Good book on ADD in adults?
I'd like to read a general overview of ADD and its manifestations in adults, and how I can best support a relative's efforts to lead a stable life without being intrusive, or a doormat. We only see each other about twice a year, and our telephone/text communication is erratic. The person in question, now middle-aged, was diagnosed with ADD as a 30-something, and copes well enough to have a career and family, without taking meds--that I know of--but planning activities together can be stressful. Thanks for any help you can give me.
Mar 2, 2023
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I have not read it yet, but one book was highly recommended to me -- Divergent Mind by Jenara Nerenberg.
For books (I think BPL has all of them available), I'd recommend:
For other reading to understand your relative, I'd have a look at www.additudemag.com (e.g. www.additudemag.com/adhd-in-adults/). They have good info for both kids AND adults with ADHD. Also, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) (www.chadd.org/for-adults/overview/).
You can also search Youtube for Russell Barkley or Edward Hallowell for nice bite-sized chunks of info.
Your relative is lucky to have family like you who wants to understand them!