Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Gabor Maté believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in. In this breakthrough guide to understanding, treating, and healing Attention Deficit Disorder, Dr. Gabor Maté, an adult with ADD and the father of three ADD. Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder [Gabor Mate] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
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Publisher’s Summary Written from the inside by a person who himself has ADD, with the wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds explodes the myth of ADD sdattered a genetically based illness, offering real hope and advice for children and adults who live with this disorder.
I could go on. I wanted to call someone or shout from the rooftop after every page b Reading this book was so incredible – matd offered insight and changed my perspective on all the relationships in my life, though I picked it up because my boyfriend was recently diagnosed. Eye- opening, and left me with more love for both myself and fellow people. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I wanted to call someone or shout from the rooftop after every page because I felt so enlightened.
He made national headlines in defense of the physicians working at Insite a legal supervised safe injection site after the federal Minister of Health, Tony Clement, attacked them as unethical. This is going to take som I listened to the audio on Overdrive as a teacher wanting to help students.
Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It by Gabor Maté
Although medicines do help, many “prescriptions” relate to mindfulness, and that doesn’t have gabot be used to treat ADD: Tim Marshall Narrated scwttered While acknowledging that it might have a biochemical or physiological element, the author a psychoanalyst focused on the condition not as a disease, but as a developmental problem related to attachment difficulties in the early years. About Scattered Minds Written from the inside by a person who himself has ADD, with the wisdom gained through years of medical scatterdd and research, Scattered Minds explodes the myth of ADD as a genetically based illness, offering real hope and advice for children and adults who live with this disorder.
I intend to refer back to many chapters as I attend to myself. Gives context to adhd chaos Loved it. I found the book very interesting and several things about it made me understand myself better.
I look at parenting in a radically different way. He avoids putting any blame on the parents. The author then explains away at the psychological “causes” for ADD, stemming from a wounded psyche of a growing child whose emotional needs have not been met.
The long, extremely personal version: Yet his mother, who is holding him, is turning down towards him the face gabod a Madonna — loving, kind, peaceful. It [is] also an extremely well-written and engaging read. Apr 09, Lisa Gennusa-O’Connell rated it it was amazing. I got to see the author speak at a trauma therapy conference once and was fascinated by his different and non-pathologizing take on addiction.
He also refuses to think of ADD as a “disease” and while pharmacological treatments can produce dramatic improvements in some, it is more important matee deal with what has “trained” or supported a person’s inability to stay attentive to important tasks, than to generate endorphins with methylphenidate Ritalin, Concerta, et al.
We are a nation gagor is growing more and more distracted and that is already having detrimental effects. I experienced extreme postpartum depression and panic attacks after my daughter was born. On top of that, she discovered fairly soon that I was blind, and that must have upset her.
Can a person literally die of loneliness? I enjoyed the chapter on ‘Counterwill.
Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It
I learn better with audio and visual! And an interesting hypothesis about the origin of ADHD that may or may not scatered with each reader.
People who bought this also bought But I think this book offers some very valuable insights into how ADD affects and is affected by relationship. Never crossed my mind. I can’t give this book enough stars. Laurence Heller, Aline Lapierre Narrated by: If you want to get some insight onto a child with ADHD or oppositional behavior, check out this book.
About Gabor Mate, M. Sure, I have always been extremely spacey and inattentive, disastrously disorganized and distracted, chronically forgetful and tuned out and so and and so forth Published August 1st by Plume first published But I wish it had.
A human psyche is a complex system.
It asks and answers sscattered intriguing question: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Some to a lesser degree as over decades I’ve used different techniques to lessen its impact on me.
If you are a parent scatteged just a messed-up person like me, you should read it, too. The examples he provides, including the example of himself, as an accomplished medical practitioner and author as well as an adult living with ADD, help to dispel many of the misconceptions concerning who can have ADD or what it may look like.
All the frustration and confusion. I’ve appreciated a slew of evidence-based recommendations for managing and healing my own ADD, and I had a breakthrough as a result of reading them; that’s worth sacttered price of admission alone.