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The Disorganized Mind

Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents
Narrated by: Virginia Wolf
Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

For the millions of adults diagnosed with ADHD, The Disorganized Mind will provide expert guidance on what they can do to make the most of their lives. The inattention, time mismanagement, procrastination, impulsivity, distractibility, and difficulty with transitions that often go hand-in-hand with ADHD can be overcome with the unique approach that Nancy Ratey brings to turning these behaviors around. The Disorganized Mind addresses the common issues confronted by the ADHD adult:

  • "Where did the time go?"
  • "I'll do it later, I always work better under pressure anyway."
  • "I'll just check my email one more time before the meeting...."
  • "I'll pay the bills tomorrow - that will give me time to find them."

Professional ADHD coach and expert Nancy Ratey helps listeners better understand why their ADHD is getting in their way and what they can do about it.

©2008 Nancy A. Ratey; foreword copyright 2008 by John J. Ratey, MD; afterword copyright 2008 by Sam Goldstein, PhD (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Ratey has produced a valuable resource for people addressing the daily challenges caused by the neurobiological condition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." ( Library Journal)

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Love it, thank you

Thank you for creating this book. I was very young when I was diagnosed and my mom decided not to give me medication and not talk about it. I’ve been embarrassed of having it but didn’t really Now what it was. I’ve been so hard on my self for years and this book didn’t just liberate me but gave me solutions. I wish there was a section of school and College suggestions. That would really help

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helpful

helps people like me with adult ADHD, and will help all understand more about it.

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Wish I had coaching before job loss

Very relevant ideas, many of which took me sixty years living with ADHD to discern.

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Good Info; Bad Narration

Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolf? I am. I will avoid audiobooks narrated by her in the future. It sounded like she was reading the book for the first time as she was recording her narration. I had to think about how else sentences could be said out loud in order for some portions of the book to make sense.

However, Ratey’s book is filled with great information for ADHDERs

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explains adhd/add perfectly

i loved it after the few first chapters due to boring me lol adhd lol HOWEVER after she gets into personal stories and helpful tips/homework lol its wonderful. thank you!!

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Useful Teaching Stories creatively insightful

For the many adults who would be diagnosed if evaluated or who are receiving medical treatments of primarily medication, the behavioral coaching offered here in is very valuable information. The style is well explained by the stories of single emphasis focus. This is an excellent style for self improvement. Get it!

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how to deal with your ADHD: be rich!

the book doesn't start until like 4 chapters in, and a lot of the help involves things like "hire people to help clean up!". Some of it seems like good advice, but the majority of the time I felt like this was targeted to the wealthy.

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Very helpful

Very helpful for a person with adult adhd and the family. It has a system for the person to follow to help his/her self.

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Great read for newly diagnosed adult with ADD

Gave excellent insight for me - an adult just diagnosed with ADD. Helped me Identify areas that I should focus on and what strategies I might use to help me in my day-to-day life.

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wouldn't recommend it

sounded more like a sales pitch and opportunity to brag than offer helpful advice. Returned.

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