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Taking Charge of Adult ADHD

Russell A. Barkley
With Christine M. Benton

294 Pages
Size: 7" x 10"
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July 2010
ISBN 978-1-60623-338-2
Cat. #3338
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July 2010
ISBN 978-1-60623-710-6
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April 2011
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Introduction

Step One. To Get Started, Get Evaluated

1. Is It Possible That You Have ADHD?

2. Can You Handle the Problem on Your Own?

3. Where Can You Go to Get Help?

4. What Do You Need for the Evaluation?

5. What Will the Evaluation Tell You?

Step Two. Change Your Mindset: Know and Own Your ADHD

6. Know Your ADHD

7. Resisting Impulses: The First Step in Self-Control

8. Self-Control: How to Get What You Want

9. Executive Functions: The Abilities That Make Up Self-Control . . . and More

10. The Nature of ADHD and How You Can Master It

11. Own Your ADHD

Step Three. Change Your Brain: Medications for Mastering ADHD

12. Why It Makes Sense to Try Medication

13. The Stimulants

14. The Nonstimulants

15. What to Expect from Treatment

Step Four. Change Your Life: Everyday Rules for Success

16. Rule 1: Stop the Action!

17. Rule 2: See the Past . . . and Then the Future

18. Rule 3: Say the Past . . . and Then the Future

19. Rule 4: Externalize Key Information

20. Rule 5: Feel the Future

21. Rule 6: Break It Down . . . and Make It Matter

22. Rule 7: Make Problems External, Physical, and Manual

23. Rule 8: Have a Sense of Humor!

Step Five. Change Your Situation: Mastering ADHD in Specific Areas of Your Life

24. Education

25. Work

26. Money

27. Relationships

28. Driving, Health, and Lifestyle Risks

29. Other Mental and Emotional Problems

30. Drugs and Crime

Appendix. A Closer Look at ADHD Symptoms

Resources

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