Women with Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Sari Solden
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 9780978590918
Release Date: 2012-07-15
Genre: Psychology

Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, psychotherapist Sari Solden's, groundbreaking book, explains how every year, millions of withdrawn little girls and chronically overwhelmed women go undiagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder because they don't fit the stereotypical profile: they're not fast-talking, hyperactive, or inattentive, and they are not male. This pioneering book explores treatment and counseling options, and uses real-life case histories to examine the special challenges women with AD/HD face, such as the shame of not fulfilling societal expectations. Solden explains that AD/HD affects just as many women as men, and often results in depression, disorganization, anxiety, and underachievement. Included in this revised edition is a brand new chapter on friendship challenges for women with AD/HD. Three empowering steps -- restructuring one's life, renegotiating relationships, and redefining self-image -- help women take control of their lives and enjoy success on their own terms. "Sari Solden has used her personal and professional experience to shine some light into the dark closet inhabited by far too many ADD women... She empowers ADD women by validating their experience as worthwhile human beings who struggle with serious organizational problems in many areas of their lives." (Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo, authors of You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy")

Women with Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Sari Solden
Publisher:
ISBN: 1887424059
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity

Solden, a therapist with ADD, combines the real-life histories and treatment experiences of women with ADD with the latest clinical research and literature to create a new screening checklist specifically for women. She highlights the special challenges women with ADD face, describes what to look for in treatment and counseling, and outlines three steps for living with ADD. Photos. Line drawings, charts.

100 Questions Answers About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD in Women and Girls

Author: Dr. Patricia Quinn
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1449633331
Release Date: 2010-10-25
Genre: Medical

If you are a woman who has been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or the parent of a girl with the condition, this book offers help. 100 Questions & Answers About Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Women and Girls provides authoritative, practical answers to common questions about this disorder. Written by a renowned ADHD specialist, this book presents important information about common symptoms, the diagnosis process, management, and sources of support for women and girls with ADHD. An invaluable resource, this book provides the necessary tools for anyone coping with the emotional turmoil caused by ADHD.

Journeys Through ADDulthood

Author: Sari Solden
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 080271918X
Release Date: 2009-05-26
Genre: Psychology

Sari Solden specializes in working with ADD adults and their partners. Her first book, Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, has sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide. Now, in Journeys Through ADDulthood, she takes a groundbreaking look at the emotional turmoil often precipitated by ADD and offers readers roadmaps to richer, happier lives. Living with ADD affects the development of one's view of self, especially for those not diagnosed until adulthood, after an entire childhood of feeling "different" without knowing why. There are no quick fixes-Solden takes a longer view of the challenges and sees living with ADD as an ongoing internal process. Journeys Through ADDulthood is a step-by-step guide through three stages, or journeys: toward understanding your brain and your primary symptoms; toward discovering your true identity and embracing your uniqueness; and toward learning to share your true self to connect with others. Illuminating her points based on the real-life journeys of two men and two women, Solden offers self-help exercises at the end of each chapter to point the way around common roadblocks on the road to empowerment, self-fulfillment, and the realization of long-buried dreams and goals.

Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Thomas E. Brown
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300119895
Release Date: 2006-10-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

A leading expert in the assessment and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder dispels myths and offers reassuring, practical information about treatments. Drawing on recent findings in neuroscience and a rich variety of case studies from his own clinical practive, Dr. Thomas E. Brown describes what ADD syndrome is, how it can be recognized at different ages, and how it can best be treated. This is the first book to address the perplexing question about ADD: how can individuals, some very bright, be chronically unable to "pay attention," yet be able to focus very well on specific tasks that strongly interest them? Dr. Brown disputes the "willpower" explanation and explains how inherited malfunctions of the brain's management system prevent some people from being able to deal adequately with challenging tasks of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. His book is an authoritative and practical guide for physicians and psychologists, parents and teachers, and the 7 to 9 percent of persons who suffer from ADD/ADHD.

The Queen of Distraction

Author: Terry Matlen
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626250918
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Do you rule the realm of disorganization, clutter, and chaos? Are you constantly battling to get things done? Are you ready to give up and toss your day planner into the dungeon (otherwise known as your closet)? If so, you might just be The Queen of Distraction. And whether or not you’ve been formally diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably already know that something’s got to give. The Queen of Distraction presents practical skills to help women with ADHD achieve focus and balance in all areas of life, whether it’s at home, at work, or in relationships. Psychotherapist Terry Matlen delves into the feminine side of ADHD—the elements of this condition that are particular to women, such as: relationships, skin sensitivities, meal-planning, parenting, and dealing with out-of-control hormones. In addition, the book offers helpful tips and strategies to get your symptoms under control, and outlines a number of effective treatment options for you to pursue. From getting dressed in the morning, to making it to a job interview, to planning dinner—sometimes just getting through the day can be an ordeal for a woman with ADHD. If you’ve been accused of getting lost in your own world, maybe it’s time to make a change. If you’re ready to start getting organized and stop leaving your groceries in the car, this book can help. It’s more than just a survival guide; it’s an ADHD how-to to help you thrive!

