Scattered Minds

Scattered Minds

The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder

Book - 2012 | Vintage Canada edition
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In this breakthrough guide to understanding, treating, and healing Attention Deficit Disorder, Dr. Gabor Maté, an adult with ADD and the father of three ADD children, shares information on:

· The external factors that trigger ADD
· How to create an environment that promotes health and healing
· Ritalin and other drugs
· ADD adults
...and much more

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) has remainded a controversial topic in recent years. Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. 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 Minds is essential and life-changing reading for the millions of ADD sufferers in North America today.
Publisher: Toronto :, Vintage Canada,, 2012
Edition: Vintage Canada edition
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9780676972597
Branch Call Number: 616.8589 MAT 1999
Characteristics: xix, 348 pages ; 23 cm


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Feb 21, 2020

This book was very informative and eye-opening.

Sep 10, 2013

pg. 320 says it all: "The world is much more ready to accept someone who is different and comfortable with it than someone desperately seeking to conform by denying himself. It's the self-rejection others react against, much more than differentness. So the solution for the (ADD) adult is not to 'fit in', but to accept his inability to conform."
Hooray, Dr. Mate! Thanks for giving us permission to be ourselves!

floweroflife Oct 22, 2012

A life changing book for those who live with add. For everyone else who has ever had difficulty with depression or anxiety, this book will help you gain a deeper insight into the origins and healing of these problems. This book helps you to understand better and also makes you feel understood. Easy to read and deeply wise rather than academic. What a difference it would make if every parent, teacher and therapist read this book.

Aug 11, 2011

one of the best adhd books

he has it himself and he really really understands.

a must read for all adhd'ers.

Jul 30, 2011

great book that offers hope

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