10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD
People think of ADD as a kid's problem. But kids grow up. Many adults also struggle with ADD. If you or someone you live with has ADD, you probably know that there are books on the market for this condition. But they are often too long. Or too complicated. Or too dry and clinical. You need straightforward tools for coping with real experiences. 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD offers exactly what you need.Each chapter takes up an issue pertinent to adults with ADD: 'My mind wanders.' 'I'm always misplacing things.' 'I have trouble keeping friends.' 'I have a hard time getting started.' In no more than five to seven pages, the book outlines strategies for each problem that are simple to put into practice.Get immediate and lasting rewards: Better concentrationSharper memoryRicher relationshipsImproved money and time managementGreater self-confidenceVisit her the author's web site at www.stephaniesarkis.com.

10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD Details

Title10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 2nd, 2006
PublisherNew Harbinger Publications
ISBN-139781572244344
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GenreNonfiction, Psychology, Self Help, Reference

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  • Katya Kean
    January 1, 1970
    I read this a few months ago because my Dad gave it to me. I don't know if i finished it. Probably not. I think it was good, I don't remember, and honestly, I wasn't really paying attention.
  • Loriann Oberlin
    January 1, 1970
    New Harbinger Books never disappoints me. As a licensed therapist who is also a bibliophile and recommends self-help reading very often to clients, I found this little gem of a book to be an easy read with well-planned chapters on:-Understanding ADD-Medication-Reduce Clutter and Get Organized-Stop Being a "Loser"-Manage Your Time-Make Your Money Work for You-Practice Good Self-Care-Find a Job That Fits You-Improve Your Social Skills-Enrich Your RelationshipsHonestly, which human being on the New Harbinger Books never disappoints me. As a licensed therapist who is also a bibliophile and recommends self-help reading very often to clients, I found this little gem of a book to be an easy read with well-planned chapters on:-Understanding ADD-Medication-Reduce Clutter and Get Organized-Stop Being a "Loser"-Manage Your Time-Make Your Money Work for You-Practice Good Self-Care-Find a Job That Fits You-Improve Your Social Skills-Enrich Your RelationshipsHonestly, which human being on the planet doesn't need to work on each and every one of these things? ;-) Hence, the contents makes this a primer on adulthood whether you're challenged by executive functioning gone awry, social skill deficit or struggling in any way.In the Notes on the Second Edition, it's very clear that today's technology got incorporated into the writing/research of this. The author mentions our "paperless" lives enriched by "apps" -- fodder for some of the tips in this tome.Excellent resources end each chapter, including books by Gottman, Hallowell, Nadeau, and others. Recommended websites and organizations add to the utility and in parts there are graphics such as "first visit notes" when going to the doctor. A practical, simplified must-read for anyone with attention deficit or honestly anyone looking to improve his/her own life!-- Loriann Oberlin, MS, LCPC
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  • Candace Beach
    January 1, 1970
    You don't need to have ADD to benefit from the sound, actionable advice in this book. Self help junkies like myself would recognize much of this material as general productivity best practices with a few more specific ADDer challenges and solutions mixed in.
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  • Alaa
    January 1, 1970
    Simply Informative.
  • Eli
    January 1, 1970
    Starts strong and ends in flames.The book works best when discussing how a person with ADD can get their individual life in order. But the sections on getting along with coworkers and social acquaintances focused almost exclusively on how people with ADD can (and should) bend themselves to the expectations of others, with little attention paid to how others can adapt to and help them (beyond accommodations under the ADA). And the section on friends and significant others viewed those Starts strong and ends in flames.The book works best when discussing how a person with ADD can get their individual life in order. But the sections on getting along with coworkers and social acquaintances focused almost exclusively on how people with ADD can (and should) bend themselves to the expectations of others, with little attention paid to how others can adapt to and help them (beyond accommodations under the ADA). And the section on friends and significant others viewed those relationships through a transactional lens that left me frankly chilled.
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  • Brenda
    January 1, 1970
    Very basic life tips for people with ADD. Some overly simple and obvious, but also depends on your level of ADD. Obvious advice like “use automatic payment” so payments are not late, “eat before grocery shopping” so you don’t buy things you don’t need. Some advice is better like setting deadlines and breaking those deadlines down into smaller deadlines and rewarding yourself after each deadline. Probably a good book for training teenagers or young adults entering college.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    While there were some interesting facts and useful suggestions, I found the book as a whole to be extremely patronizing and simplistic. A good first read, but I'll be looking for more in-depth discussion and strategy in the future.
  • Amanda Gee
    January 1, 1970
    This is one of the first books that I read on Adult ADHD. It was a great starter book and I recommend it to anyone newly diagnosed.
  • Reinad Abu Rabah
    January 1, 1970
    hence I've heard that I have some "adulting" problem .. I had to look for a book that gives me one good sight about how to "adult".. The book is well organized and bit of simplicity to understand ... The book shows how to improve yourself and your life in a way that avoids you from losing things, people or even your self-motive to be a better person .. It tips you with solutions of how to break the obstacles of social skill deficit , self destroying & time box ! Being away from papers and hence I've heard that I have some "adulting" problem .. I had to look for a book that gives me one good sight about how to "adult".. The book is well organized and bit of simplicity to understand ... The book shows how to improve yourself and your life in a way that avoids you from losing things, people or even your self-motive to be a better person .. It tips you with solutions of how to break the obstacles of social skill deficit , self destroying & time box ! Being away from papers and writing and switch them with apps is what the author called " paperless life" ! Those small reminders help you to adult somehow .. Yet helps you more to merge yourself more into " more of your often world" which lacks your existence at many times . stop being a loser , manage your time , find a job that fits you , improve your social skills & enrich your relationships isn't something that's related to adults .. It's something related to being a successful person whether you were a young child or an old white-haired grandpa! the definition of "adult" is misleading in this book & that might be for all of the people trying to adult on this blue planet
