My Favorite Books on ADHD and Why
Wait wait wait - hold on. Don't leave just yet.
I know you're probably thinking, how the HECK do I read with ADHD?
Turns out, reading is a common obstacle for those of us with ADHD. I hear you.
The good thing is, with these books I'm about to share with you, you don't have to be huge reader nor do you have to read them from beginning to end as you would for a normal book.
You just have to read the point that you "get the joke" to get the value, and I'm excited to share with you the books that have offered me great value as a male with ADHD and as someone who does coaching, speaking and advocacy for adults with ADHD.
Driven to Distraction by Dr. Ned Hallowell.
This book, Driven to Distraction by Dr. Ned Hallowell is just brilliant. Dr. Ned Hallowell is a psychiatrist who specializes in ADHD and happens to have ADHD himself, which makes it even better. In this book, Dr. Hallowell brilliantly describes ADHD, stories that he's had with patients with ADHD and shares really useful tools for both adults with ADHD, kids with ADHD and parents of kids with ADHD.
There's a reason this book is the best seller it is.
2. Healing ADD by Dr. Daniel Amen
Healing ADD by Dr. Daniel Amen definitely brings something different to the table when it comes to the world of psychiatry, as he's huge on brain scans and the idea that there's not just 3 different types of ADHD, but 7 in his work.
Although his practice is not yet largely accepted by many pyschiatrists today, Dr. Daniel Amen brings compelling case studies to the table and is unique amongst his fellow holistic health doctors in the sense that he recognizes that there's a time and place for medication for the ADHD for optimizing the ADHD brain.
This book is great for anyone looking for a more natural approach.
3. Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Dr. Russell Barkley
Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Dr. Russell Barkley changed my life. This book taught me LOTS about my own ADHD and just ADHD in general. Dr. Barkley will make you reconsider on the ideology that "ADHD is not that big of a deal" and will have you going on a complete U-Turn.
This book gives a crystal clear explanation on how an unnavigated ADHD brain can impact someones life and practical tips on what those of us with ADHD can do about it.
I can't recommend it enough.
What I really want you all to know from this post is that we can win with our ADHD brains. We can really embrace our strengths in what we do in our day to day lives and say no to the things that hold us back with ADHD.
All we need is the right resources and the right actions.
If you're a male with ADHD, be sure to join my FREE ADHD Men's Support Group today on Facebook as it's a space to connect, motivate, be a listening ear and learn from one another.