I want to read a book that demystifies ADD and/or Bipolar Disorder

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I want to read a book that demystifies ADD and/or Bipolar Disorder

1jeshakespeare
tammikuu 11, 10:46pm

Hello! I want to read a non-fiction book for an adult that demystifies ADD and/or bipolar disorder. Thank you for the help!

2susanbooks
tammikuu 12, 6:29pm

Kay Redfield Jamison is great on bipolar. She has it herself so she's never condescending & she's a psychiatrist so she's informed. She's written a few books on it for general readers.

3jeshakespeare
tammikuu 18, 11:46am

>2 susanbooks: Thank you for the recommendation! I have checked out An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison. This helps me complete the BookRiot Read Harder Challenge 2021. I am so glad we have this group now. :)

4susanbooks
tammikuu 18, 5:36pm

I'm so glad my rec was useful!

5timspalding
tammikuu 21, 4:07pm

I think Driven to Distraction has an almost canonical status in ADD books. I am of two minds but not strongly so.

6lorax
tammikuu 21, 4:58pm

As a parent of a kid with ADHD I prefer Superparenting for ADD. (The author is a pediatrician who treats lots of kids with ADD, has kids with it, and has it himself, so lots of perspective). It is specifically written for parents with some parts aimed at teachers, but it's well-balanced without much of the alarmism that characterizes some other books on the subject. ("Race car brain with bicycle brakes" has been a tremendously useful phrase for us.)