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  • Sasha Boersma
    January 1, 1970
    Title says it is for ADD, but relevant to those with ASD, PTSD, and other mental health conditions that interfere with executive functioning skills.For those who are ADD/ADHD or ASD -> there are a lot of suggestions in the book. But that is what they are, suggestions. Not everything will work for everyone.For myself, I was thrilled to see many of the little things I've started doing over the past year actually written in book! So often the process of articulating these bits of processes are Title says it is for ADD, but relevant to those with ASD, PTSD, and other mental health conditions that interfere with executive functioning skills.For those who are ADD/ADHD or ASD -> there are a lot of suggestions in the book. But that is what they are, suggestions. Not everything will work for everyone.For myself, I was thrilled to see many of the little things I've started doing over the past year actually written in book! So often the process of articulating these bits of processes are met with strange expressions, or suggestions of being ridiculous, or "live a little". But seriously - minimalizing life, planning more buffer time, accepting that half day a week where you just need to shut down, how to eat well, how to better manage finances, all excellent tips.Personally, I picked up the book more for inspiration on how to feel better about just working differently than others. While this book didn't do that, it was comforting to read that what I am doing isn't that strange.
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    The title is misleading -- which are the 10 simple solutions? But the book does contain some good organization and life tips. I'll share a few here.Going through the same routine each day can help you save time and avoid losing things. Write out the steps you take getting ready in the morning and then laminate that list. Use a dry-erase marker to cross through the items as you go.Use the five-box method, a streamlined process for tackling clutter. When going through clutter, create and use four The title is misleading -- which are the 10 simple solutions? But the book does contain some good organization and life tips. I'll share a few here.Going through the same routine each day can help you save time and avoid losing things. Write out the steps you take getting ready in the morning and then laminate that list. Use a dry-erase marker to cross through the items as you go.Use the five-box method, a streamlined process for tackling clutter. When going through clutter, create and use four boxes:* fix it - first consider if worth the time/money to fix* keep it* give it away* don't know - revisit in a yearAlso use a trash bag (the fifth "box").The next time someone is upset with you and you do not know what you did to cause the person to be angry, ask, “What do you need from me right now?”
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  • Dean Italiano
    January 1, 1970
    To put this in context, I have already read Scattered Minds by Gabor Mate, AND the Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Sarkis. As the third book, I found it fell short. Two of Sarkis' books back to back overlapped, and I know it's to make sure each can stand on its own but reading both was unnecessary. This book has a few little good tips, and it's a tolerable length for ADD Adults for sure. Personally, I found it too simplified. *Any* adults that are not using these "tips" can't be To put this in context, I have already read Scattered Minds by Gabor Mate, AND the Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Sarkis. As the third book, I found it fell short. Two of Sarkis' books back to back overlapped, and I know it's to make sure each can stand on its own but reading both was unnecessary. This book has a few little good tips, and it's a tolerable length for ADD Adults for sure. Personally, I found it too simplified. *Any* adults that are not using these "tips" can't be functional. If you've read other books about Adult ADD, this one can be passed up.
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  • Elissa
    January 1, 1970
    What I learned from this book is that I have a mild case of ADD, and that is why I notice it mostly when I'm sleep deprived (like after the birth of a child). I also realized by reading this book that I have figured out a lot of these solutions on my own through trial and error in life. I think this book would be immensely helpful for someone with extreme ADD and insightful for those who are related to someone with ADD.
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  • Stephen
    January 1, 1970
    Okay, so some of these tricks are not simple at all. Not for someone with serious ADD. I felt that this volume was based a lot around technology tricks, where one needs a smart phone and might have to suffice to send an e-card than a handwritten birthday card to a loved one. Still, there are a lot of good pointers and some of the chapters feel vital- list making, finances, organizing. I think the most important one is the second, which explains how to seek out help.
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  • Patsy Parker
    January 1, 1970
    I learned that I have ADD over ten years ago, but it is always good to read a book like this and refresh myself of things that are helpful to do so I don't make myself or others miserable with any of my tendencies. I recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with ADD or knows anyone who has it.
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  • house targaryen
    January 1, 1970
    Was reading this to try and understand a friend, and it really glossed over the interpersonal issues that can stem from ADD. I guess this book is a gentle intro to how to best overcome this, and in many cases it may be enough, but those with severe cases may benefit from knowing better how their actions impact others.
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  • Sally
    January 1, 1970
    The suggestions in here are very simple. Make a menu, use coupons to save money, etc. If you're not already doing a bulk of these things, whether or not you have ADD, I feel for you! ha ha The person with ADD has trouble implementing the very strategies that are necessary to function better, hence the lists that never get attended to....
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  • Beneth
    January 1, 1970
    Good simple read with headings that are "ADD-friendly."
  • Melinda Crumblin
    January 1, 1970
    Some great ideas, but not one of the better books on this topic. Easy to read.
  • Sharon
    January 1, 1970
    Lots of good suggestions packed into this small sized book which is easy to travel with.
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