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Product Details

  • Paperback: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Specialty Press; 1 edition (April 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1886941742
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886941748
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It is a real pleasure to read Tuckman's superbly rendered book on ADHD in adults, for it is so well-reasoned, science-based, information-rich, to the point, and finally—useful! Apart from wishing I had written it, I sincerely wish that you will read it."  —Russell A. Barkley, PhD, clinical professor of psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina



"Tuckman has filled a huge gap in our understanding of adults who suffer from ADHD . . . This book is a valuable contribution to the literature and will be a treasured resource."  —Harvey C. Parker, PhD, cofounder of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder



"Tuckman has authored a state of the art volume deftly blending science and clinical experience to provide a reasoned, reasonable and eminently useful treatment guide for adult ADHD. He writes from a strong scientific and clinical framework."  —Sam Goldstein, PhD, research professor of psychology, George Mason University

About the Author

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, is a psychologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children and adults and is the Vice President of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association. He is the author of Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD: A Practical, Easy-to-Use Guide for Clinicians. He practices in West Chester, PA.


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Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, is a psychologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children and adults. He practices in West Chester, PA. A frequent presenter, he does everything from parent-teacher association meetings to teleclasses to full day continuing education seminars--and likes all of them for different reasons. He does the popular podcast "More Attention, Less Deficit" for adults with ADHD that has 100 episodes and over 1,250,000 downloads.

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I'd recommend this book to anyone with adult ADHD.
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One unique feature of this book is the bottom corner of the pages are perforated, so you can tear them off as you read each page.
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I also love Dr. Tuckman's podcast, which is how I found this book in the first place.
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92 of 99 people found the following review helpful By Laura F-T on July 2, 2009
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The book is superb! It's clear, comprehensive and to-the-point, reflecting the years Dr. Tuckman has spent facilitating CHADD support groups for adults with ADHD. I agree with the previous reviewer - it's a true gift to all of us interested in and affected by ADHD. Plus, he's put great information free for the downloading on the book's site, [...], including a series of podcasts summarizing key points. I routinely recommend the podcasts to my patients with ADHD - it's easy to start off by listening to something short, and great for people who don't like to read or are auditory-preference processors.

With a 'just-right' balance of neuroscience and wisdom-of-experience, compassion and accountability, "More Attention, Less Distraction" outlines how ADHD can be understood, managed, and not be so crazy-making. The advice and strategies are practical and readily applicable. Buy this one first.
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70 of 76 people found the following review helpful By D. Wilkins on May 27, 2010
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I have read a whole heap of books on ADHD since being diagnosed and none of them have ever given me what I wanted. They tend to focus on case studies of suffers, lack information for adults with ADHD, have too much information on what to do if you think you might have ADHD, be outdated, focus on pseudo-science/'natural remedies', contain loads of fluffy talk such as 'ADHD is really a gift' and they quite often lack any real helpful information on what you can do to begin to address the issues that you're faced with as an adult with ADHD. More Attention, Less Deficit is very different.

Dr Tuckman's book is split up into 4 sections: 'Understanding ADHD in adults', 'Start with effective treatment', 'Build the necessary skills' and 'Improve specific areas of your life'. The book is wonderfully accessible and it's designed to be read however you like - you can read it right through or just dip into it when you want to read about a particular topic. Personally I read it right through, but I still find myself dipping into it all the time as I try to put new skills into action or try and remind myself where I went wrong.

If you want a concise, up to date, accessible and authoritative book explaining what adult ADHD is, how to live with it and that is packed with scientifically sound information (rather than dodgy new age weirdness)then look no further. If you're like me and struggle with reading anyway don't waste any time or money on any other book. Once you have read and adsorb this one any further information you could possibly want is on the web.
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By drthomas on January 11, 2012
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I didn't think it was possible to find a book that really spoke to my experience as an ADD adult. I was wrong. Dr. Tuckman surprised me time after time as he captured aspects of ADD that are so true, but are not even hinted at by other authors.

I'm so glad I overcame my reluctance to buy yet another book on adult ADD. I have so many, and to be honest, I never really read any of them--just skimmed parts of them--very ADD behavior. They're all so much alike, with the same tired, ineffective advice. But this one, I started my skimming behavior and was immediately pulled in by the overwhelming feeling of being understood.

Dr. Tuckman addresses the problems at the heart of ADD. Disorganization is not caused by a failure to know how to organize, it's an avoidance of being excruciatingly bored while doing it. I want to burn all the books that suggest "get three boxes." How many times have you heard that?

He understands the "getting started" issue and addresses it at length. He knows how we've been treated by others and how the legacy of criticism effects us. He even knows how we come to mistrust ourselves.

The only thing this book lacks is a decent cover--that cover says "stock photo: business success" to me and has nothing to do with the book's contents. So if it seems off-target to you too, ignore it. You need this book.

Thank you, Dr. Tuckman
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82 of 92 people found the following review helpful By friend of wally cleaver on June 27, 2009
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I just can't say enough good about this book. It has a wealth of fantastic information for the individual with adult ADHD. At the start of each chapter, there's a summary of the different sections of that chapter. How much more ADHD friendly can you get?

It's very, very clearly written.

Dr. Tuckman's afterward brought tears to my eyes. He talks about all the pain that adult ADHD sufferers (especially those born before the mid 70s) often experience, and how they're often judged -- labeled as lazy, unmotivated, etc. His compassion shows throughout the entire book.

And his counsel and information are solid, not speculative.

This would also be a fantastic gift to give to family members, friends, etc. of someone with adult ADHD. It's highly educational and very clear. Anybody reading it will learn so much.

Thank you, Dr. Tuckman, for this great gift!
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60 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Terry Matlen, Acsw on May 21, 2009
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More Attention, Less Deficit is the new "Bible" of ADHD. Dr. Tuckman brilliantly maps out strategies and tips while peppering it with facts in a way that makes it interesting and easy for the adult with ADHD to devour in bite-sized pieces. A must-read for all who are touched by ADHD.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful By D. L. Rowley on August 9, 2009
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If you're looking for your first book to purchase on Adult AD/HD, this is the one! If you're looking for a "must have" to add to your current collection, again- this is the one!

Dr. Tuckman deserves 5 gold stars for developing an insightful book of practical tools and strategies for adults who are challenged with troublesome symptoms of AD/HD. This is a "how to" book.... finally a book of various solutions! The book DOES NOT need to be read from front to back (although, you may not be able to resist doing so), but you can instead look up your particular issue/ challenge and be directed to short and practical tips and strategies.

This is a perfect book for adults with AD/HD to skim through and share certain portions that are applicable to their own "version" of ADD/ADHD with their non-ADHD partners, friends and family. I've recommended it to several couples, and they have come back reporting that the book is excellent and that it provides a vehicle to increased useful discussion and improved understanding of the challenges involved with the disorder.

Dr. Tuckman has provided his expertise in a fashion that is both respectful and incredibly compassionate. If you have AD/HD, after reading the portions of the book that pertain to you- you will feel understood. If you do not have AD/HD, the book will help you to better understand those who do.

Thank you for your contribution, Dr. Tuckman.

Deb Rowley, MSW,CAPSW
Psychotherapist & Adult ADHD Coach
Madison, WI
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