WOMEN WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
Women with Attention Deficit Disorder
Embracing Disorganization at Home and in the Workplace
by Sari Solden,
Introduction by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo
Foreword by John J. Ratey
In this pioneering exploration of ADD, Sari Solden combines real-life histories and treatment experiences with the latest clinical research. She highlights the special challenges women with ADD face, describes what to look for and what to look out for in treatment and counseling, and outlines empowering steps that women living with ADD may use to change their lives. Solden poignantly depicts the shame many women experience as they find themselves unable to live up to expectations ingrained early in life. Through exercises, self-talk, and client stories, she helps women dismantle their self-images as slobs or space cadets and enjoy success on their own terms.
Every year, millions of withdrawn little girls and chronically overwhelmed women go undiagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder because they don’t fit the stereotypical profile: they’re not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 ADD affects just as many women as men, and that the resulting depression, disorganization, anxiety, and underachievement are also symptoms of ADD. Newly revised and updated, the book explores treatment and counseling options and uses real-life case histories to examine the special challenges women with ADD and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) face. 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.
Fall 2005. Trade Softcover. 304pp. $11.95
ISBN: 1-887424-97-0 Revised 2nd Edition
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