Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a national health crisis that continues to grow - yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly treated illnesses today. Neuropsychiatrist Daniel G. Amen, MD was one of the first to identify that there are multiple types beyond just purely hyperactive or inattentive ADD, each requiring a different treatment. Now, in this all-new, revised edition, Dr. Amen again employs the latest medical advances in the field, including the largest brain imaging study ever completed on patients with ADD, to identify, examine, and demystify the 7 distinct types of ADD and their specific treatments.
With updated recommendations for nutraceuticals and/or medications targeted to brain type, diet, exercise, lifestyle interventions, cognitive reprogramming, parenting and educational strategies, neurofeedback, and more, Dr. Amen's revolutionary approach provides a treatment program that can lead sufferers of ADD to a normal, peaceful, and fully functional life.
Sufferers from ADD often say, "The harder I try, the worse it gets." Dr. Amen tells them, for the first time, why, and more importantly how to heal ADD.
©2014 Penguin Audio; 2013 Daniel G. Amen
The book was full of interesting insights and suggested methods of dealing with ADD / ADHD. Even if you do not agree with many of the author's assumptions on ADHD (which I don't ) there are still a lot of helpful suggestions you can use to try and help manage ADD. I wouldn't recommend this book as an introduction to ADD / ADHD but it is worth listening to if you're looking for further information and coping strategies. The technical information in the book is easy to understand and well explained.
Daniel Amen's book on Healing ADD is excellent. I do not take just one person's expertise on such an important subject, but I feel that Dr. Amen's research must place him in a high place regarding this subject. The book is easy to listen to -- he is the narrator as well. I have a hard copy of it, important as he goes through the various lists at the end of a couple of chapters regarding treatments, etc. Highly, highly recommend this for people who do not like to read (!) but who need the information. On some devices you can speed up the narration. Grateful to have this on audio.
As a family nurse practitioner this book gave me additional insight into ADD. As a mom it gave hope and a path to pursue!!!
"This audio book has personally changed my outlook"
If you or a family member struggles with ADD this is a must read. It's a crash course in how the brain functions. For me its hard to solve an issue with out know the origin or a cause of a issue. This book gives you so much insight in to the numerous types of ADD.. This book can be the difference between writing someone off as troubled or recognizing someone needs help.
"best ADD book I have found"
Most rigorous & thorough ADD book by far in how much detail it provides. Goes into very minute specifics about different regions of the human brain and how they effect or contribute to certain subtypes of ADD.
Excellent book,we all need a brain scan.Many times we judge others,look down upon them,get frustrated without really understanding how their brain works and how their personality and everything they do is affected by it.This book really helps you recognize the symptoms and know what to do to help the person in need.
"Great Resource for Understanding ADD!!!"
Extremely well researched, well written, and comprehensive information presented by Dr. Daniel Amen. Thank you for all you do to help people of all ages who have ADD. Superbly narrated by John Bedford Lloyd. Bravo!
"Great book in short chunks"
Little difficult to stay focused but very informative going to try some of his tricks
"Ad for Clinic"
30 minutes of useful information packed into a 7 hour audio book. Comes across as one long ad for the author's clinics.
"such a money-hungry doctor"
Every hour of this audiobook 50 minutes he brags about Amen clinics and 10 minutes actual advice. I am not paying to listen ads 14 hours long.
the Amen books are part of the therapy that gets you to go to the doctor. they make you feel horrible about yourself so you seek help. they are set up so you have to get worse to get better. i don’t understand how harming people helps them, but if you want to go with it then have at it. the books are filled with flim flam and nonsense along with descriptions of actual ADHD treatments. they are a waste of time and money and especially your emotions. i feel suckered, myself.
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