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Taking Charge of Adult ADHD - Russell A. Barkley

Paperback Published: 2nd August 2010
ISBN: 9781606233382
Number Of Pages: 294

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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.

About The Author

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, Professor (Emeritus), University of Massachusetts Medical School-Worcester, USA

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"This wonderful book presents information and sharp clinical insights accrued over decades of work by a preeminent leader in the field. Dr. Barkley clearly and thoughtfully discusses the causes of adult ADHD and how to get diagnosed and treated. A 'must read' for anyone interested in learning more about adult ADHD." - Lenard Adler, author of Scattered Minds; Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, USA "Dr. Barkley's advice to individuals who have ADHD (or think they might) represents a remarkable blend of science and practicality. This book offers a lifeline to adults with ADHD and their families." - Michael Gordon, Director, ADHD Program, Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, USA "Consider this book the Rosetta Stone of adult ADHD. No one but Dr. Barkley could translate the sophisticated grasp of ADHD for which he is well known into lay terms and solid strategies. Comprehensive, immensely practical, highly readable, and wholly compassionate, Taking Charge of Adult ADHD is the definitive guide for adults with ADHD and the people who care about them." - Gina Pera, author of Is It You, Me, or Adult ADD? "This book will surely become a classic. If you are an adult with ADHD, Dr. Barkley can help you make sense of your lifelong struggles and develop a clear roadmap for overcoming them. Stories and examples from others facing the same challenges bring Dr. Barkley's ideas to life. I will certainly recommend this easy-to-read yet scientifically based book to everyone who comes through our Adult ADHD clinic." - J. Russell Ramsay, Codirector, Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
To Get Started, get Evaluated
Is It Possible That you have ADHD?p. 5
Can you Handle the Problem on Your Own?p. 13
Where can you go to Get Help?p. 18
What do you need for the Evaluation?p. 21
What will the Evaluation Tell you?p. 26
Change your Mindset: know and own your ADHD
Know your ADHDp. 45
Resisting Impulses: The First Step in Self-controlp. 57
Self-Control: How to Get What You Wantp. 63
Executive Functions: the Abilities That Make Up Self-Controlà and Morep. 68
The Nature of ADHD and How you can Master Itp. 90
Own your ADHDp. 95
Change your Brain: Medications for Mastering ADHD
Why it Makes Sense to Try Medicationp. 109
The Stimulantsp. 117
The Nonstimulantsp. 131
What to Expect from Treatmentp. 137
Change your Life: Everyday Rules for Success
Rule 1: Stop the Action!p. 151
Rule 2: See the Pastàand Then the Futurep. 156
Rule 3: Say the Pastàand Then the Futurep. 159
Rule 4: Externalize Key Informationp. 163
Rule 5: Feel the Futurep. 170
Rule 6: Break it Downàand Make it Matterp. 176
Rule 7: Make Problems External, Physical, and Manualp. 182
Rule 8: Have a Sense of Humor!p. 187
Change your Situation: Mastering ADHD in Specific Areas of your Life
Educationp. 193
Workp. 204
Moneyp. 219
Relationshipsp. 228
Driving, Health, and Lifestyle Risksp. 239
Other Mental and Emotional Problemsp. 253
Drugs and Crimep. 260
Appendix: A Closer Look at ADHD Symptomsp. 269
Resourcesp. 277
Indexp. 286
About the Authorsp. 294
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ISBN: 9781606233382
ISBN-10: 1606233386
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 2nd August 2010
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48

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