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Taking Charge of Adult ADHD

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Book News Annotation:

Barkley (psychiatry, Medical U. of South Carolina ) provides a guide for adults with ADHD on diagnosis, treatment, and managing symptoms. He details how to find a doctor, the evaluation process, medication, strategies for using strengths and tools for compensating for weaknesses. Also covered are coping with work, relationships, education, money, health, other emotional and mental problems, and other areas of life, as well as the risks of drugs and crime. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

For adults with ADHD, problems with attention, planning, problem solving, and controlling emotions can make daily life an uphill battle. Fortunately, effective help is out there. No one is a better guide to how to get the best care—and what sufferers can do for themselves—than renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley provides step-by-step strategies for managing symptoms and reducing their harmful impact. Readers get hands-on self-assessment tools and skills-building exercises, plus clear answers to frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments. Specific techniques are presented for overcoming challenges in critical areas where people with the disorder often struggle—work, finances, relationships, and more. Finally, an authoritative one-stop resource for adults with ADHD who are ready to take back their lives.

See also Dr. Barkley's bestselling resource on childhood ADHD, Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents.

About the Author

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, is internationally known for his career-long research into ADHD and his efforts to educate professionals and the public. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. The recipient of awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association, among other honors, Dr. Barkley has published widely on ADHD and related disorders. His website is #LINK<www.russellbarkley.org>#

 
Christine M. Benton is a Chicago-based writer and editor.

Table of Contents

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606233382
Author:
Barkley, Russell A
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
With:
Benton, Christine M.
Author:
Benton, Christine M.
Author:
Barkley, Russell A.
Author:
Barkley
Subject:
Psychopathology - Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD--ADHD)
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Psychiatry - General
Subject:
Attention-deficit disorder in adults
Subject:
Psychology-ADD and ADHD
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
294
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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For adults with ADHD, problems with attention, planning, problem solving, and controlling emotions can make daily life an uphill battle. Fortunately, effective help is out there. No one is a better guide to how to get the best care&#8212;and what sufferers can do for themselves&#8212;than renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley provides step-by-step strategies for managing symptoms and reducing their harmful impact. Readers get hands-on self-assessment tools and skills-building exercises, plus clear answers to frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments. Specific techniques are presented for overcoming challenges in critical areas where people with the disorder often struggle&#8212;work, finances, relationships, and more. Finally, an authoritative one-stop resource for adults with ADHD who are ready to take back their lives.

See also Dr. Barkley's bestselling resource on childhood ADHD, Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents.

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