Taking Charge of Adult ADHDby Russel A Barkley Guilford Publications
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> Prominent, bestselling author Russell A. Barkley provides the definitive guide to managing adult ADHD.
> Barkley's Taking Charge of ADHD is the "bible" for parents and a perennial child psych bestseller.
> The entire book—from writing style to organization and design—is geared to be optimally user-friendly for readers with ADHD.
> Presents information and advice based on the latest research, including two major studies conducted by the author.
> Hands-on, practical strategies for coping with the full range of symptoms and the specific challenges they pose.
> A soup-to-nuts book on how ADHD affects adults and what can be done about it.
Adults seeking effective solutions for the many challenges ADHD poses; also of interest to mental health professionals.
Introduction Step One. To Get Started, Get Evaluated 1. Is It Possible That You Have ADHD? 2. Can You Handle the Problem on Your Own? 3. Where Can You Go to Get Help? 4. What Do You Need for the Evaluation? 5. What Will the Evaluation Tell You? Step Two. Change Your Mindset: Know and Own Your ADHD 6. Know Your ADHD 7. Resisting Impulses: The First Step in Self-Control 8. Self-Control: How to Get What You Want 9. Executive Functions: The Abilities That Make Up Self-Control . . . and More 10. The Nature of ADHD and How You Can Master It 11. Own Your ADHD Step Three. Change Your Brain: Medications for Mastering ADHD 12. Why It Makes Sense to Try Medication 13. The Stimulants 14. The Nonstimulants 15. What to Expect from Treatment Step Four. Change Your Life: Everyday Rules for Success 16. Rule 1: Stop the Action! 17. Rule 2: See the Past . . . and Then the Future 18. Rule 3: Say the Past . . . and Then the Future 19. Rule 4: Externalize Key Information 20. Rule 5: Feel the Future 21. Rule 6: Break It Down . . . and Make It Matter 22. Rule 7: Make Problems External, Physical, and Manual 23. Rule 8: Have a Sense of Humor! Step Five. Change Your Situation: Mastering ADHD in Specific Areas of Your Life 24. Education 25. Work 26. Money 27. Relationships 28. Driving, Health, and Lifestyle Risks 29. Other Mental and Emotional Problems 30. Drugs and Crime Appendix. A Closer Look at ADHD Symptoms Resources
"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, MD, author of Scattered Minds; Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine
"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, PhD, Director, ADHD Program, Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York Upstate Medical University
"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, PhD, Codirector, Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program, University of Pennsylvania