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.

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RE: Good book on ADD in adults? ()

I have not read it yet, but one book was highly recommended to me --  Divergent Mind by Jenara Nerenberg.

RE: Good book on ADD in adults? ()

For books (I think BPL has all of them available), I'd recommend: 

  • Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder By Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
  • ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction–from Childhood through Adulthood  By Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
  • Taking Charge of Adult ADHD: Proven Strategies to Succeed at Work, at Home, and in Relationships by Russell A. Barkley

For other reading to understand your relative, I'd have a look at (e.g. They have good info for both kids AND adults with ADHD. Also, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) ( 

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!