Attention Deficit Disorder
The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults
By Thomas E Brown Ph.D.
Chapters 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 (The remainder of the book's materials are for another exam.)
Ok, this book is not for the faint of heart…or should I say brain. There are technical descriptions of how the brain chemicals function. It is a tough read, dense with really great information (even for a person really interested in the topic!) The author provides very good examples of how ADHD symptoms affect patients, and how those symptoms effect their daily lives. He also describes how the symptoms can flare up at different times throughout the patients life due to external factors.
After completing the assigned chapters, my first instinct was to message all my educator friends (I have lots), and tell them to read the book! The book does a great job identifying some of the behaviors that are red flags for ADHD. I completely understand that not all kids who have behavioral problems or poor grades had the disorder (and the boo addresses this), but if the book could even help one child it would be worth it!