When an Adult You Love Has ADHD (häftad)
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When an Adult You Love Has ADHD

Professional Advice for Parents, Partners, and Siblings

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Häftad,  Engelska, 2016-09-19
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Winner, Independent Press Awards, Psychology In this book internationally renowned ADHD expert Dr. Russell Barkley explains the science behind ADHD and how you can tell if your spouse, partner, friend, adult child, or sibling may have it.Dr. Barkley shows how to guide your loved one toward the right treatment, and what to do if they don't want treatment. ADHD doesn't just affect kids adults can have it too. This will come as no surprise if you are close to an adult who has problems with attention, concentration, distractibility, impulsiveness, forgetfulness, or self-control (or all of these symptoms). The good news is that with effective treatment your loved one with ADHD can have a happier, more successful life and a stronger, closer relationship with you and others. Adults with ADHD can be successful, achieve their goals, and live out big dreamsand you can help. You can set boundaries to manage your own emotional and financial stress, too. In When an Adult You Love Has ADHD you will learn practical steps for helping your loved one accept and manage their disorder, and pursue paths in life where ADHD might not pose such a big problem. Dr. Barkley shows how to guide your loved one toward the right treatment and, using real-life examples, answers questions such as: What health risks does ADHD impose on those who have it? Why am I feeling resentful toward my loved one with ADHD? What can I do to help my loved one at home, at work, and in other areas of life? How can I avoid wasting time and money on sham treatments? What if my loved one doesn't want help? Adults with ADHD can achieve their goals and live out big dreams and you can help. In this book you will learn practical steps for helping your loved one accept and manage their disorder, and pursue unique, often nontraditional pathways to success.
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Barkley, a renown authority, addresses the need for loved ones to reframe their view of the classic symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity so they can take steps to manage symptoms impact. Acknowledging the anguish that friends and family members experience in the potentially destructive path of the disorder is a significant contribution to the field: words of hope ring like a breath of fresh air to inform and encourage those gasping to survive the aftermath of ADHD. * Choice * Exceptionally informed and informative, impressively and accessibly well written, When an Adult You Love Has ADHD is unreservedly recommended as a critically important addition to community and academic library collections. * Midwest Book Review * This book makes a significant contribution to helping individuals who love someone with adult ADHD find accurate information, treatment, and resources. * PsycCRITIQUES * A shining example of high quality professional advice in the form of an accessible, timely and comprehensive self-help book. Anyone concerned about a family member, relative, friend or colleague will find the book an invaluable roadmap for navigating a complex but highly treatable disorder. * New England Psychologist *

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Russell A. Barkley, PhD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. He holds a diplomate in clinical psychology, clinical child and adolescent psychology, and clinical neuropsychology. His publications include 22 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals; and more than 260 scientific articles and book chapters on the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD. Dr. Barkley has featured in seven award-winning DVDs, has presented more than 800 invited addresses internationally, and appeared on national television programs and radio programs, such as 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, and CNN. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to ADHD research and clinical practice.


Preface I. What You Need to Know About Adult ADHD How to Tell If a Loved One Has ADHD Looking Below the Surface of Adult ADHD The Facts About ADHD in Adults What Causes ADHD? What Are the Consequences of Untreated ADHD? Is My Loved One at Risk for Other Psychiatric Disorders? Can Adult ADHD Be a Good Thing to Have? Some ADHD Success Stories The Impact of an Adult With ADHD on You II. What You Can Do to Help How to Talk With a Loved One About Getting Professional Help Helping Your Loved One Understand and Accept Adult ADHD What Are the Best Nonmedical Treatments for Adult ADHD? Medications for Managing Adult ADHD Helping Your Loved One Stay on Medication Unproven Treatments for Adult ADHD Roles You Can Adopt to Be of Help Advice for Living With an Adult With ADHD Advice for Work and Education Settings Advice for Addressing Health Risks Government Programs Relevant to Adult ADHD Appendix Resources Index About the Author