Is ADHD a curse or a blessing or a neurological difference that you can thrive with? "Living Well with ADHD" accepts the scientific evidence that ADHD can have disabling effects, but it challenges "disability thinking." It is less about coping with disability than using abilities; less about changing your brain than living skillfully with it. "Living Well with ADHD" presents a different way to think about your difference. It encourages you to take charge of your life. It is not about overcoming a problem, but living mindfully and competently, and making the best of your creative potential. This book is based on the real-world, personal and clinical experiences of author Terry Huff, psychotherapist and founder of an enduring and popular ADHD support group."
13 Powerful Principles You Need To Know: Adhd Therapy
Author: Lakeesha Vanderveen
If you've just been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, you might be wondering what the next steps are. Does your partner, child, roommate, or friend have ADD? Do you wonder what's going on in his or her head, and you want to understand the secret code so you can better love him or her? For many people, living with ADD/ADHD means adopting new tools to help them manage their symptoms, which helps them to thrive in their emotional health, personal relationships, and careers. Here's a guide to managing ADD/ADHD effectively. The author offers thirteen principles for successful living with ADD and ADHD drawn from twenty-two years of experience and 23,000 hours of clinical discussions with hundreds of interesting clients. Written in an entertaining, conversational style for readers aged fifteen to thirty, he pulls no punches in confronting the cognitive, social, emotional, and academic pitfalls people with ADD face every day. He also helps families, friends, and romantic partners understand a diagnosis of ADD not as something to fear or an excuse, but as a first step on the path to a better tomorrow. His principles include accepting here and now, living intentionally, making mindful decisions, recognizing and taking the right path and not just the easy one, wanting rather than wishing, finding and following life's instructions, managing crises, taking responsibility, attaining character through radical honesty, and creating sustainable happiness through organized thinking and living. Finally, he guides you and your loved ones in how to better manage relationships, seek a good diagnosis, utilize therapy, and become your expert on medication management.
Stressed out? Eating badly? Skipping the gym? Sleeping with your phone rather than your partner? Experiencing brain fog and lack of focus? Then this book is for you. Linden Schaffer was an overworked, stressed out, on-the-go professional who found time to refocus, recharge, and recommit to wellness on the road. Now she is sharing her secrets, identifying the obstacles that keep you from experiencing true wellness and, with scientifically backed-data, showing how you too can learn to embrace wellness. Learn what it feels like to recommit to the things that help us feel more energized, more focused, and more mindful of those activities in which we engage. Living Well on the Road helps readers to identify those areas of life that need recharging, and brings greater awareness to those in search of a way to find wellness, happiness, and overall well-being even as they move through their busy days. Whether on the road, in the office, or at home, any reader can find ways to dramatically improve their mental focus and physical wellness if they implement the ideas and advice found within these pages. In Living Well on the Road, readers will find: a practical real-world approach to understanding and managing your wellness a researched and scientifically investigated how-to manual that encourages a healthier way to manage your lifestyle personal accounts of how small changes can lead to major positive life changes easy to implement tactics proven to reduce stress and sick days increased productivity and creativity through refocused attention feel-good experiences that take 5-minutes and release the stress and tension of your workday from body and mind
What is ADHD and what are the symptoms? How is ADHD treated? Explore this common behavioral condition that causes problems in three main areas: inability to focus or pay attention, being overly active, and acting without thinking first. Read how thousands of people learn to accept, treat, and thrive with ADHD.
Everything You Need to Know to Go from Surviving to Thriving
Author: Beth Hillson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Health & Fitness
Going gluten-free? Go here first. Whether you've been diagnosed with a gluten-related condition or you're just striving for a healthier diet, you know that adopting a gluten-free lifestyle is easier said than done. Beth Hillson, president of the American Celiac Disease Association, was diagnosed forty years ago, and she knows these challenges firsthand. For decades, she has been a guru in the gluten-free community, answering questions about everything from diagnosis to food to lifestyle. Now, Beth combines her personal expertise with the latest research to offer: Essential info on celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, wheat allergy, and other gluten-related disorders Advice on choosing a doctor, getting tested, and exploring treatment options The basics of the GF diet, including setting up a safe kitchen and simple recipes Guidance on living as a blended-diet family and raising gluten-free kids Frank answers to personal questions on topics from "gluten smooching" to gas
What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know
Author: Mary J. Shomon
Category: Health & Fitness
From patient advocate and author of Living Well with Hypothyroidism Mary J. Shomon, here is a holistic roadmap for diagnosis, treatment and recovery for the millions of people suffering from Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism. There are an estimated 3 million-plus Americans suffering from Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism, and patient advocate Mary J. Shomon will guide them through the diagnosis and the wide-ranging treatments available. Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism are the result of the thyroid gland being overactive. This gland controls the body's metabolism, so people afflicted with the disorder can suffer from symptoms such as significant weight loss, fatigue, muscular weakness, and rapid heartbeat, among others. In addition to conventional treatments, this resource uniquely highlights holistic treatments, and through case studies and testimonials from patients and doctors, presents an honest look at the lifestyles and choices of people living with these conditions. Shomon presents the reader with a comprehensive resource that spans from diagnosis to treatment to life after treatment. She goes beyond the conventional advice of other books, utilizing patient anecdotes and, as a fellow thyroid disease patient, her own experience. Her extensive network of experts—from conventional physicians to alternative practitioners—allows for a wide range of treatment options. In addition, a comprehensive Appendix serves as a fantastic resource for patients seeking treatment and additional advice. The first edition of Living Well With Hypothyroidism (2/2000) started with a first printing of 7,500 copies and has now sold over 100,000 in the US. Shomon's The Thyroid Diet hit the New York Times extended bestseller list. Mary Shomon has been praised by doctors around the country for her medical knowledge and sensitivity to patients' needs. Barbara Bush brought attention to the plight of Graves' disease patients, announcing that she was suffering from it when she was First Lady.
