'll Learn... Discover how symptoms of ADHD can be channelled to become an overall advantage Understand the independent and questioning mindset of ADHD Appreciate why ADHD is coined 'the entrepreneur's disease Understand the ADHD approach to school and learning Uncover new insights into opposition and rebellion; where it comes from and how not to exacerbate it, from the mouths of adults who were oppositional as children See where the successful interviewees found their passion, and how they advise others to find theirs Harness the power of ADHD today with insights into the following areas: Identifying passions Lessons on school and parenting techniques Career and lifestyle choices Challenges faced And many more valuable insights Purchase a copy today.
A refreshingly practical and honest guide that rewrites the script on ADHD Peter Shankman is a busy guy -- a media entrepreneur who runs several businesses, gives keynote speeches around the world, hosts a popular podcast, runs marathons and Iron Mans, is a licensed skydiver, dabbles in angel investing, and is loving father to his young daughter. Simply put, he always seems to have more than 24 hours in a day. How does he do it? Peter attributes his unusually high energy level and extreme productivity to his ADHD. In Faster Than Normal, Shankman shares his hard-won insights and daily hacks for making ADHD a secret weapon for living a full and deeply satisfying life. Both inspiring and practical, the book presents life rules, best practices, and simple but powerful ways to: Harness your creative energy to generate and execute your ideas Direct your hyperfocus to get things done Identify your pitfalls--and avoid them Streamline your daily routine to eliminate distractions Use apps and other tech innovations to free up your time and energy Filled with ingenious hacks and supportive self-care advice, this is the positive, practical book the ADHD community has long needed - and is also an invaluable handbook for anyone who's sick of feeling overwhelmed and wants to drive their faster-than-normal brain at maximum speed...without crashing.
Author: Chad E. Cooper
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release Date: 2016-05-10
If you’re not enjoying success, then it’s time to look in the mirror and ask “Why?” The answer is probably staring right back at you. You’re probably the reason you haven’t achieved your dreams. We all start out in life expecting to live the life we want. For many, if not most, those early hopes get dashed when the realities of rent payments, nasty bosses, indifferent spouses, unexpected illness, or uncontrollable events turn our dreams into disillusionment. Instead of thriving, life just becomes a march of survival and people grow older and bitter as they remember their early hopes as wistful memories. The more cynical will even mock their younger selves for believing they could ever have had what they see others achieving. Yet there are countless examples of people who are living the life of their dreams. We see them on TV all the time—people like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, and George Clooney, to name a few. They manage to juggle work, family life, community life, and personal pursuits in seemingly effortless fashion, with a smile on their face, purpose in their walk, and passion in their attitude. Anyone can achieve what they want, just like these people do. There’s nothing extraordinary about them. They have no elixirs. What they do have, however, are qualities that keep them performing at their highest level, qualities that anyone, including you, can have ... if you know how to develop them. Time Isn’t the Problem is the twenty-first century guidebook for everyone who feels stuck in their life and wants to change but doesn’t quite know where to begin. It’s a thorough, entertaining, informative, easy to understand yet challenging and action-inducing program that’s designed to get you to start living the life of your dreams right now.
ADHD has become a common diagnosis among children, and is now being more frequently diagnosed in adults. Jeff Emmerson offers his story alongside expert accounts of what constitutes ADHD, the problems with current diagnosis strategies and definitions, alternative treatments, and the role of pharmaceutical companies in today’s approaches to ADHD.
Author: Elizabeth Grace Saunders
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Release Date: 2015-02-17
Genre: Business & Economics
How to Invest Your Time Like Money is a concise, practical guide to get you out of time debt. Unlike others, who create the false hope that if only you worked harder, faster, longer, and smarter, you could do everything you want and make everyone happy, time coach Elizabeth Grace Saunders introduces a process to better manage your limited time so you can focus on what’s important. Her method will help you avoid letting everyday pressures and demands get in the way. Using proven techniques and exercises based on the principles of personal finance, readers will learn to identify their time debt, create a balanced budget, build a base schedule, maximize their time ROI, and identify a process to get back on track—and stay there.
