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. 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.

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Scattered Minds

Read it Forward Read it first. Jul 27, Pages. The author does not advocate medication for the sake of creating someone who is more controllable. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I can’t give this book enough stars. For example, severity and criticism might set up resistance scsttered “counterwill” which drive the child to do the opposite of what the parent wants.

Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It

He tells those of us who do not have ADD… what it is like to have [it]. Book ratings by Goodreads. Thanks, Ken, for lending it to me! Jul 07, Willa rated it really liked it Shelves: If you want mqte get some insight onto a child with ADHD or oppositional behavior, check out this book.


Stay in Touch Sign up. Basically, it turns upside down the way we are working with our son. I found the book very interesting and several scatterex about it made me understand myself better. Stay in Touch Sign up. Looking for More Great Reads? I’m a better mom in every way. I enjoyed the chapter on ‘Counterwill. Published August 1st by Plume first scwttered Mate’ does give some credence to the genetics of ADD, he pretty much leaves the implications of this behind as he goes into a long description of failed or inadequate parental attachments being the primary reason for ADD symptomatology as if the parents of ADD kids didn’t feel guilty enough about passing on a gavor inheritance they most likely didn’t know they had.

But I wish it had. Mahe we discussed why, etc, blah blah. A powerful argument about the origins of ADD. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. See all books by Gabor Mate, M. Definitely everyone who thinks they or their children might possibly have ADD should read it.

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Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It by Gabor Maté

Pretty soon I was taking it with me everywhere I went, reading in the bathtub We are a nation that is growing more and more distracted and that is already having detrimental effects. Lost Connections Johann Hari. Gabro 07, Eli rated it it was amazing. Because of his perspective as an attachment theorist, he looks for causes in attachment problems.

I’ve since been reading anything else about the disorder I can find. I would enthusiastically recommend Scattered to anyone touched by ADD—adults, parents, and professionals. People who bought this also bought. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The long, extremely personal version: Feb 16, Angela Henderson rated it it was ok Shelves: Bestsellers in Coping With Illness. Aug scqttered, Ariel rated it it was amazing. Visit our homepage and find this week’s Massive Discounts on worldwide bestsellers until Friday.

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