The Holderness Family – Comedy – ADD/ADHD – Brilliant. This loving, extroverted, outrageously creative family is giving a gift to the world, finding astonishingly inventive ways to cope during life in shelter-in-place. Penn Holderness, the Mr. of the household, is very open about his ADD-ableness and a splendid example of a person who uses it…

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This is a review of the 2012 Hyperactive: The Controversial History of ADHD by Matthew Smith, a chaired faculty member of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.   My first reaction to this book is loathing. Dr. Smith’s two basic premises are: (1) because CIBA (now Novartis) encouraged the potential over-prescription of Ritalin as…

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Annual Online Conferences on ADHD for Women and Parents www.adhdpalooza.com For Women Much-needed topics such as “ADHD Stages: Midlife and Menopause, “ADHD + Addictions: How They Intersect,” and “Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria & ADHD – Are You Really Too Sensitive?” 30 presentations! For Parents “Managing Anxiety and Frustration,” “When the Parent has ADHD, Too” and “What…

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Dr.  Brown is a clinician and Professor with Yale University who specializes in the treatment of people with attention and related disorders. He is an insightful, highly creative and patient healer. In Smart but Stuck Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD, he offers portraits of 11 people suffering because of an overlooked, underappreciated facet…

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I’m studying for my first advanced Certificate of Study (Level II in Chronic Disorganization) from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. Dr. Brown’s book Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults is on the study list. This is not the first book I’d recommend to laypeople: it’s dense with references to the latest peer-reviewed medical…

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Edward Hallowell is an extremely gifted writer. His work is lyrical, poignant, often funny, and always to-the-point and accessible. I seldom want to write a review which is nothing but quotes from the book under consideration, but I had to fight the impulse this time. Instead, I will simply urge everyone who has any interest…

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Women with Attention Deficit Disorder is an invaluable guide to understanding the lives of women with ADD.  Ms. Solden examines several possible journeys of such women, beginning in their early childhoods and following them to middle-age.  She illustrates common differences between the experiences of men and women with ADD.  She coaches her readers through the…

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