Once you suspect that you or someone you love has ADHD, you set out to find as much information as you can. The good news is, you can find an enormous amount of literature on ADHD, basically as much as you desire. From the ADHD child to the ADHD adult and ADHD treatment to ADHD advice, bookstores are filled with literature on ADHD.
As an example of how extensive literature on ADHD is, the following list shows an array of ADHD books that are currently on the market. This is, by no means, a complete list of literature on ADHD, nor is it meant to recommend any particular book for reading. The following is simply an eye-opener to the many people who are investigating literature on ADHD:
“Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach” by Vincent J. Monastra, Ph.D.: Published by the American Psychological Association, this 263-page paperback includes medical, psychological, educational, and nutritional information about ADHD for parents, teachers, and health care professionals.
“The Gift Of ADHD: How To Transform Your Child’s Problems into Strengths” by Lara Honos-Webb: Since the diagnosis of ADHD affects a child’s self-esteem and relationships, this book aspires to reform the view of ADHD from a disorder to an opportunity. ADHD “gifts” outlined in this book include emotional sensitivity, exuberance, and a love of nature.
“Driven To Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood” by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey: Since both of these authors have ADD themselves and both are medical professionals, this book answers criticisms and theories about ADHD, offering tangible realities about the syndrome. These authors also followed up this book with a book titled “Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder.”
“Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention: A Book for Kids about ADHD” by Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ellen B. Dixon, and Charles Beyl: Both kids and adults benefit from the checklists in this book which help children organize their time and schedule daily tasks. This book also explains aspects of ADHD that children find troubling.
“The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD” by John F. Taylor: With its bright colors and cartoon-like illustrations, this book is very kid-friendly. In clear and simple writing, this book is a useful tool for the ADHD child and is filled with advice about making friends, succeeding at school, and getting along better at home.
“Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of ADD” by Daniel G. Amen: In this somewhat controversial book, Dr. Amen uses brain scans to identify various abnormalities and illustrate what he says are the 6 different types of ADD/ADHD. Using more than 8,000 studies and 12,000 patient evaluations, the author comments on ADD/ADHD myths, surprising facts, and the many ways patients can help alleviate their condition.
“10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction and Accomplish Your Goals” by Stephanie Moulton Sarkis: Kids with ADD/ADHD often grow up into adults with ADD/ADHD. This book gives adults straightforward, concise, easy-to-read strategies to cope with ADHD adult issues like misplacing things, wandering thoughts, and procrastination.