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Taking charge of adult ADHD

Author: Russell A Barkley
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dr. Barkley provides step-by-step strategies for managing symptoms and reducing their impact. Readers get hands-on self-assessment tools and skills-building exercises, plus clear answers to frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments. --from publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell A Barkley
ISBN: 9781606233382 1606233386 9781606237106 1606237101
OCLC Number: 471811806
Description: vii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. To get started, get evaluated : Is it possible that you have ADHD? ; Can you handle the problem on your own? ; Where can you go to get help? ; What do you need for the evaluation? ; What will the evaluation tell you? --
2. Change your mindset: Know and own your ADHD : Know your ADHD ; Resisting impulses: the first step in self-control ; Self-control: how to get what you want ; Executive functions: the abilities that make up self control, and more ; The nature of ADHD and how you can master it ; Own your ADHD --
3. Change your brain: medications for mastering ADHD : Why it makes sense to try medication ; The stimulants ; The nonstimulants ; What to expect from treatment --
4. Change your life: everyday rules for success : Rule 1: Stop the action! ; Rule 2: See the past, and then the future ; Rule 3: Say the past, and then the future ; Rule 4: Externalize key information ; Rule 5: Feel the future ; Rule 6: Break it down, and make it matter ; Rule 7: Make problems external, physical, and manual ; Rule 8: Have a sense of humor! --
5. Change your situation: mastering ADHD in specific areas of your life : Education ; Work ; Money ; Relationships ; Driving, health, and lifestyle risks ; Other mental and emotional problems ; Drugs and crime --
Appendix: A closer look at ADHD symptoms.
Responsibility: Russell A. Barkley.

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