People with undiagnosed Adult ADD/ADHD suffer highly chaotic lives--and often struggle with problems such as fatigue, depression, drug abuse, and learning disabilities. The good news is that treatment can go a long way toward getting this condition in check. But before anyone can manage the problem, they have to be able to identify it, starting with a thorough understanding of what it looks like in adults. This guide helps you:
- Understand telltale signs and symptoms
- Find the right specialist
- Choose the right treatment
- Decide whether talk therapy is right for you
- Learn how to lead a happier and more productive life
This guide also helps remove the guilt and blame surrounding ADD/ADHD by reassuring that it is a real
syndrome with a biological cause, and not the result of laziness or a lack of motivation or discipline. From diagnosis to life after treatment, this book will guide you with a reassuring hand every step of the way.
Isadore Wendel, PhD, MSCP (Southern CA), is a clinical psychologist who practices in Southern California. He specializes in psychological evaluation and psychotherapy of children and adults, including those with ADD and ADHD. In addition, he is an expert consultant to Social Security's Office of Disability Adjudication. Dr. Wendel has personal experience with ADD: his adult son was diagnosed and treated for the condition using a variety of traditional and nontraditional approaches.
Carole Jacobs (Inyokern, CA) is a nationally recognized health, fitness, and travel writer whose work has appeared in more than 250 national publications. As a twenty-year senior editor with Shape and Living Fit magazines, a fifteen-year contributing columnist to Men's Fitness magazine, a five-year fitness editor with Travelgirl magazine, and a fifteen-year contributing editor to Where to Retire magazine, she has reported on a wide variety of fitness, health, and mental health issues and worked with many leading medical and fitness experts.
Theresa Cerulli, MD (Andover, MA) is a graduate of Tufts University, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Harvard Longwood Residency Program, and Harvard Fellowships. Dr. Cerulli is board certified in psychiatry and is on staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She is the cofounder of ADD Health and Wellness Centers, specializing in the treatment of children and adults with ADD/ADHD and co-existing behavioral health conditions.