Books on Related Disorders
Following are some additional books we've found valuable:
Attention Deficit Disorder
Add on the Job : Making Your Add Work for You - Lynn Weiss, Ph.D., Taylor Pub, 1996 -- The bestselling author of Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults explains how people with A.D.D. can actually use aspects of their behavior to their advantage.
ADD Success Stories - Thom Hartmann, foreward by John J. Rtey, MD, Underwood, 1995 -- From the author of Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception and Focus Your Energy come inspiring real life stories which show how people with ADD can succeed in school, at work, and in relationships. "An excellent book. Inspiring and validating; I recommend it highly!"--Edward Hallowell, M.D., coauthor of Driven to Distraction.
Beyond Add: Hunting for Reasons in the Past and Present - Thom Hartmann , Underwood Books -- One of the pioneers of ADD research shows how individuals with ADD are not just "hyperactive" or "easily distracted," but actually possess highly adaptive, entrepreneurial skills--traits which served ancient hunters but meet with resistance in modern agrarian societies. This book shows how people with the same diagnosis can exhibit different behaviors and possible genetic origins and ADD-related traits are explored and discussed.
Driven to Distraction - Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., and John J. Ratey, M.D., Simon and Schuster, 1994 -- Focusing on Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) as a life-long neurological problem that affects adults as well as children, this definitive book describes the various forms ADD takes, how professionals distinguish ADD patterns from "unacceptable" behavior, and how medication and behavior modification techniques can balance its negative and positive aspects. Highly Recommended.
Driven to Distraction - Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., and John J. Ratey, M.D., Simon and Schuster, 1995 -- Attention Deficit Disorder is one of the fastest-growing and most controversial psychiatric diagnoses of today. In this new audio, two Harvard psychiatrists who are themselves living with ADD explain its symptoms, causes and the proven methods for overcoming its devastating effects. 2 cassettes.
'Honey, Are You Listening?' - Dr. Rick Fowler , Jerilyn Fowler , Thomas Nelson -- Relationships and ADD
Hyperactivity : Why Won't My Child Pay Attention? - Sam Goldstein , Michael Goldstein, John Wiley & Sons, 1992
Think Fast! : The Add Experience - Thom Hartmann (Editor) , Janie Bowman (Editor) , Susan Burgess (Editor) , Underwood Books, 1996 -- Everyone has had an ADD experience at one time or another. We've all forgotten appointments, gotten distracted, or misplaced the car keys. This book gathers expert information on and everyday experiences with ADD and presents it in a format that can be read cover to cover or scanned for specific topics relevant to the reader.
Why Johnny Can't Concentrate : Coping With Attention Deficit Problems - Robert A. Moss , Helen Duff Dunlap , Bantam Doubleday Dell , 1996 -- Good information for parents.
You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! : A Self-Help Audio Program for Adults With Attention Deficit Disorders/Cassettes - Kate Kelly , Peggy Ramundo , Simon & Schuster Audio -- The first practical self-help guide for Attention Deficit Disorder is now available in audio. The authors offer the first friendly and practical guide to identifying, understanding and managing the dynamics of ADD in adults. 2 cassettes.
You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! : A Self-Help Book for Adults With Attention Deficit Disorder - Kate Kelly , Peggy Ramundo , Larry B. Silver, Fireside, 1996 -- Offering straightforward, practical advice for taking control of the symptoms and minimizing the complications of adult ADD, this book explains the diagnostic process that distinguishes ADD symptoms from normal lapses in memory, lack of concentration, and impulsive behavior. 51 illustrations. Resource list.
The Quiet Room; A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness
- Lori Schiller, Amanda Bennett, Warner Books, 1996 -- A first-hand account of schizophrenia, written by Schiller; chapters contributed by members of her family. Schiller has a dual diagnosis with bipolar disorder. To re-create Lori's harrowing story, coauthor Bennett drew on Lori's personal diaries as well as intimate interviews with relatives, friends, and doctors. Highly recommended.
I have only recently learned enough about Autism
to understand that affected individuals
share some of the attributes of Bipolar and ADD.
The most devastating of all seems to be that
the Autistic can be *so* oversensitive to stimuli
that s/he withdraws even from the gentlest human touch.
First of all, check out this book.
I found it to be hope-inspiring
after all the soul-sucking,
negative books on the
search for an autistic's Self.
Dr. Grandin shows us that autistics can be productive members of society
Just as they are.
Thinking in Pictures
Dr. Temple Grandin has a PhD in Animal Husbandry
and is deeply involved in ethical and humane treatment
in the meat-producing industry.
She also is autistic.
In this, her autobiography,
she gives us candid look into the mind of an autistic adult;
but more than that she shows us how she used concrete
symbols for dealing with growing up autistic
and for coming to terms with the abstract complexities of life.
Books on Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue
The Fibromyalgia Advocate
Alternative Medicine Guide to Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Environmental Illness (Alternative Medicine Guide)
Chronic Illness and Uncertainty: A Personal and Professional Guide to Poorly Understood Syndromes, What We Know and Don't Know About Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Migraine, Depression and Related Illnesses.
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain: A Survival Manual (2nd Edition)
Muscle Pain: Understanding Its Nature, Diagnosis and Treatment
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia Fatigue: The Powerful Program That Helps You Boost Your Energy and Reclaim Your Life
Muscle Pain Syndromes and Fibromyalgia: Pressure Algometry for Quantification of Diagnosis and Treatment Outcome (Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, V. 6, No. 1)
Fibromyalgia: A Leading Expert's Guide to Understanding and Getting Relief from the Pain That Won't Go Away
The Fibromyalgia Relief Book : 213 Ideas for Improving Your Quality of Life
Fibromyalgia: A Comprehensive Approach What You Can Do About Chronic Pain and Fatigue
The Fibromyalgia Cookbook: More Than 120 Easy and Delicious Recipes
Fibromyalgia and Muscle Pain: Your Self-Treatment Guide : What Causes It, How It Feels and What to Do About It (Thorsons Health Series)
Modified October 25, 2006