With over a quarter million copies in print, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! is one of the bestselling books on attention deficit disorder (ADD) ever written. There is a great deal of literature about children with ADD. But what do you do if you have ADD and aren't a child anymore? This indispensable reference -- the first of its kind written for adults with ADD by adults with ADD -- focuses on the experiences of adults, offering updated information, practical how-tos and moral support to help readers deal with ADD. It also explains the diagnostic process that distinguishes ADD symptoms from normal lapses in memory, lack of concentration or impulsive behavior. Here's what's new:
And the book still includes advice about:
- The new medications and their effectiveness
- The effects of ADD on human sexuality
- The differences between male and female ADD -- including falling estrogen levels and its impact on cognitive function
- The power of meditation
- How to move forward with coaching
- Achieving balance by analyzing one's strengths and weaknesses
- Getting along in groups, at work and in intimate and family relationships -- including how to decrease discord and chaos
- Learning the mechanics and methods for getting organized and improving memory
- Seeking professional help, including therapy and medication
Refreshing, engaging, humorous and true. The title alone makes this a book to remember...Should help anyone affected by ADD.
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Harvard Medical School, coauthor of Driven to Distraction
A much needed addition to the ADD bookshelf.
John Ratey, M.D.
coauthor of Driven to Distraction
Chapter 1: From the Porch to the Printed Page: A Reader’s Guide to Understanding
Chapter 2: Understanding the Disorder That Makes Us Feel Lazy, Stupid or Crazy
Chapter 3: The Impact of Growing Up with ADD
Chapter 4: How Are We Different?
Chapter 5: The Not So Fine Art of Coping
Chapter 6: I Know…… I Think…. I Have ADD: What Do I Do Now?
Chapter 7: About Balance, Toyotas, Porsches, Circus High Wires, and the Twelve Steps
of Alcoholics Anonymous
Chapter 8: Interfacing In Action: Groups and Friendships
Chapter 9: Interfacing In Action: Getting Along on the Job
Chapter 10: Interfacing In Action: In the Dating Game and The Family
Chapter 11: From Mealtime Mania to Outgoing Ordeals: How- To’s of Decreasing
Chapter 12: Principles of Government: Family Style
Chapter 13: Dynamics of ADD in Organization: Mechanics and Methods
Chapter 14: Dynamics of ADD in Memory: Mechanics and Methods
Chapter 15: Crutches, Ladders and the Decision to Seek Professional Help
Chapter 16: Medicine and Medicine Management
Chapter 17: Therapy and More Therapy
Chapter 18: From Obstacle to Opportunity