Winner, Independent Press Awards, PsychologyIn this book internationally renowned ADHD expert Dr. Russell Barkley explains the science behind ADHD and how you can tell if your spouse, partner, friend, adult child, or sibling may have it.Dr. Barkley shows how to guide your loved one toward the right treatment, and what to do if they don't want treatment. ADHD doesn't just affect kids -- adults can have it too. This will come as no surprise if you are close to an adult who has problems with attention, concentration, distractibility, impulsiveness, forgetfulness, or self-control (or all of these symptoms). The good news is that with effective treatment your loved one with ADHD can have a happier, more successful life and a stronger, closer relationship with you and others. Adults with ADHD can be successful, achieve their goals, and live out big dreams--and you can help. You can set boundaries to manage your own emotional and financial stress, too. In When an Adult You Love Has ADHD you will learn practical steps for helping your loved one accept and manage their disorder, and pursue paths in life where ADHD might not pose such a big problem. Dr. Barkley shows how to guide your loved one toward the right treatment and, using real-life examples, answers questions such as:
What health risks does ADHD impose on those who have it?
Why am I feeling resentful toward my loved one with ADHD?
What can I do to help my loved one at home, at work, and in other areas of life?
How can I avoid wasting time and money on sham treatments?
What if my loved one doesn't want help?
Adults with ADHD can achieve their goals and live out big dreams -- and you can help.
In this book you will learn practical steps for helping your loved one accept and manage their disorder, and pursue unique, often nontraditional pathways to success.
About the Author
Russell A. Barkley, PhD, is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. He holds a diplomate in clinical psychology, clinical child and adolescent psychology, and clinical neuropsychology. His publications include 22 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals; and more than 260 scientific articles and book chapters on the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD. Dr. Barkley has featured in seven award-winning DVDs, has presented more than 800 invited addresses internationally, and appeared on national television programs and radio programs, such as 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, and CNN. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to ADHD research and clinical practice.