The Most Comprehensive Resource Available on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypothyroidism For millions of Americans, hypothyroidism often goes untreated ... or is treated improperly. This book, thoroughly researched by the nation's top thyroid patient advocate—a hypothyroidism patient herself—provides you with answers to all your questions, including: What is hypothyroidism? What are the warning signs, symptoms, and risk factors? Why is getting diagnosed often a challenge, and how can you overcome the obstacles? What treatments are available (including those your doctor hasn't told you about)? Which alternative and holistic therapies, nutritional changes, and supplements may help treat hypothyroidism?
It seems as though each day more children are diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD causes challenges not only for the patient but also for their parents, siblings, teachers, and other significant people in their lives. They have an increased vulnerability to addiction and crime. Controversially, stimulants are the primary choice for treatment of ADHD in medical management, and the side effects of this long-term pharmacological management has raised many questions. Psychosocial management including parent training, behavior therapy, and educational inputs are also major components of treatment and should not be ignored. Thus, it is vital to explore the latest best practices for the diagnosis, assessment, and management of ADHD. New Developments in Diagnosing, Assessing, and Treating ADHD is a collection of research on innovations in the management of ADHD. While highlighting topics including adolescent care, neurological disorders, and mental health, this book is ideally designed for academicians, clinicians (especially psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and pediatricians), social workers, psychiatric nurses, rehabilitation centers, researchers, and students interested in the handling of this disorder and the long-term effects and social risk factors associated with treatment.
How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism
Author: Valerie L. Gaus
Publisher: Guilford Press
Navigating the "neurotypical" world with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism (AS/HFA) can be extremely stressful. But by understanding the specific ways your brain works differently--and how to tap into your personal strengths--you can greatly enhance your well-being. In this wise and practical book, experienced therapist Valerie L. Gaus helps you identify goals that will make your life better and take concrete steps to achieve them. Grounded in psychological science, the techniques in this book help you: *Learn the unspoken rules of social situations.*Improve your communication skills.*Get organized at home and at work.*Manage anxiety and depression.*Strengthen your relationships with family and friends.*Live more successfully on your own or with others. A wealth of stories, questionnaires, worksheets, and concrete examples help you find personalized solutions to problems you are likely to encounter. You can download and print additional copies of the worksheets for repeated use. Of special note, the Introduction was updated in 2017 with the latest information on how autism spectrum disorder is defined in DSM-5. Finally, a compassionate, knowledgeable, positive guide to living well on the spectrum.
What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need To Know
Author: Carolyn Chambers Clark
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Health & Fitness
A complete holistic guide to menopause. A vital self-care manual for the more than 50 million American women facing this natural process. For thirty years, board-certified holistic practitioner, master's-prepared nurse, and doctorally prepared educator Carolyn Chambers Clark has been helping women navigate the challenges of menopause. Now she can help you with her breakthrough guide that addresses the full range of medical, alternative, and complementary self-care strategies, with easy-to-follow guidelines for avoiding the pitfalls of: Hot flashes Fuzzy thinking Skin, hair, and bladder changes Weight gain Joint and muscle pain Fatigue Decreased sex drive Emotional ups and downs Insomnia Having been through this natural process herself, and having counseled countless other menopausal women, Clark is a compassionate voice clearly addressing the risks and possible benefits of hormone therapies, offering easy-to-understand advice, and providing the most comprehensive menopause program available.
How to get your children and family off medications and detrimental foods - junk foods with sugar, preservatives, dairy products and trans-fatty acids - so that they can have optimal, natural health. This book provides simple plans to modify your diet and vitamin intake, improve nervous system function and more, so the body can heal naturally.
You've just been diagnosed with ADD. Now what? After receiving a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder (ADD), you may feel relieved to finally have an explanation for your symptoms, but also concerned and full of questions about the future. Questions like: What are the best ways to get symptoms—such as impulsiveness and difficulty with time management—under control? Should you tell people at work? And, wait a minute, there can be good things about having ADD? In Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, an ADD specialist who has the disorder herself answers these questions and offers all the tools and information you need to process the diagnosis, learn about medications, and decide which treatments are the best options for you. This pocket guide also features a complete list of resources you can use to find support and tips for getting organized and living well with ADD.