Recommended Reading

Odd One Out: The Maverick’s Guide to Adult ADD
by Jennifer Koretsky

Adults with ADD struggle to fit into a world that doesn’t always fit them. In the Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalist Odd One Out: The Maverick’s Guide to Adult ADD, Jennifer Koretsky explores the ways in which Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder can be both challenging and rewarding, and reveals why this difference offers a remarkable advantage.

Using her own personal experiences and inspiring stories from her clients, the author explores ‘The Five Essential Skills for Managing Adult ADD’ — from breaking the cycle of overwhelm to taking control of space and time. This revolutionary book doesn’t just talk about the skills, it provides a roadmap to success.

The author’s unique voice and casual style make her a maverick who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. Packed with informative strategies and sprinkled with a healthy dose of humor, Odd One Out is an indispensable guide that offers not just solutions, but inspiration and motivation for adults with ADD who want to live happily and successfully by breaking the rules.

Delivered from Distraction
by Dr. Edward Hallowell and Dr. John Ratey

In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder–all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. In this new book, Drs. Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey build on the breakthroughs of Driven to Distraction to offer a comprehensive and entirely up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADD.

As Hallowell and Ratey point out, “attention deficit disorder” is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind. Original, charismatic, energetic, often brilliant, people with ADD have extraordinary talents and gifts embedded in their highly charged but easily distracted minds. Tailored expressly to ADD learning styles and attention spans, Delivered from Distraction provides accessible, engaging discussions of every aspect of the condition, from diagnosis to finding the proper treatment regime.

Women with Attention Deficit Disorder
by Sari Solden

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. Sari Solden’s groundbreaking study reveals that ADD affects just as many women as men, and that the resulting depression, disorganization, anxiety, and underachievement are also symptoms of ADD. Newly revised and updated to reflect the latest clinical research, the book explores treatment and counseling options, and uses real-life case histories to examine the special challenges women with ADD and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) face, such as the shame of not fulfilling societal expectations. Included is a brand new chapter on friendship for women with ADHD. 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.

Being Peace
by Thich Naht Hanh

Being Peace contains Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings on peace and meditation. Using real examples from his own life, as well as poems and fables, Nhat Hanh explains his key practices for living “right in the moment we are alive.” These lessons are taught with fine writing and sparkling phrases that draw the reader in and make Being Peace a book that encourages multiple readings, both alone and in groups.

This is a wonderful book for people with ADHD who want to learn how to slow down and practice mindfulness!

Understanding Women with ADHD
by Dr. Patricia Quinn, Dr. Kathleen Nadeau, and Dr. Ellen Littman

If you are a woman with AD/HD, this is the book that can help you take charge of your life! Understanding Women is a practical and readable guide for women at any age, with chapters focus on different stages of life and address many of life’s challenges including motherhood, romance, the single life, sexuality, getting organized, and taking charge.

 


Understand Your Brain, Get More Done
by Dr. Ari Tuckman

Written for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) sufferers yet useful for anyone wishing make better use of their time, this book is abundant with effective strategies for combating problems related to inattention, procrastination, disorganization, mismanagement of time, and poor planning. It begins by carefully explaining the neurologic underpinnings of ADHD and focusing on specific executive functions—the brain-based processes that assist in planning, initiating, and carrying out tasks to complete projects. Then using exercises designed to identify areas that need addressing, it aims to “tune up” these executive functions for maximum productivity. In contrast to many books on ADHD, which can have good ideas but lack practical ways to apply them in everyday life, this guide includes specific recommendations for improving distractibility, working memory, attention, organization, time management, and response inhibition deficits. With strategies based in the science of how the ADHD brain processes information, this reference bridges the gap between knowledge and action.

ADD and Your Money: A Guide to Personal Finance for Adults With Attention Deficit Disorder
by Dr. Stephanie Sarkis

When you have attention-deficit disorder (ADD), you don’t spend money like most other people. Past-due bills and impulsive spending can throw your finances into turmoil, and because these financial pitfalls are directly related to your ADD symptoms, they can seem impossible to overcome.

The good news is that it is possible to get ADD-related financial disorganization under control and begin to enjoy a more stable relationship to your money. ADD and Your Money will show you how. This friendly guide, written with your ADD in mind, includes information on everything you need to know about managing your finances and staying in control.