Ratey has produced a valuable resource for people addressing the daily challenges caused by the neurobiological condition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Symptoms of ADHD include difficulty with organization, focus, and time management. Ratey, a professional ADHD coach who was diagnosed with the disorder herself while in graduate school, provides a set of concrete tools that ADHD adults can use to help themselves traverse both personal and professional situations, though the author emphasizes that her book is not a substitute for diagnosis and treatment. Short sections explaining the biological reasons for the disorder's more exasperating symptoms are contributed by Ratey's husband John, a psychiatrist specializing in treatment of ADHD and co-author of Driven to Distraction, a seminal ADHD book. With a nod to her audience, Ratey divides her book into sections that can be absorbed in small increments, including her own struggles with the disorder, her six-step "A.N.S.W.E.R" system, case studies and tips from spouses and employers. For ADHD sufferers, Ratey's book might not be a one-stop remedy but it's an extremely helpful starting place.
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Nancy Ratey, the queen-maven of coaching, has written a masterful and practical guide to the world of promoting peak performance and peace of mind through the power of coaching. The Disorganized Mind will make all who read it more successful, less stressed, and happier in their pursuit of their goals. This book is a total winner! (Edward Hallowell, M.D., co-author of Driven to Distraction and author of CrazyBusy)
In a very warm and personal style, Nancy Ratey, a true pioneer in the field, demonstrates the depth of her expertise and empathy for adults with ADHD. In her book, The Disorganized Mind, Ratey skillfully guides the reader through a potentially life changing process! (Sari Solden, MS, author of Women with ADD and Journeys through ADDulthood)
Well done! This book will really help ADDers understand what coaching is and how they can self-coach. It's a compassionate book clearly based on years of successful coaching experience. I'll recommend it to my clients. (Judith Kolberg, Award-winning professional organizer. Co-author, ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life)
Speaking as a mother of a child with LD and ADHD, I knew little about coaching prior to reading Nancy Ratey's extremely insightful book. I particularly liked the chapter on Time Mismanagement as I have seen first hand how challenging this can be. Nancy's book will inspire, and serve as an invaluable life guide for those who lead scattered, disorganized lives. (Anne Ford, Chairman Emeritus, National Center for Learning Disabilities and author of Laughing Allegra and On Their Own)
Through her years of experience coaching others with the disorder, Nancy Ratey has seen firsthand that people can change their lives. The book demonstrates the power of coaching and/or self-coaching and the difference it can make for those with ADHD. (From the Foreword by John J. Ratey, M.D., co-author of Driven to Distraction)
This is one of the best books for Adult ADHD I've read. And I've read a lot.
Going through the coaching process and getting to the details of how the improvements are... Read more
As a woman with ADHD the author never thought about the reader...men and women with ADHD. After the first 10 pages I never picked it up again. Read morePublished 3 months ago by adriane
Good, down-to-earth advice based on real cases and author's personal experience. Works for anyone who needs to get a grip of life, whether ADHD or not.Published 4 months ago by Ancuta T.
Absolutely outstanding. Every paragraph is full of great insight and advice.Published 5 months ago by susan durik
Best book I've ever read for women with ADHD (and I've read them all, I believe).Published 6 months ago by L. G. Hodgens
Took really long to get here but product is what I expected.Published 6 months ago by Moses St.Bernard