Author: Russell A. Barkley
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release Date: 2011-04-04
For adults with ADHD, problems with attention, planning, problem solving, and controlling emotions can make daily life an uphill battle. Fortunately, effective help is out there. No one is a better guide to how to get the best care—and what sufferers can do for themselves—than renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley provides step-by-step strategies for managing symptoms and reducing their harmful impact. Readers get hands-on self-assessment tools and skills-building exercises, plus clear answers to frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments. Specific techniques are presented for overcoming challenges in critical areas where people with the disorder often struggle—work, finances, relationships, and more. Finally, an authoritative one-stop resource for adults with ADHD who are ready to take back their lives. See also Dr. Barkley's bestselling resource on childhood ADHD, Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents.
In this book, we have been able to list and explain the numerous benefits which can be found in those that have ADHD. Though people with ADHD often act without thinking, they are hyperactive and are found to have a problem focusing on anything they do, yet they are super successful individuals in the society who have this disorder, and it didn't affect them in any way. We are not oblivion of the fact that these people with this disorder understand very well what is expected of them at any point in time, but they show some feelings of negativity in following through. This is simply because this problem does not allow them to stay focused on details, or pay keen interest, and does not allow them to sit down for such long time, yet when properly managed well, ADHD no longer becomes a problem. And the good thing is that during the process of managing this disorder as the child grows up, experience has revealed in so many instances that this disorder becomes a great tool to problem-solving and has been applied in so many aspects of human endeavor. Therefore, parents or anyone with this disease should not look down on his/herself, rather, they should focus on how to convert this disorder to their advantage just like so many persons has done, and they are living comfortably well in the society. -Terry Bradshaw, The former NFL quarterback, -Richard Branson, the businessman whose Virgin Group comprises more than 400 companies spread around the world, -Paul Orfalea, the founder of Kinko's company, -Alan Meckler, the internet pioneer, publishing executive, the current chair, and honorable CEO of Mediabistro. -Dean Kamen, the prolific inventor, known and admired around the world, -Jim Carrey, the comedian, actor, and movie producer, -Katherine Ellison, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of several books. -And much more All these listed great men in the society have one thing in common, they all have ADHD, and they all have been found and know to be very successful in their different fields in life. Therefore, if these people had ADHD and became successful, it means that anyone having this disorder can make it to the top of life. The common and unique secret of their success is that they were determined in life and also didn't see this disorder as a weakness, rather they saw is as strength in another dimension. Having passed through it and overcome it, we are very comfortable that they are a great lot of things this ADHD carrier can achieve more than those without it. The numerous advantages of this ADHD and its superpowers is the sole purpose of this great book. One equation that the successful ADHD carries always have at the back of their mind is the famous equation that exists only between them and those who knows the advantages of managing this disorder well. This equation is that ADHD = Superpower, and it is not only said to impress, it's what ADHD truly represent as you will see later. Let us now list the enumerable advantage ADHD people possess that makes them unique anywhere they are.
FAST MINDS is an acronym for common symptoms that are often seen in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Millions of adults have ADHD or some of its traits, but they are under-recognized, under-treated, and often under-supported. This book empowers people with ADHD, or some of its characteristics, to adapt and thrive. By working through the program in this book, you will develop personalized strategies to take control of your life. Forgetful. Achieving below potential. Stuck in a rut. Time challenged. Motivationally challenged. Impulsive. Novelty seeking. Distractible. Scattered. If any or all of these symptoms are making it difficult for you—or someone you know—to live life to the fullest, then the clinically proven, cutting-edge program in this book will help you understand your struggles and challenges. Whether you have been diagnosed with ADHD, think you may have it, or just exhibit many of these traits, FAST MINDS will help you: Figure out what isn’t working in your life, and the keys to fixing it. Build personalized strategies for managing your time, tasks, and relationships. Learn organizational habits that work for you. Stop communicating poorly, making impulsive choices and taking pointless risks. Eliminate negative thinking patterns that waste your mental energy. Create environments that support your challenges. Make the most of both medical and nonmedical resources (medication, coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, support groups, lifestyle change). With inspiring stories of real people who have adapted and thrived using the methods in this book, FAST MINDS will help you create the kind of life you want to live.