Synopses & Reviews
Impulsivity, hyperactivity, inattention
—words that ring a bell? For the estimated six million Americans suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder, such words interfere with daily life! For another 40 million people, such words alone make them think
they have ADD.
A disorder that doesn't go away on its own, ADD turns untreated children into frustrated adults. And, adults who have children with ADD, probably have it as well. From the co-authors of Migraines: What Works! and Back Pain: What Works! (both Prima), comes Adult ADD—The Complete Handbook. Although ADD books have appeared on bestseller lists before, this is the first ADD book ever written by neurologists.
In simple and friendly terms, co-authors David Sudderth and Joseph Kandel offer help to those leading frustrating lives. They provide coping mechanisms, both psychological and an up-to-date guide to the latest technology that people with ADD will benefit from. In addition to providing a list of primary ADD symptoms and theoretic causes, the handbook also:
·Suggests where they should start and which doctor they should choose
·Explains which medicines (including Ritalin) are effective for ADD treatment
·Offers complimentary treatments, such as changing sleep habits and diet, counseling, and biofeedback
·Provides self-help strategies and coping mechanisms for daily problems
For more information about Adult ADD, visit www.neurologist.com.
More than 40 million Americans may suffer from the indecision and problems with concentration that characterize adult attention deficit disorder (ADD). Two leading neurologists explain what adult ADD is and how to cope with it, especially with technological assistance -- the personal computer, beepers, special watches, and more.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-242) and index.
About the Author
Joseph Kandel, M.D.,
is founder and medical director of the Neurology Center of Naples in Florida and associate clinical professor at Wright State University School of Medicine. He maintains a busy clinical practice. His articles have appeared in numerous medical journals, and he is a popular lecturer on spine disorders and pain management.
David B. Sudderth, M.D., is the senior partner at the Neurology Center of Naples and cofounder of the Gulfcoast Spine Institute in Naples, Florida. He is the chairman of the American Back Society Division on Pain Management and a popular national speaker on many health related topics.
Table of Contents
Part I: Identifying the Problem
1. What Is ADD?
2. Causes of ADD
3. Diagnosing ADD
4. Differential Diagnosis and "Co-Morbidities": When Something Else Looks Like (or Another Problem Accompanies) ADD
Part II: Resolving the Problem
5. "Where Do I Start?"
7. Other Treatments for Adult ADD
8. Coping with ADD: Self-Help Strategies for Daily Problems
9. Adaptive Devices for Adults with ADD
Part III: Other Issues
10. Women with ADD
11. ADD and the Family
12. Work and School and ADD
I. Frequently Asked Questions on Adult ADD
II. Common Problems Faced by People with ADD and Some Solutions
III. Support Groups for People with ADD
IV. ADD Checklist for Adult Symptoms
V. Adaptive Devices