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Best ADHD Books Worth Your Attention

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Adhd books.

1. Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Kids: 60 Fun Activities to Help Children Self-Regulate, Focus, and Succeed (2018)

 Best ADHD Books Worth Your AttentionThriving with ADHD: Workbook for Kids offers boys and girls the tools they need to understand and manage their ADHD for a happy, healthy life.For millions of kids who live with ADHD, feelings of loneliness, frustration, and helplessness are all too common. Thriving with ADHD is a workbook specially designed to helps kids with ADHD develop essential skills for managing their ADHD symptoms, while also providing a powerful message of hope and encouragement for their future.In Thriving with ADHD family therapist Kelli Miller draws upon both her professional expertise, as well as her experience as the mother of two ADHD…
Author(s): Miller LCSW MSW, Kelli

2. Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents (2013)

 Best ADHD Books Worth Your AttentionFrom distinguished researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley, this treasured parent resource gives you the science-based information you need about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment. It also presents a proven eight-step behavior management plan specifically designed for 6- to 18-year-olds with ADHD. Offering encouragement, guidance, and loads of practical tips, Dr. Barkley helps you:*Make sense of your child’s symptoms.*Get an accurate diagnosis.*Work with school and health care professionals to get needed support.*Learn parenting techniques that promote better behavior.*Strengthen your child’s…
Author(s): Russell A. Barkley

3. Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder (2011)

 Best ADHD Books Worth Your AttentionGroundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers.  Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as…
Author(s): Hallowell M.D., Edward M., Ratey M.D., John J.

4. Marvin’s Monster Diary: ADHD Attacks! (But I Rock It, Big Time): An ST4 Mindfulness Book for Kids (2016)

 Best ADHD Books Worth Your AttentionMeet Marvin, a lovable monster with a twelve-stringed baby fang guitar, a rambunctious case of ADHD, and a diary to record it all. His teachers scold him, his parents don’t know what to do with him, and his sister is convinced he was raised by triple-tailed monkeys. In short, Marvin’s life is feeling out of control—until a secret formula changes everything. In the same humorous spirit of Diary of a Wimpy Kid comes Marvin’s Monster Diary: ADHD Attacks! (And I Rock It, Big Time). Using the “monstercam” and “ST4” techniques developed by Dr. Raun Melmed of the Melmed Center in Arizona, Marvin’s Monster Diary teaches kids how to be mindful,…
Author(s): Raun Melmed , Annette Sexton, et al.

5. Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential (2009)

 Best ADHD Books Worth Your AttentionThere’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial “executive skills”–the fundamental habits of mind required for getting…
Author(s): Peg Dawson, Richard Guare

6. Mindful Parenting for ADHD: A Guide to Cultivating Calm, Reducing Stress, and Helping Children Thrive (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2015)

 Best ADHD Books Worth Your AttentionWritten by a pediatrician and based in proven-effective mindfulness techniques, this book will help you and your child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) keep calm, flexible, and in control.If you are a parent of a child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably face many unique daily challenges. Kids with ADHD are often inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive, since ADHD affects all of self-management and self-regulation. As a result, you might become chronically frustrated or stressed out, which makes caring for ADHD that much harder. In this book, a developmental pediatrician…
Author(s): Bertin MD, Mark, Tuckman PsyD, Ari

7. What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life (2018)

 Best ADHD Books Worth Your AttentionA 2018 Mom’s Choice Book Award winnerA veteran psychologist presents a proven roadmap to help ADHD kids succeed in school and life You’ve read all the expert advice, but despite countless efforts to help your child cope better and stay on track, you’re still struggling with everyday issues like homework, chores, getting to soccer practice on time, and simply getting along without pushback and power struggles.What if you could work with your child, motivating and engaging them in the process, to create positive change once and for all? In this insightful and practical book, veteran…
Author(s): Dr. Sharon Saline, Dr. Laura Markham

8. Thriving with Adult ADHD: Skills to Strengthen Executive Functioning (2018)

 Best ADHD Books Worth Your AttentionStrengthen executive functioning skills to overcome ADHD symptoms with proven strategies from Thriving with Adult ADHD.Focus, organization, stress management, and more―these qualities are gained and improved by strengthening executive functioning and core skills. Thriving with Adult ADHD offers a toolbox of practical, evidence-based exercises to build this mental skill set and take control of ADHD.From managing common distractions at work to regulating emotions with family and friends, these proven-effective strategies target symptoms that impact your home, work, and personal…
Author(s): Boissiere MFT, Phil

9. Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD That Restores Attention, Minimizes Hyperactivity, and Helps Eliminate Drug Side Effects (2017)

