What are the best books about ADD and ADHD?

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    #1Boy Without Instructions

    Boy Without Instructions
    Boy Without Instructions is a book by Penny Williams where she shares her experience as a parent of a child with ADHD. She shares all the struggle and achievements she had for the other parents to be inspired. 

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    Steven Roberts
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "I picked up this book to get some help with understanding ADD and ADHD with my son. It did provide some valuable insight from another parent. I feel like I do understand it a little bit better now. I do believe that if you are looking for help with your children, this book will definitely shed some light on the subject. "
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    #2The Disorganized Mind

    The Disorganized Mind

    The Disorganized Mind is a book by Nancy Ratey that tells the story of adults with ADHD. It tells them how to live their life to the fullest even if they are diagnosed with ADHD.

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    Jose Smith
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "Of the many books on adult ADHD I have read, this is one of the best. It was useful for me to know the details of how improvements can be made through the coaching process. It covers issues like time management that medication can't fix."
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    #3Scattered Minds a New Look At the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder

    Scattered Minds a New Look At the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder

    Scattered Minds a New Look At the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder is a book by Gabor Mate that exposes the truth about ADD. It offers advice to those who have it and it encourages them to be not ashamed of it. 

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    Katherine Schmidt
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "This is a good book. I like that it comes in hardcover. The price is a little steep. Its very informative and i feel it has current information"
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    #4Zipper: The Kid with ADHD

    Zipper: The Kid with ADHD

    Zipper: The Kid with ADHD is a book by Caroline Janover that tells the story of a smart boy with ADHD. People cannot understand him because he is so hyper with the high impulse to do things. 

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    Claudia Zapata
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "This book really help to put into perspective the troubles that kid with ADHD go through. I had no idea what was going on with them but I thought I did. Opened my eyes."
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    #5The Brain That Changes Itself

    The Brain That Changes Itself

    The Brain That Changes Itself is a book by Norman Doidge that tells inspiring stories of people who overcome their brain defects and lived their life normally. Dr. Doidge compiled everything into a book that will help others change their perspective on life. 

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    Ann Mendez
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "Explains ADD and ADHD in an understandable why. It is good that they explain that there are some advantages and that the brain if just functioning in a different way. All case are not detrimental to a regular way of life. "
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    #6Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a book by Russel Barkley is a compiled interview of different ADHD patients, their experiences, school performance and lifestyle. 
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    Kathryn Gomez
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the subject. I bought it for my sister when her son was diagnosed, just so she'd have a more professional reference to help understand his condition, and she said there was so much information that helped her get a better grasp of the situation she was in, and learn how to cope."
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    #7What Does Everybody Else Know That I Don't?

    What Does Everybody Else Know That I Don't?
    What Does Everybody Else Know That I Don't? is a book by Michell Novotni that gives advice on how to tackle daily problems with people diagnosed with ADHD. It is a big help for understanding people with ADHD. 
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    Dorothy Nelson
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "I read the book in hopes of helping my son with ADHD. Although there were some practical suggestions that I can help my son implement I felt some of the things she offers is not realistic. I say use what you can and through the rest out. I feel like I can get similar advice from going to my specialist."
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    #8Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?

    Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?

    Is It You, Me, or Adult ADD? Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder by Gina Pera has won the national book awards. This non-fiction book about ADHD was originally published in 2008.

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    Paul Herrera
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I was told by my doctor that I may have ADD and ADHD. I wanted to get some insight to the diagnosis. I found Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?. The book had mostly positive reviews so I checked it out and found it very interesting. I think it helps me manage my diagnosis better than if I had not read it. I am pleased with the book."
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    #9The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD

    The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD

    The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD is a book by Lidia Zylowska that gives advice on how to handle adults with ADHD. The books also mention the methods on how to figure out if a person has it. 

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    Howard Holmes
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "I learned so much about this condition. It helped me understand more than I thought I ever would."
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    #10Taking Charge of Adult ADHD

    Taking Charge of Adult ADHD

    Taking Charge of Adult ADHD is a non-fiction book written by Russell A. Barkley. This book is ideal for adults with ADHD. This book was first published in 1995. In this book, the author highlights some strategies to deal effectively with ADHD.

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    Kyle Harris
    Written on April 28, 2018
    " I believe that Taking Charge of Adult ADHD is the best book on this topic that is available. It was written by Russell A. Barkley and it gives many ways to deal with ADHD and the people affected by it. I think everyone who has someone they love with ADHD should definitely read this book!"
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    #11Smart, Skillful & Successful!

    Smart, Skillful & Successful!

    Smart, Skillful & Successful! A Kid's Guide To Understanding ADHD is a nonfiction book about ADHD written by Tracy Bryan. This was originally published in 2015 to help young readers understand ADHD.

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    Virginia Fisher
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This book is a wonderful resource for kids and parents alike for learning about ADD and ADHD. There is plenty of misinformation out there and many people just assume medicate everyone. This book can really help give kids confidence and teach parents how to best advocate for their kids. "
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    #12ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life

    ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life

    ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life is a self-help and guidebook for those with ADD written by Judith Kolberg and Kathleen Nadeau. It was originally released in August 2002 by Routledge Press.

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    Thomas Rice
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I wanted to find a good book about ADD and ADHD and was told to read ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life. This is a really helpful guidebook on how to handle your life with ADD. I find the content to be well written and very helpful. I highly recommend this book to anyone needing a reference on ADD or ADHD. "
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    #13The Clutter Book

    The Clutter Book

    The Clutter Book: When You Can't Let Go is a self-help and guidebook about organizing and cleaning written by famous expert organizer Marcie A. Lovett. It was released in 2011. 

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    Jonathan Walker
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I'd like to write more about this book, but my ADHD prevents me from reading much of it at any given time. Any time I truy to start reading I tend to drift off and stare out the window at shiny things. I'm not sure how much of a help this book....SQUIRREL!"
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    #14How to be an ADHD Entrepreneur

    How to be an ADHD Entrepreneur

    How to be an ADHD Entrepreneur: Interviews with Fascinating ADHD Entrepreneurs Kindle Edition is a non-fiction book written by the best-selling author Rachel Knight. In this book, the author uncovers insights regarding ADHD.

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    Robert Walters
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "A fantastic book that gives insight to the daily struggles of those living with ADD or ADHD. It really can be a huge inspiration to anyone that struggles at all with mental hurdles in life. If you're hurting for some support, then this one certainly can offer it for you."
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    #15Staying Focused In A Hyper World

    Staying Focused In A Hyper World

    Staying Focused In A Hyper World: Book 1; Natural Solutions For ADHD, Memory And Brain Performance is a non-fiction book written by John Gray. This was originally published in 2014.

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    Vicky Hu
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book is problematic. The entire premise is to sell you more things by this author and have you trust his crackpot theories over your own doctor."
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    #16I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not

    I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not

    I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not: Successful Living with Add and ADHD is a non-fiction self-help book written by Wes Crenshaw. This was originally published in 2014.

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    Sanvi Patel
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I am so glad I found this book! As an adult diagnosed with ADHD, this has helped me so much!"
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