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Women with Attention Deficit Disorder

Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life
Narrated by: Sari Solden
Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
4 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Every year, millions of withdrawn little girls and chronically overwhelmed women go undiagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder because they don't fit the stereotypical profile: they're not fast-talking, hyperactive, or inattentive, and they are not male.

Sari Solden's groundbreaking study reveals that ADHD affects just as many women as men, and that the resulting depression, disorganization, anxiety, and underachievement are also symptoms of ADHD.

Newly revised and updated to reflect the latest clinical research, the book explores treatment and counseling options, and uses real-life case histories to examine the special challenges women with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) face, such as the shame of not fulfilling societal expectations.

Included is a brand-new chapter on friendship for women with ADHD. Three empowering steps - restructuring one's life, renegotiating relationships, and redefining self-image - help women take control of their lives and enjoy success on their own terms.

©2005 Sari Solden (P)2018 Tantor

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Out of date and depressing

This book was originally written in 1998 and the info is still not up to date with the last update. The narrator has a very monotone voice and if you really have ADD or ADHD it is very difficult to pay attention.

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Life-saving

The definitive text on women with inattentive type ADHD. The most comprehensive place to start. Loved being able to listen to it.

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NOT for ADD or ADHD readers

Dear DR. Solden, I am writing this review as a woman who strongly suspect she has attention deficit disorder. Despite the fact that I found the content of the book useful (until now. I managed to read up to about 10% of it), I suggest you re-think the structure and length of your book, together with re-thinking how to narrate it (or hiring a professional for that purpose). This is a 12 hours audiobook!! twelve ! I didn' t realize that when I purchased it, else I wouldn 't have made the purchase. Apart from the fact that I do not believe it takes 12 hours to explain the nuts and bolts of the issue, you should know that the attention span of a person affected by this disorder is quite short, and that the communication must be efficient and to the point. If you want to talk to ADD readers, that is. Added to that is the fact that the narration is totally slow and flat in tone....really difficult to keep interest of ADD people (or anyone else, for that matters) with this kind of narration. I am quite surprised that when crafting this book and choosing who should narrate it, you did not consider the characteristics (in specific: problems with focus and attention) of the very people you want to help and I believe, to target with this book. In all honesty, I am not sure I will be able to finish this book because of these reasons.

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This book has changed my life

After having ADD all my life and being diagnosed finally 3 years ago, it's not been until now, after listening to this book, that I'm starting to understand that being ADD isn't just a list of deficiencies but rather a legitimate state of being. I can't recommend it enough.

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Great content, AWFUL narration.

The monotone narration made it very difficult to follow and engage. It was downright painful at times. It was all I could do to finish it! The book itself is wonderful and very informative!

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Very in depth & helpful information

The book details a couple of example fictional characters, to outline & illustrate how so many women make it to adulthood, without a formal diagnosis & highlights the difficulties faced in life, without this level of self awareness.

Sari gives valuable insights about the ADHD brain & the effects that reek havoc in the lives of the women & their families who are affected.

There's tools, tips & strategies, as well as script ideas, to find language for communicating highly emotive subjects.

It's not intended to be a replacement for an expert diagnosis, in fact she goes to great lengths to point people in the direction of the services to help themselves. Including how best to work with a coach.

It's one I will return to sections of as needed. I found the narration easier on the ear at x1.25