Books about ADHD
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
“A wonderfully readable and, most important, practical and useful book on ADD.” – Judith L. Rapoport, M.D. Chief, Child Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, author of “The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Washing”
Written by Dr. Edward M. Hallowell and Dr. John J. Ratey, this groundbreaking best-seller has become a life-saver for the millions of Americans affected by the said condition.
Through captivating stories and insightful case studies for both children and adults, the book explores various forms of ADHD, offer helpful tools, and dispel a number of common myths, helping patients and parents of people with ADHD deal with the condition in a more positive and productive way.
The book offers a ton of takeaways not only because it was written by actual doctors with years of experience, but also because one of them actually has the condition, proving once and for all that ADHD is not a hindrance to achieving greater things.
Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder, Reviews
“The definitive source of information on attention deficit disorder.”—Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., director, Child Study Center, New York University School of Medicine
Originally published in 1994, Delivered from distraction is widely recognized as a classic in the field of ADHD. Written by recognized ADHD experts Dr. Edward M. Hallowell and Dr. John J. Ratey, the book, which has sold more than a million copies, provides a more up-to-date guide on how one can be successful in life despite having the condition.
Incredibly insightful and re-assuring, this excellent resource offers a comprehensive overview of what is currently known about ADHD as well as helpful advice on a variety of things like sleep, medication, diet, and exercise, making it a must-have for any person with ADHD or parents with children who have it.
Smart But Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential, Reviews
“Groundbreaking….Compassionate and parent-friendly….Dawson and Guare’s personal anecdotes lend immediacy….Smart but Scattered is comprehensive, accessible, and hopeful….Dawson and Guare’s work should be considered essential.”
(Library Journal 2009-01-04)
If you are the frustrated parent of a bright and talented child who’s struggling with everyday tasks like homework or organizing stuff, this book is perfect for you.
Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare provide comprehensive insight on the latest research in child development which shows that children who have both the heart and brain to succeed also lack some of the fundamental habits of the mind required for staying focused, controlling your emotions, and getting organized.
The book did a great job of presenting examples for situations most people have experienced at some point, as well as providing outstanding tools to discuss them.
You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: A Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
“Refreshing, engaging, humorous and true. The title alone makes this a book to remember…Should help anyone affected by ADD.” – Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. Harvard Medical School, coauthor of Driven to Distraction
Considered one of the best-selling ADHD books of all time, this masterpiece from Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo is tailor-made for adults with ADD having been written by authors who have ADD as well.
The book offers great advice on a number of topics that include getting along in groups, achieving balance, improving memory, and getting organized among others.
The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done
“The Queen of Distraction is an oasis of acceptance and practical ideas for women with ADHD―compassionate and approachable.” ―Melissa Orlov, author of The Couple’s Guide to Thriving with ADHD
As the name implies, the book provides practical skills and tips that will help women with ADHD achieve more focus and balance in different areas of their lives that include work, home, and relationships among others.
Written by Psychotherapist Terry Matlen, the book explores the feminine side of ADHD and offers helpful strategies in getting your symptoms under control. This certified classic also shares a number of effective treatment alternatives women with ADHD can pursue.
The ADHD Advantage: What You Thought Was a Diagnosis May Be Your Greatest Strength
“By framing ADHD as primarily a set of personality traits and a unique learning style, instead of as a disease or a disorder, Dale Archer moves psychiatry a step in the right direction. Written in an engaging style, the book is a refreshing change from the medicalizing of normal childhood difficulties. — Marilyn Wedge, PhD, author of A Disease Called Childhood
This amazing book from Dr. Dale Archer, who himself also has ADHD, aims to break all stereotypes related to ADHD. Instead of presenting ADHD as more bad news and a lifelong struggle for people who have it, The ADHD Advantage paints having ADHD in a more positive light.
By showing readers how some of the most successful entrepreneurs, entertainers, and leaders of our time achieved success BECAUSE of ADHD instead of saying IN SPITE of it, the book aims to inspire people to become better individuals with ADHD without the use of any form of medication.
Smart But Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD
“Smart people with ADHD get stuck in particular ways and the best treatments are not always the same. The case studies in this book do a great job of emphasizing this. The book also does a great job of interweaving new and relevant research to shed light on various aspects of the ADHD experience.” – Scott W. Johnson, ADHD Coach
The first book to explain the role of emotions in the daily functioning of people living with ADHD, the book does more than educate readers with tips and strategies.
By sharing 15 true and compelling stories about bright and capable teens and adults who have experienced getting “stuck” in various aspects of their lives like school, work, and relationships because of ADHD, the book highlights the importance of emotion and the role it plays in connection to this serious condition.
Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain
“Peter Shankman is living proof that living outside the bell-shaped curve, combined with a drive to succeed, can produce amazing results.” –Jordan D. Metzl, MD, author of The Exercise Cure
Written by entrepreneur, public speaker, podcaster, athlete, and father Peter Shankman, this refreshingly practical and honest guide is packed with insights and hacks in making ADHD a weapon for living a deeply satisfying existence.
Inspiring and practical, the book provides useful tips and strategies in harnessing one’s creativity, using one’s hyperfocus in getting things done, and eliminating distractions among others. Being a person with ADHD as well, Shankman redefines the way people should look at ADHD based on his own personal successes.