Loving Someone With Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Susan Tschudi
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608822300
Release Date: 2012-05-03
Genre: Family & Relationships

Your partner’s attention deficit disorder (ADD) may not seem like a big deal at first, but eventually, the dynamics surrounding his or her impulsivity, forgetfulness, distractibility, and restlessness can really strain your relationship. You don’t want to act like a parent, yet you may feel like you can’t rely on your partner to get things done. Loving Someone with Attention Deficit Disorder is your guide to navigating a relationship with someone with ADD so you can create healthy boundaries while remaining sympathetic to your partner’s symptoms. An essential resource for every couple affected by ADD, this book will help you: • Understand medication and other treatments • Recover quickly when your partner’s symptoms frustrate you • Establish personal boundaries to avoid excessive caretaking • Identify and take care of your own needs so you can feel more relaxed

Driven to Distraction Revised

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307743169
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Psychology

Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers. Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”—including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm. From the Trade Paperback edition.

ADHD According to Zo

Author: Zoë Kessler
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608826636
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Like many women with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), journalist and popular blogger Zoë Kessler was diagnosed late in life—well into adulthood, in fact. But instead of seeing this label as a burden to bear, Kessler decided to use it to gain a better understanding of herself, and to connect with others through her writing. In this unique and engaging memoir, Kessler shares her own stories of living with ADHD in a way that is relatable, but never predictable. Inside, she describes how her impulsive behavior has affected her love life; how being disorganized once stood in the way of landing a job; and how inattentiveness has caused certain challenges in her relationships. Kessler also offers key coping skills based on her experience; skills that you can use to focus your energy, become more organized, and boost your self-esteem while tapping into creativity and humor. Kessler’s story illustrates how being diagnosed with ADHD late into adulthood can be bewildering, but it also shows what a great opportunity it can be to take stock of your life and make real, lasting changes. Whether you share her diagnosis of ADHD, or just like a good story, ADHD According to Zoë will inspire you and encourage you to embrace your quirks. For more information about Kessler and her work, please visit www.zoekessler.com

Understanding girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Author: Kathleen G. Nadeau
Publisher:
ISBN: PSU:000046173751
Release Date: 1999-11-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

A ground-breaking book on the needs and issues of girls with attentional problems: why they are often undiagnosed, how they are different from boys, and what their special needs are in school, in their social world and at home. Age-related checklists from pre-school to high school help parents and professionals better identify and help girls with AD/HD.

Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Thom Hartmann
Publisher:
ISBN: 0887331564
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Attention-deficit disorder in adults

New ways to work with attention deficit disorder at home, work, and school.

Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities

Author: Barbara D. Ingersoll
Publisher: Main Street Books
ISBN: 9780385469319
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Family & Relationships

Describes Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and learning disabilities, discusses effective treatments, and surveys alternative treatments

Help for Women with ADHD

Author: Joan Wilder
Publisher:
ISBN: 1544182708
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre:

This short book, written by a journalist, is filled with stories about how it feels to have ADHD and what you can do to make things better. Woven into the anecdotes of frustration and chaos are various tried and true tools, strategies, and supports (printed in bold text) that have helped her - and thousands more -- tackle a handful of classic ADHD challenges. Each chapter covers a different issue, and the clickable Table of Contents makes it easy to fly to the parts of the book that interest you the most.Along with encouraging you to work with the challenging parts of your amazing mind, the book will help you recognize and appreciate its extraordinary parts. Many woman with ADHD are amazingly intuitive, perceptive, creative, authentic, innovative, and bright. Help for Women with ADHD will show you how women with ADHD can excel -- beyond those without ADHD -- when they learn to manage their curious abilities to focus. It will also help you realize that your issues are not unique - that you're not alone - and that awareness will motivate you to work at unlocking your gifts.Everybody experiences everything that ADHDers experience, but to a lesser extent. So, even if you haven't been formally diagnosed, you may be dealing with attention deficit symptoms as a result of any number of stressors, including postpartum hormones, PMS, menopause, multitasking, too much screen time, or dietary sensitivities. If that's your situation, Help for Women with ADHD can help you, too, with any of the following issues:Difficulty prioritizingFeeling overwhelmedGetting distracted by ideas and sensations that disrupt your concentrationDifficulty following through on what you were so excited about yesterdayMisplacing important itemsRunning late, losing track of timeDifficulty deciding and choosingImpulsive ideas or actionsChanging your mind all the time

What Does Everybody Know that I Don t

Author: Michele Novotni
Publisher: Specialty PressInc
ISBN: 1886941343
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Family & Relationships

A guide for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder adults, friends and relatives to better understand how ADHD affects social behavior

Memoirs of an ADHD Mind

Author: Melissa R. Hood
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781630474829
Release Date: 2015-08-21
Genre: Family & Relationships

Attention deficit disorder/ hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) can make learning difficult for sufferers who struggle to cope with the affliction. They are usually in constant chaos until coping skills are put into place to create the “systematic information filter” that they need in order to process information. This book will help people with ADD/ADHD by way of teaching educators, parents, and others how to help the sufferers cope with the stress that often times disrupts learning. It will help those with the disorder achieve higher-level learning and success.