Attention deficit disorder (ADD) has quickly become a controversial topic in recent years. Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Gabor Maté believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in both the cause of and cure for this condition.
In Scattered, he describes the painful realities of ADD and its effect on children as well as on career and social paths in adults. While acknowledging that genetics may indeed play a part in predisposing a person toward ADD, Dr. Maté moves beyond that to focus on the things we can control: changes in environment, family dynamics, and parenting choices. He draws heavily on his own experience with the disorder as both an ADD sufferer and the parent of three diagnosed children.
Providing a thorough overview of ADD and its treatments, Scattered is an essential and life-changing guide for the millions of ADD sufferers in North America today.
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"In one of the most comprehensive and accessible books about Attention Deficit Disorder, Mate...challenges many accepted notions about the condition, which afflicts more than three million children and a significant number of adults." (Publishers Weekly Starred Review)
The book is eqivalent to a righteous a semester of Memory Education @ X?SU. "what didn't happen" and more. Mate' is more than a genius, its creepy and eye-opening. Not just a book, a but a a college course. A journey, -sd
the moment you feel you need to educate yourself in the realm of ADD, whether it be for your own family, as a health practitioner, social worker, teacher, or drug councilor, this is your first step.
"Good. Realm of hungry ghosts better, and relates, even if that is a book on addiction. The brain is the brain, after all."
Can't stand the 'pretending to be a little kid' voice when reading a quote, but the info is good. The personal relation to the material is contrastingly antidotal in a well researched presentation.
Within the first several chapters I was highly Intrigued, educated and hooked on this information and revaluations Mate brings out. However, I lost interest at the midway point. Perhaps it's my own HDHD kicking in. Seemed as if he was repeating himself in alternative forms despite all the information being different.
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