 Best ADHD Books Worth Your AttentionDISCOVER THE ADHD SOLUTION FOR YOUR CHILDDr. James Greenblatt has seen thousands of children and adults struggling with the symptoms of ADHD – hyperactivity, inattentiveness, impulsiveness, and often irritability and combativeness. Rather than simply prescribing medication for their ADHD symptoms, he tailors remedies to his patients’ individual needs, detecting and treating the underlying causes of the disorder. Finally Focused provides proven natural and medical methods to easily treat problems such as nutritional deficiencies or excesses, dysbiosis (a microbial imbalance inside the body), sleeping…
Author(s): Greenblatt M.D., James, Gottlieb CHC, Bill

10. The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD (2013)

 Best ADHD Books Worth Your AttentionWhat are ADHD? What does it mean to have ADHD? How can kids diagnosed with ADHD help themselves succeed in school, get along better at home, and form healthy, enjoyable relationships with peers? In kid-friendly language and a format that welcomes reluctant and easily distracted readers, this book helps kids know they’re not alone and offers practical strategies for taking care of oneself, modifying behavior, enjoying school, having fun, and dealing with doctors, counselors, and medication. Includes real-life scenarios, quizzes, and a special…
Author(s): Taylor Ph.D., John F.

11. The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps (2010)

 Best ADHD Books Worth Your AttentionAwarded "Best Psychology Book of 2010" by ForeWord Reviews, this book is an invaluable resource for couples in which one of the partners suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  It authoritatively guides couples in troubled marriages towards an understanding and appreciation for the struggles and triumphs of a relationship affected by ADHD, and to look at the disorder in a more positive and less disruptive way. Going beyond traditional marriage counseling which can often discount the influence of ADHD, this straight-forward…
Author(s): Melissa Orlov, Edward M. Hallowell

12. Mastering Your Adult ADHD: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program, Client Workbook (Treatments That Work) (2017)

 Best ADHD Books Worth Your AttentionAttention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adulthood is a prevalent and impairing disorder. While medications have been effective in treating adult ADHD, the majority of individuals treated with medications still have symptoms that require additional skills and symptom management strategies. This Second Edition of Mastering Your Adult ADHD is thoroughly updated to present the most current, empirically supported treatment strategies in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for coping with symptoms of adult ADHD. The Therapist Guide provides clinicians with effective means of…
Author(s): Steven A. Safren, Susan E. Sprich, et al.

13. Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD, 2nd Edition-Revised and Updated: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized (2012)

 Best ADHD Books Worth Your AttentionAttention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are prevalent in society today, afflicting about 4.4% of the adult population—over 13 million Americans. Four out of every five adults do not even know they have ADD. The chapters, organized by the type of room or task, consist of : are featured throughout, as well as from adults with ADD, providing numerous organizational tips, such as the importance of dividing time into minutes or moments, task completion, how to avoid procrastination, asking for help, and how not to be a pack rat. Get your life in order with this witty and sympathetic…
Author(s): Susan Pinsky

14. Taking Charge of Adult ADHD (2010)

 Best ADHD Books Worth Your AttentionFor adults with ADHD, problems with attention, planning, problem solving, and controlling emotions can make daily life an uphill battle. Fortunately, effective help is out there. No one is a better guide to how to get the best care—and what sufferers can do for themselves—than renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley provides step-by-step strategies for managing symptoms and reducing their harmful impact. Readers get hands-on self-assessment tools and skills-building exercises, plus clear answers to frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments. Specific…
Author(s): Russell A. Barkley

Best Adhd Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some adhd books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Experiences and explanations of ADHD: An Ethnography of Adults Living with a Diagnosis

Author(s): Nielsen, Mikka
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2020, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2431341

ADHD after dark : better sex life, better relationship

Author(s): Tuckman, Ari
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2463926

The End of Mental Illness: How Neuroscience Is Transforming Psychiatry and Helping Prevent or Reverse Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Adhd, Addictions, Ptsd, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, and More

Author(s): Daniel G. Amen
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Year: 2020, Size: 16 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2507426

The Burden of Adult ADHD in Comorbid Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders

Author(s): Stefano Pallanti; Luana Salerno
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2530578

The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety, and More

Author(s): Elaine Taylor-Klaus
Publisher: Fair Winds Press, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2666149

Different Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment from Adults with Autism, Asperger's, and ADHD (Revised & Updated)

Author(s): Temple Grandin (author)
Publisher: Future Horizons, Year: 2020, Size: 16 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2808100

Clinician’s Guide to ADHD Comorbidities in Children and Adolescents: Case Studies

Author(s): Joseph Sadek
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2310405

The ADHD Empowerment Guide

Author(s): James Forgan
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2367614

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly hot items according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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