- Paperback: 367 pages
- Publisher: 1201 Alarm Press; 1st edition (August 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0981548709
- ISBN-13: 978-0981548708
- Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 590 g
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?: Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder Paperback – Aug 2008
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"Insightful, helpful, witty, and very practical. This book can change your life." ---Daniel G. Amen, M.D., author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
About the Author
Gina Pera is a San Francisco-based freelance journalist and a nationally known advocate for ADHD awareness and effective treament standards.
Pam Ward has performed in dinner theater, summer stock, and Off-Broadway, as well as in commercials, radio, and film. An experienced narrator, Pam has recorded many titles for the Library of Congress Talking Books program. She is the recipient of an AudioFile Earphones Award and the prestigious Alexander Scourby Award. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Top Customer Reviews
The anecdotes in this book have great potential in helping people to see the many ways in which ADHD has been affecting their lives. If you think you are alone in your experiences, take heart - you are not.
The breadth of information which has been compiled here is impressive, and you will no doubt glean much knowledge and understanding about the nature of relationships with ADHD individuals.
The downside is that it may show you new problems which you didn't see before. Lots of them. Ones that may not even be problems for you as a couple. At times it felt a little bit like a sensational magazine article in that sense.
I know that was not the intent, and that the author is very much sincere in her efforts to help couples who struggle with ADHD. in this respect she has indeed made a tremendous difference.
Due to the anecdotal nature of a great deal of the information here, it does not differentiate between the effects and treatment of ADHD, and that of the many comorbitities which might accompany it. Rather it often attributes dimensions to ADHD which are not broadly acknowledged to be (although time may show that they indeed are).
I came away from this book with a far more grim view of what the future might hold than I have from any book I have previously read on this topic. It raises so many issues but (in my opinion) inadequately addresses the underlying causes or offers adequate and actionable solutions. This is why it is essential (and the book itself even says in numerous places) that you seek out the counsel of someone trained and experienced in the treatment of adult ADHD.
It is said that you must feed whatever you want to grow and I fear that despite being written with the best of intentions this book could serve to feed mistrust and problems between ADHD partners.
Use the information in this book wisely, and your relationship will flourish.
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