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The ADD Myth: How to Cultivate the Unique Gifts of Intense Personalities

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More than 5 million children in the United States take stimulant medication to treat ADHD. Yet, there is no objective method of diagnosis for ADHD. And, many of these medications can cause serious side effects including amphetamine psychosis.

In The ADD Myth, ADHD coach Martha Burge proposes that what is commonly understood as ADHD is actually five intense personality traits: sensual, psychomotor, intellectual, creative, and emotional. Once properly understood, People with these intense personality traits can develop them into gifts.

The ADD Myth shows:

  • The five intense personality traits: sensual, psychomotor, intellectual, creative, and emotional
  • Why all personalities exist along a "neurodiversity" spectrum
  • Where intense people fit on the spectrum
  • Why the medical profession should seek alternative explanations for ADHD
  • Stories, practical steps, and daily practices for developing one's intense nature with the least amount of suffering.

Burge includes her own story of having both of her children diagnosed with ADHD, the serious reactions they had to drug treatment, and how she began her search for an alternative approach to help them. The ADD Myth will raise awareness of the underlying condition of intensity, and help people who previously thought of themselves as broken develop more fulfilling lives.

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"About 10% of American children (and 5% of adults) have been diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), and a multibillion-dollar industry has grown up around the diagnosis, with potentially dangerous stimulants, writes 'ADD coach' Burge. In her sure-to-be controversial book debunking the disorder, she asserts that those branded with ADHD experience stimuli — physical, sensory, emotional — more intensely than others. There is no such thing as ADD, she asserts. Instead, the problem for those who are distracted, disorganized, fidgety, and impulsive is to learn how to turn their intensity into a strength. Burge bashes the forthcoming edition of the psychiatric bible, the DSM-V, with its broader ADHD criteria, as well as a drug industry profiting from the label. She then offers 'practices' — many based on meditation techniques — to calm, soothe, and sharpen the mind. Hers is a bold stand, and Burge is partly backed by Frances, who was task force chairman for the current DSM-IV. Still, Burge's guidance is more suited for adults who understand their difficulties than struggling school kids. Still, her assertions should at least spur scrutiny of an 'epidemic' that continues to stymie its sufferers and their families. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Martha Burge is an ADHD coach, mother to two sons diagnosed with ADHD, and a very intense person. She holds a BA in Psychology, an MA in Organizational Development, and coaching adults with ADHD, gifted adults and parents of intense and gifted children. She speaks to groups including the Celebrate Your Life conference in Chicago in June, 2012. She is active in the Mensa community and is a trusted coach to Mensa members. She lives in Orange County, CA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573245821
Author:
Burge, Martha
Publisher:
Conari Press
Author:
MD, Allen Frances
Author:
Frances, MD, Allen
Author:
Allen Frances, MD
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
add
Subject:
Children
Subject:
ADHD
Subject:
Self-help
Subject:
Psychology-ADD and ADHD
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "About 10% of American children (and 5% of adults) have been diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), and a multibillion-dollar industry has grown up around the diagnosis, with potentially dangerous stimulants, writes 'ADD coach' Burge. In her sure-to-be controversial book debunking the disorder, she asserts that those branded with ADHD experience stimuli — physical, sensory, emotional — more intensely than others. There is no such thing as ADD, she asserts. Instead, the problem for those who are distracted, disorganized, fidgety, and impulsive is to learn how to turn their intensity into a strength. Burge bashes the forthcoming edition of the psychiatric bible, the DSM-V, with its broader ADHD criteria, as well as a drug industry profiting from the label. She then offers 'practices' — many based on meditation techniques — to calm, soothe, and sharpen the mind. Hers is a bold stand, and Burge is partly backed by Frances, who was task force chairman for the current DSM-IV. Still, Burge's guidance is more suited for adults who understand their difficulties than struggling school kids. Still, her assertions should at least spur scrutiny of an 'epidemic' that continues to stymie its sufferers and their families. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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