Synopses & Reviews
For the first time since it was published in 1995, this seminal work on ADDand#8212;attention deficit disorderand#8212;in adults has been revised to include the latest research and treatments available today.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;With over a quarter million copies in print, andlt;iandgt;You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!andlt;/iandgt; 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 referenceand#8212;the first of its kind written for adults with ADD by adults with ADDand#8212;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:andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;-The new medications and their effectivenessandlt;BRandgt; -The effects of ADD on human sexualityandlt;BRandgt; -The differences between male and female ADDand#8212;including falling estrogen levels and its impact on cognitive functionandlt;BRandgt; -The power of meditationandlt;BRandgt; -How to move forward with coachingandlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;And the book still includes advice about:andlt;BRandgt; -Achieving balance by analyzing one's strengths and weaknessesandlt;BRandgt; -Getting along in groups, at work and in intimate and family relationshipsand#8212;including how to decrease discord and chaosandlt;BRandgt; -Learning the mechanics and methods for getting organized and improving memoryandlt;BRandgt; -Seeking professional help, including therapy and medication
With 20 to 25 percent new material and written by adults with ADD, this book is an updated edition of one of the bestselling titles on adult ADD ever written. Includes a perfect blend of strategies for daily life as well as must-have information about diagnoses, therapies, and medications.
About the Author
Kate Kelly is an advanced practice mental health nurse with twenty-two yearsand#8217; experience as a family, group, and individual therapist. She has specialized in working with AD/HD adults for the past thirteen years and is the founder of the ADDed Dimension Coaching Group. Kate and Peggy Ramundo are the coauthors of the bestselling books, andlt;iandgt;You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!andlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;The ADDed Dimensionandlt;/iandgt;. Both Kate and Peggy are nationally known speakers and workshop leaders, offering topics related to AD/HD. Currently, Peggy and Kate are revising the Lazy Crazy book and writing a third book on AD/HD and relationships.Currently in private practice as an andlt;iandgt;ADDandlt;/iandgt; and Life Coach, Peggy Ramundo,BS, A.C.T., STCL, DT, SCAC has been coaching adults with andlt;iandgt;ADDandlt;/iandgt; for twelve years and has been working professionally with andlt;iandgt;ADDandlt;/iandgt; adults for twenty-five years. A senior Tele-Class leader for the worldand#8217;s first andlt;iandgt;ADDandlt;/iandgt; coach training program with The Optimal Functioning Institute, Peggy also served as OFIand#8217;s Director of Training. Peggy and Kate Kelly are the coauthors of the bestselling books, andlt;iandgt;You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!andlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;The ADDed Dimensionandlt;/iandgt;. Both Peggy and Kate are nationally known speakers and workshop leaders, offering topics related to AD/HD. Currently, Peggy and Kate are revising the Lazy Crazy book and writing a third book on AD/HD and relationships.