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4 Weeks To An Organized Life With AD/HD
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104 of 106 people found the following review helpful
on October 20, 2008
Chapter one is one of the best descriptions of ADD that I have read. I learned a lot about myself even though I have read several other books on the subject and have been acquainted with the disorder for more than 10 years.
Chapter two describes how right-brained people's brain functions, how learning and recall are different from left-brained people. Very interesting and practical information.
The best part is the 4-week schedule of activities in the last chapter. I was amazed when I started to do the activities. Now I know why other organizing systems (based on left-brained logic) never worked. You can see amazing results immediately. The important point is DO THE DAILY ACTIVITIES at the end of the book. It will change the way you look at life. Organization and follow-through will be like never before. I always thought I could never get organized, but now it is happening!
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119 of 127 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2007
4 WEEKS TO AN ORGANIZED LIFE WITH AD/HD

"4 Weeks To An Organized Life With AD/HD" is one of the best books I have read on understanding and dealing with AD/HD. It's clear, informative, compassionate and practical and provides a more comprehensive look at AD/HD than the title suggests. The authors' up-to- date, scientific explanation of this neurobiological disorder uses language that those new to ADHD can easily understand. This complex disorder has behaviors that are continually and painfully misattributed to psychological or moral motivation. "4 Weeks" strongly establishes the biological source of the shaming behaviors that are AD/HD. I have been providing therapy to adults with AD/HD for over twenty years, and I think this is a book that all of my clients,their families and other mental health professionals would find helpful.

Linda O. Lewis, MSW, LCSW
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112 of 122 people found the following review helpful
on November 27, 2007
This is a must have if you either have ADD or treat others that have ADD!
I am a Clinical Social Worker that has been treating patients with ADD for almost a decade and I actually learned some new techniques from this book. I have recommended it to most of my patients and they really like it!
The begining chapters provide a clear understanding of the nuances of adult ADD in a easy to read and enjoyable fashion using case examples. The organizing portion is written in the same easy fun style with headlines and "Activity" sections. Working the activities are quick and interesting building on strengths of the ADD mind. This book is easily worth the money. Also a great Holiday gift for a good friend or family member.
Roslyn Steeler M.S.W.
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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful
on February 9, 2009
I was reading this book as I was waiting in my doctor's office to get my ADD meds refilled.

Upon reading just the first pages, I was transfixed and transformed.....and a little creeped out. How is it someone could see in my head and my thought processes so clearly?

However, the relief I found in the easy-to-digest, well-written text of this book superceded my angst that the thought police had tapped my neural network!

Seriously, this book is the absolute best I've read on the topic, and it has brought me tremendous awareness of the boundaries of my brain function, and given me tools to dig my way OUT of the mire...brilliant as the mire may seem at times.

I have a teenage son w/ADHD as well, and the tools and text have realigned my pathways for dealing with his issues and struggles, which overall, has brought relief and a new focus to our entire household.

If you think you or someone you love or work with has AD/HD, read this book THEN get them a copy. You will all be changed for the better.
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92 of 100 people found the following review helpful
on December 8, 2007
having been diagnosed with ad/hd a little over a year ago, i have been reading extensively on the subject. this book is by far the best i've read. it is informative, compassionate and practical. it reads as though the authors have a window into my head and my life. the description of the problem and the strategies for dealing with it are very helpful. i would reccomend it enthusiastically to anyone interested in the field and especially to those coping with ad/hd. sincerely, conny m.
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62 of 67 people found the following review helpful
I am a professional and personal coach, who has seen the difficulties of adults with AD/HD in my clients as well as in family and friends. I've read books about AD/HD, but this one is different. Other books often treat AD/HD as a medical condition which needs treatment, or as just a difference that should be appreciated. This book strikes a great balance between the two. It gives a great, fun to read understanding of AD/HD and right-brain thinking. And it also highlights the strengths that many with AD/HD have, and shows how to capitalize them. I would highly recommend this book to all those who have AD/HD, and to those who love or work with someone who has AD/HD.
Beth Walker, MBA, CPCC
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on August 24, 2009
This book is a wonderful addition to my library. I had many personal realizations whilst reading it which have greatly enhanced my self-understanding. Many times while reading it I felt like this book was speaking specifically to me and all the things I had once termed as "shortcomings". Thankfully this book makes a strong case for a non-judgmental view of ADHD. There are also inherent strengths that are often present with this disorder. I greatly appreciated this book and would whole heartedly recommend it to anyone who is struggling with this. THIS BOOK CAN HELP.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2013
Just that. Simple and straightforward. I have several other books about adult ADHD and I really like this one. I started reading this one, in part because of its title, because I really need to be organized badly! The book describes many of my signs and symptoms to a T. (BTW I was also officially diagnosed) They're very understanding and knowlegdeable about the disorder, and they couldn't have said it better. I have read about half of the book already and I'm on a (slow) roll. I highly, highly recommend this book to anybody with ADHD or to a loved one who lives with somebody with it. It is very stressful on my marriage and home life. I highlighted and tabbed many of the pages that describe those characteristics to give my husband a better understanding of why I am the way I am, and that I truly do not do the things that I do (or don't do) purposefully.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I've just turned 64 and have been dancing with ADHD since...64 years ago...or so it seems, and it' as if the authors of this amazing book have been watching me all of this time and have used a description of my life as the basis for this book. Reading it actually brought me to tears. Frankly, the descriptions of what it means to live with ADHD, which is perhaps more correctly described as A Dopamine Hormone Deficiency, rather than a projection of... Deficits and Hyperactivity...are the most honest and true to life depictions of the dance with dopamine that those of us with ADHD live with every day. Perhaps we could even rename this spectrum of dopamine hormone dependent brain states as just that...ADHD...A Dance with the Hormone Dopamine ! ! !

Anyway, this is the very best book I have ever found out there on the topic of ADHD, and everyone with this type of specialized brain chemistry...and anyone who loves them...should start with this book as a way in, to not only understanding what it truly is like be living with ADHD, but as well, how to create a life and lifestyle that genuinely maximizes the gifts that come along with ADHD, as well as excellent strategies to dance with the challenges.

It was life changing for me in reading it. Deep bows and and many thanks to the authors, for this gift.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on December 15, 2011
When I started reading this book, I felt at last someone "got me." Just the tool of visualizing what you want to accomplish has made a big difference in helping me stay on task. I have read numerous books on managing AD/HD; this is the first one that has been practical and useful.
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