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ADHD Resources

Book Recommendations

For Adults/Couples:

  • The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success: How to Use Your Brain’s Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home  
    • This is one of my all-time favorite books for adults with ADHD!!! They focus on the challenges of identifying the ways ADHD can impact adulting by understanding and leveraging your Executive Functioning Strengths and Weaknesses. There is an assessment at the beginning of each book that helps identify the different executive functions and helps you rate where you are strong. I have every client I work with do this assessment. Whether you are ADHD or not, we all have executive functioning strengths or weaknesses and it is very helpful to “know thyself” so you can find the best strategies to thrive and survive. If the client is partnered, or I am working with the couple I have them both fill out the assessment so they can learn more about their partners as well. Additionally, there is a chapter in the adult book that is about couple work. It has the couple identify the adulting skills and rate the tasks that each of them are strong and weak in. It can really help the couple identify appropriate expectations and strategies to counterbalance the weaknesses in the relationship. It can also help the partners understand that this is not just a problem with willpower, but rather real challenges the client faces and modulate their expectations or identify creative solutions. As Dr. Charles Barkley says- ADHD is not a knowing issue, it is a “doing” challenge. 
ADHD and Medication Overview
Neuroscience and Addiction

Addiction Phenotypes in EEG- Understanding the Neurological underpinnings/predispositions to Addiction

  • Addiction Phenotypes– Jay Gunkelman (The meat of Addiction and Phenotypes starts at about 21 minutes)
Online Resources