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Author: Thomas E Brown
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2014.
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"Compelling stories that present a new view of ADHDSmart but Stuck offers 15 true and compelling stories about intelligent, capable teens and adults who have gotten "stuck" at school, work, and/or in social relationships because of their ADHD. Dr. Brown highlights the often unrecognized role that emotions play in this complex disorder. He explains why even very bright people with ADHD get stuck because they can  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brown, Thomas E., 1942-
Smart but stuck.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2014
(DLC) 2013044984
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Brown
ISBN: 9781118419755 1118419758 9781118421765 1118421760
OCLC Number: 868885997
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; The Author; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 ADHD and the emotional brain; "attentional bias"; the unacknowledged role of emotions in ADHD; the problem of ignition and motivation; immediate or delayed "payoffs" in the ADHD brain; emotions, ADHD, and executive functions; a critically important hub in the brain; "hot" and "cool" executive function; it's all about context: situational influences; the profound importance of memory; the role of unconscious emotions; how do ADHD impairments of the brain affect processing of emotions? Structural and chemical brain impairments that underlie ADHDadditional psychiatric difficulties; common problems with emotions in people with ADHD; Chapter 2 Eric; fear of being alone; changes in context; fears of being embarrassed or rejected; inability to relax to go to sleep; inability to get up and start the day; insensitivity to fear of causing a driving accident; lack of motivation to work for longer-term goals; impatience with waiting; changing the time frames for incentives; Chapter 3 Karen; problems with reading comprehension and recall; extended time accommodations for examinations. Social and performance anxiety linked with guiltfamily worries and family roles; destructive avoidance and denial; inadequate modulation of anxiety; desperate efforts to cope; Chapter 4 Martin; risks of high IQ with ADHD; avoidance of social contacts; initial assessment; new start in a new context; struggles with excessive privacy and fears of dependency; burdens of perfectionism and poor planning; social insensitivities and unrecognized emotions; immobilizing emotions and avoidant behavior; renewed marijuana use and increased social interaction. Recognizing missed opportunities and adopting a new attitudeChapter 5 Sarah; ADHD-like symptoms not emergent until midlife; onset of symptoms of ADHD; a co-occurring disorder; menopause and midlife onset of ADHD-like symptoms; role of estrogen in cognitive impairments of menopause; treatment for midlife-onset cognitive impairments; Chapter 6 Mike; conflicting hopes and fears; possible selves; persistent social anxieties; illusion of transparency; anxiety, marijuana, and medications; reconsidering vocational goals; covert binding in family loyalties; Chapter 7 Lisa; triangular family conflict. Stimulant "rebound" and late-afternoon irritabilityunraveling family polarization and conflict; stresses of social ineptness; problems of asperger's syndrome in people with ADHD; impact of delayed pubescent development; recognizing strengths and increasing hope; a fresh start in a new school; shame, anger, and self-cutting; overcoming rejection from school administrators; determination to show her strengths; Chapter 8 Steve; impact of ADHD impairments on employment; difficulties in recognizing others' feelings; complications from compulsivity; loss of medication effectiveness.
Responsibility: Thomas E. Brown, Ph. D.

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"Compelling stories that present a new view of ADHDSmart but Stuck offers 15 true and compelling stories about intelligent, capable teens and adults who have gotten "stuck" at school, work, and/or in social relationships because of their ADHD. Dr. Brown highlights the often unrecognized role that emotions play in this complex disorder. He explains why even very bright people with ADHD get stuck because they can focus well on some tasks that interest them, but often can't focus adequately on other important tasks and relationships. The first book to explain and illustrate the crucial role of emotions in the daily functioning of those living with ADHD Brown, Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention & Related Disorders, is an internationally known authority on ADHD Drawing on the latest research findings, the book describes strategies and treatments for getting "unstuck" to move on to a more rewarding and productive life"--

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