This is the only book on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) written in a structure that caters to the tendency for adults with ADHD to jump around. This essential guidebook begins by describing how the ADHD brain processes information and how that leads to typical challenges that people with ADHD experience, as well as why certain strategies are effective and others aren't. This lays the foundation for everything that follows, from getting diagnosed to an overview of the research of how ADHD affects people's lives. A thorough explanation of standard treatment options-including medication, therapy, and coaching-as well as alternative treatments, helps guide adults with ADHD to get the most from their healthcare providers. From there, the book provides an extensive collection of practical strategies to overcome common struggles in the areas of self-esteem, work, relationships, friendships, parenting, and everyday life. It covers everything from time management to getting organized. Brief, ADHD-friendly articles can stand alone or be read in sequence, making it the perfect book for the busy adult with ADHD who wants rock-solid information that is easily digestible.
Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, is a psychologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children and adults and is the Vice President of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association. He is the author of Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD: A Practical, Easy-to-Use Guide for Clinicians. He practices in West Chester, PA.
"It is a real pleasure to read Tuckman's superbly rendered book on ADHD in adults, for it is so well-reasoned, science-based, information-rich, to the point, and finally—useful! Apart from wishing I had written it, I sincerely wish that you will read it." —Russell A. Barkley, PhD, clinical professor of psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina
"Tuckman has filled a huge gap in our understanding of adults who suffer from ADHD . . . This book is a valuable contribution to the literature and will be a treasured resource." —Harvey C. Parker, PhD, cofounder of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
"Tuckman has authored a state of the art volume deftly blending science and clinical experience to provide a reasoned, reasonable and eminently useful treatment guide for adult ADHD. He writes from a strong scientific and clinical framework." —Sam Goldstein, PhD, research professor of psychology, George Mason University