Taking Charge of Adult ADHD

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD

By: Russell A. Barkley (author)Paperback

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For adults with ADHD, problems with attention, planning, problem solving, and controlling emotions can make daily life an uphill battle. Fortunately, effective help is out there. No one is a better guide to how to get the best care-and what sufferers can do for themselves-than renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley provides step-by-step strategies for managing symptoms and reducing their harmful impact. Readers get hands-on self-assessment tools and skills-building exercises, plus clear answers to frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments. Specific techniques are presented for overcoming challenges in critical areas where people with the disorder often struggle-work, finances, relationships, and more. Finally, an authoritative one-stop resource for adults with ADHD who are ready to take back their lives. See also Dr. Barkley's bestselling resource on childhood ADHD, Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents.

About Author

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Dr. Barkley has worked with children, adolescents, and families since the 1970s and is the author of numerous bestselling books for both professionals and the public, including Taking Charge of ADHD and Your Defiant Child. He has also published six assessment scales and more than 280 scientific articles and book chapters on ADHD, executive functioning, and childhood defiance, and is editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, Dr. Barkley is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology (the former Division 12) of the American Psychological Association (APA), and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. He is a recipient of awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the APA, among other honors. His website is www.russellbarkley.org. Christine M. Benton is a Chicago-based writer and editor.


Introduction Step One. To Get Started, Get Evaluated 1. Is It Possible That You Have ADHD? 2. Can You Handle the Problem on Your Own? 3. Where Can You Go to Get Help? 4. What Do You Need for the Evaluation? 5. What Will the Evaluation Tell You? Step Two. Change Your Mindset: Know and Own Your ADHD 6. Know Your ADHD 7. Resisting Impulses: The First Step in Self-Control 8. Self-Control: How to Get What You Want 9. Executive Functions: The Abilities That Make Up Self-Control . . . and More 10. The Nature of ADHD and How You Can Master It 11. Own Your ADHD Step Three. Change Your Brain: Medications for Mastering ADHD 12. Why It Makes Sense to Try Medication 13. The Stimulants 14. The Nonstimulants 15. What to Expect from Treatment Step Four. Change Your Life: Everyday Rules for Success 16. Rule 1: Stop the Action! 17. Rule 2: See the Past . . . and Then the Future 18. Rule 3: Say the Past . . . and Then the Future 19. Rule 4: Externalize Key Information 20. Rule 5: Feel the Future 21. Rule 6: Break It Down . . . and Make It Matter 22. Rule 7: Make Problems External, Physical, and Manual 23. Rule 8: Have a Sense of Humor! Step Five. Change Your Situation: Mastering ADHD in Specific Areas of Your Life 24. Education 25. Work 26. Money 27. Relationships 28. Driving, Health, and Lifestyle Risks 29. Other Mental and Emotional Problems 30. Drugs and Crime Appendix. A Closer Look at ADHD Symptoms Resources

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781606233382
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 294
  • ID: 9781606233382
  • weight: 480
  • ISBN10: 1606233386

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