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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) has quickly become a controversial topic in recent years. Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Gabor Maté believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in both the cause of and cure for this condition. In Scattered, he describes the painful realities of ADD and its effect on children as well as on career and social paths in adults. While acknowledging that genetics may indeed play a part in predisposing a person toward ADD, Dr. Maté moves beyond that to focus on the things we can control: changes in environment, family dynamics, and parenting choices. He draws heavily on his own experience with the disorder, as both an ADD sufferer and the parent of three diagnosed children. Providing a thorough overview of ADD and its treatments, Scattered is essential and life-changing reading for the millions of ADD sufferers in North America today.

Synopsis:

A groundbreaking book explains what really causes Attention Deficit Disorder and focuses on the things we can control: changes in the environment, family dynamics, and parenting choices. Dr. Mat believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in both the cause and cure for this condition.

About the Author

Gabor Mate, M.D., is a physician with a family practice in Vancouver, where he lives. He has written a widely-read medical column for The Globe and Mail and currently writes on medical issues for The Vancouver Sun.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Author's Note

Introduction

PART ONE: The Nature of Attention Deficit Disorder

1 So Much Soup and Garbage Can

2 Many Roads Not Traveled

3 We Could All Go Crazy

4 A Conflictual Marriage: ADD and the Family (I)

5 Forgetting to Remember the Future

PART TWO: How the Brain Develops and How the Circuits and Chemistry of ADD Arise

6 Different Worlds: Heredity and the Environments of Childhood

7 Emotional Allergies: ADD and Sensitivity

8 A Surrealistic Choreography

9 Attunement and Attachment

10 The Footprints of Infancy

PART THREE: The Roots of ADD in Family and Society

11 An Utter Stranger: ADD and the Family (II)

12 Stories within Stories: ADD and the Family (III)

13 This Most Frenetic of Cultures: The Social Roots of ADD

PART FOUR: The Meaning of ADD Traits

14 Severed Thoughts and Flibbertigibbets: Distractibility and Tuning Out

15 The Pendulum Swings: Hyperactivity, Lethargy and Shame

PART FIVE: The ADD Child and Healing

16 It Ain't over Till It's over: Unconditional Positive Regard

17 Wooing the Child

18 Like Fish in the Sea

19 Just Looking for Attention

20 The Defiant Ones: Oppositionality

21 Defusing Counterwill

22 My Marshmallow Caught Fire: Motivation and Autonomy

23 Trusting the Child, Trusting Oneself: ADD in the Classroom

24 Always on My Case: Teenagers

PART SIX: The ADD Adult

25 Justifying One's Existence: Self-Esteem

26 Memories Are Made of This

27 Remembering What Didn't Happen: The ADD Relationship

28 Moses Saved by the Angel: Self-Parenting (I)

29 The Physical and Spiritual Environment: Self-Parenting (II)

30 In Place of Tears and Sorrow: Addictions and the ADD Brain

PART SEVEN: Conclusion

31 I Never Saw the Trees: What Medications Can and Cannot Do

32 What It Means to Attend

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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Margaret_B, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Margaret_B)
This is the best book on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD or ADHD) that I have read. The author looks at ADD from many angles. He explains how early childhood development, anxiety, sensitivity, neurotransmitters, and our increasingly hectic society relate to ADD. The book is well organized and well written.

Lately I've been telling people that this book explains everyone, and I'm only half joking. As the author points out, ADD is not a "disease" the way the flu or multiple sclerosis are diseases. Rather, it is one end of a continuum. I have known a few children and adults diagnosed with ADD, and they are not so different than the rest of us at times. It's a matter of frequency and degree.

I believe most anyone would benefit from information in this book, whether ADD, connected to someone with ADD, or (more or less) normal. The book raises many issues worth considering. It is particularly relevant for people raising or working with children, but it has good information about adults with ADD as well.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452279636
Author:
Mate, Gabor
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Special Education - Learning Disabled
Subject:
Child Psychology
Subject:
Psychological aspects
Subject:
Parenting - Hyperactivity
Subject:
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
Subject:
Developmental - Child
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
Subject:
Special Education - Learning Disabilities
Subject:
Education-Learning Disabilities
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Plume bk
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
31
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.01x5.33x.84 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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