When An Adult You Love Has ADHD

When An Adult You Love Has ADHD

Professional Advice for Parents, Partners, and Siblings

Book - 2017
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"ADHD doesn't just affect kids--adults can have it too. This will come as no surprise if you are close to an adult who has problems with attention, concentration, distractibility, impulsiveness, forgetfulness, or self-control (or all of these symptoms). The good news is that with effective treatment your loved one with ADHD can have a happier, more successful life and a stronger, closer relationship with you and others. Without sugarcoating the facts, ADHD expert Russell A. Barkley explains what ADHD is all about and how you can tell if your spouse, partner, friend, adult child, or sibling may have it. He shows how to guide your loved one toward the right treatment and, uses real-life examples to answer questions. Adults with ADHD can achieve their goals and live out big dreams--and you can help. In this book you will learn practical steps for helping your loved one accept and manage his or her disorder, and pursue unique, often nontraditional pathways to success." -- Page [4] cover.
Publisher: Washington, DC :, American Psychological Association,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781433823084
143382308X
Characteristics: vii, 384 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part I. What you need to know about adult ADHD
How to tell if a loved one has ADHD
Looking below the surface of adult ADHD
The facts about ADHD in adults
What causes ADHD?
What are the consequences of untreated ADHD?
Is your loved one at risk for other psychiatric disorders?
Is adult ADHD good for anything? some ADHD success stories
The impact of an adult with ADHD on you
Part II. What you can do to help
How to talk with your loved one about getting professional help
Helping your loved one understand and accept adult ADHD
What are the best non-medical treatments for adult ADHD?
Medications for managing adult ADHD
Helping your loved one stay on medication
Unproven treatments for adult ADHD
Roles you can adopt to be of help
Advice for living with an adult with ADHD
Advice for work and education settings
Advice for health risks
Government programs relevant to adult ADHD.
Summary: "ADHD doesn't just affect kids--adults can have it too. This will come as no surprise if you are close to an adult who has problems with attention, concentration, distractibility, impulsiveness, forgetfulness, or self-control (or all of these symptoms). The good news is that with effective treatment your loved one with ADHD can have a happier, more successful life and a stronger, closer relationship with you and others. Without sugarcoating the facts, ADHD expert Russell A. Barkley explains what ADHD is all about and how you can tell if your spouse, partner, friend, adult child, or sibling may have it. He shows how to guide your loved one toward the right treatment and, uses real-life examples to answer questions. Adults with ADHD can achieve their goals and live out big dreams--and you can help. In this book you will learn practical steps for helping your loved one accept and manage his or her disorder, and pursue unique, often nontraditional pathways to success." -- Page [4] cover.

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