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Hard, visual data make a compelling case for the existence of attention deficit disorder (ADD) in this pioneering work by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Using a nuclear medicine technique called "single photon emission computed tomography" (SPECT)--a controversial step, according to some of his peers--Dr. Amen scans patients' brains to identify various abnormalities. From more than 8,000 such studies and more than 12,000 patient evaluations, Dr. Amen concludes that six--not the formerly presumed two--different types of ADD exist. This book encompasses the full spectrum of Dr. Amen's work: from symptom identification to clinical evaluation, to diet and medication recommendations, to everyday strategies for living with ADD (whether the reader is a parent of an ADD child, or has been diagnosed with the disease.)
No stranger to the skepticism surrounding this topic, Dr. Amen begins with a list of dead-on myths (including "ADD is overdiagnosed") and surprising facts ("Many people with ADD are never hyperactive"). From this intriguing beginning flows a highly readable chapter on the signs and manifestations of ADD in all ages. Dr. Amen's full description of SPECT imaging includes multiple brain scan photos that nicely support his theories. But the most satisfying element of this well-researched presentation occurs in the final half of the book; here, Amen thoroughly explores the biological (diet, exercise, medication), psychological (from personal coaching to psychotherapy), and social support (parenting and school strategies) needed to heal each type of ADD. This book will prove a valuable tool for parents, adult sufferers, and medical professionals seeking practical support for managing this increasingly recognized condition. --Liane Thomas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Daniel G. Amen, M.D., is a clinical neuroscientist, a psychiatrist, and the director of clinics in California, Washington state, and Virginia. In addition to operating a private practice, he is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine. He is the author of Healing ADD, Healing Anxiety and Depression, and Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.
No one has all the answers. Well, maybe Dr Gabor Mate does in his book called Scattered. He doesn't have an infomercial and charge $240 either.Published 18 months ago by Jennifer
Everybody working with people ought to read this finaly operating info on the subject... FINALY!
This is a devinite advancement for our societies and famillies... Read more
This book is written with some medical language, but even if you do not resonate with that, the message is still easily understandable. Read morePublished on March 2 2013 by Marg W.
This book was a big disappointment. Using brain scanning imagery AMEN has deduced that there are six types of ADD. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by JackOfMostTrades
This book is the most comprehensive source of information on ADD available.
The basis of the treatment techniques, SPECT scans, is also revolutionary in its approach and... Read more
I have no doubt that Dr. Amen has a lot of experience with SPECT scans, and ADD. I worry that his conclusions haven't been reproduced or confirmed indepedently outside his... Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2003 by C. Talbert
Dr.Amen's research has brought us to a new understanding and hope for children with ADD. Every parent who reads this book realizes what their options and alternatives are to... Read morePublished on July 1 2003 by William C. Lowe
And he is as hyper as ever... being a "ring of fire" type. But... this is the problem... if someone has that severe of ADD, how can you make them sit down and read this book... Read morePublished on June 9 2003 by Lindsey A.