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Publisher's Summary

Written from the inside by a person who himself has ADD, with the wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds explodes the myth of ADD as a genetically based illness, offering real hope and advice for children and adults who live with this disorder.

©1999 Gabor Maté (P)2017 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

Critic Reviews

"In one of the most comprehensive and accessible books about Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Maté, a Canadian physician and popular medical columnist, challenges many accepted notions about the condition, which afflicts more than three million children and a significant number of adults." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Exceptional

Fantastic, empathetic, well-researched and important work. Daniel Mate is one of my most favourite narrators.

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A must read. Gives context to adhd chaos

Loved it. Listened to it straight through.
Puts adhd in a monumental different perspective and addresses the real issues. Opens up for understanding, compassion and curiosity as means of healing instead of a quick fix. Relevant for anyone interested in family dynamics and personal growth.

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Must read for parents even from non add kids

Neither myself nor my kids are diagnosed with add. But the description of how anxiety arises in kids and how the attachment relationship can be disturbed are just so valuable. And even I think add is not an either you got it or not. It is actually a scale and certain traits at certain time will surface in almost everyone. So I found it very helpful just to get a better understanding of humans in general.
I loved the way it was red with beautiful intonation to make it interesting and easy to listen. Thanks to all involved!

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An Educator's Must Read

As someone with ADD, and working in education, this book has been VERY useful. I have many insights into how I act, and what my needs are from this insightful reference. I intend to refer back to many chapters as I attend to myself. I hope to inspire others with ADD to do the same and assist others to understand the person (child or adult) with ADD. I have recommended this book since I started reading it (the audio version was great to have!! I learn better with audio and visual!).

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IF YOU HAVE ADHD/ADD YOU MUST READ THIS

Would you listen to Scattered Minds again? Why?

This book is becoming my bible ! anyone who has ADHD MUST READ THIS. TRUELY LIFE CHANGING

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great read

great insight and teachings. loved it. voice was good as well. I would recommend it to someone

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  • Philip Clarke
  • 05-31-17

this is the best ADD book to start with

Read beautifully like it was from the author.
Very sympathetic advice which challened me every day.
Finally a lot of things make sense.

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  • Vivienne Harper
  • 07-23-17

Fantastic book

I can't recommend this book highly enough, as with all Dr. Mate's books he has mixed science with extremely readable material.

I have in quick succession read all of Dr. Mate's books, each one of them has been really illuminating and given me a great deal of food for thought.

The narration by Daniel Mate is flawless and just adds to the satisfying experience of listening to the book.

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  • Mrs B
  • 12-28-17

The knowledge you gain from this book is invaluable.

Such a relief to know that the cause of ADD can be addressed. I only wish the methods needed to facilitate the brain rewiring itself were more clear and concise and less woven into the overall narrative. If you decide to listen to this book, have a pen and paper handy to make notes when the processes are mentioned. Ultimately, you will need a family based therapist to help you rewire if you or your child has ADD, and he explains why.

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  • fedgie
  • 10-30-17

everybody should read this book!

I work with the public, not in the way most folk do so I thought by listening to this book I'd realise a better understanding of the individuals I meet. Now that I'm done I have a better understanding of myself and my own failings. Really is a book everyone should make time for!

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  • The Amz Reviewer
  • 04-04-18

Confirmed my Self Diagnosis after listening

Brought the audiobook so I could listen whilst I walked. Could relate to the author as he has ADD as well and had his own personal anecdotes and perspectives Virtually all of the symptoms I could relate to.Some to a lesser degree as over decades I've used different techniques to lessen its impact on me.

Previously I was chunking together pieces of the puzzle blindfolded. Now I've finally have been shown the picture of the jigsaw box.

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  • David
  • 09-12-18

I was hoping for a lot more SOLUTIONS?!

Hours of engaging examples on the problem, very litte on the solutions of connection + love.

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  • kris english
  • 06-18-18

Amazing read



Excellent book. This has to be one of the best books I have listened to.

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  • Anna M Duggan
  • 05-19-18

Such an insightful book

As a therapist this book (and Dr Mates work) is absolutely game changing.
A must read for any one working in the mental and emotional health industry.