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RufusT
05-17-14, 11:42 AM
I know there is a book section in the Resource section of this board, but I'm wondering if folks here have recommendations for books that specialize in/have good sections on ADHD-I? The ones at my library mostly focus on the hyperactive folks. One I'm considering ordering from Amazon is "Taking Charge of ADHD". Thoughts?

(An aside, how long does one remain a "newbie" on this board with posts moderated before posting? Time period? Number of posts? Moderator judgement call? Thanks)

Adduce
05-17-14, 03:38 PM
I have bought a few adhd books in the past including books by Russell Barkley, Edward Hallowell and Thomas Brown.

My personal opinion is that books by Russell Barkley tend to deal mainly with the hyperactive/impulsive aspects of adhd and Edward Hallowell tends to take the more positive outlook on adhd.

I'd probably recommend 'ADD-The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults' by Thomas Brown as I think his book deals well with the full spectrum of adhd, especially aspects of working memory/executive functioning. Note though, that this book was written in 2005 so you may find his newer book ('Adhd - A New Understanding' more up to date with information.

I don't think there are any books specifically written for ADHD-I by adhd specialists.

You'd probably find useful information gleaned from all types of authors though.

Hope this helps.

RufusT
05-17-14, 10:04 PM
Thanks Adduce! I was wondering if Barkley's book "Executive Functions" covered PI?

Makennan
05-18-14, 02:34 AM
I read one a while back, I think it was called Lifting the Fog...it's specifically geared towards ADD-I. I can't remember the specifics but I do remember it being the first ADD book that I could identify with 100% and it helped me accept the diagnosis a little bit. I want to say the author has ADD-I so it's written from a personal point of view. Sorry I can't remember more.

Diony
05-18-14, 02:59 AM
Im reading one by Sari Solden who has it too and its very simple writting i can relate!

MLB1985
05-18-14, 07:26 PM
Driven to Distraction by Dr. Ned Hallowell and John Ratey. I love this book. I have inattentive ADHD as well and found it very helpful.

Flory
05-18-14, 07:47 PM
Barkleys self help book is great, sub type is fairly irrelevant as we have a lot of crossovers in any case between subtypes

Nicksgonefishin
05-18-14, 07:58 PM
There is no pi specific book. I have thought this would be a niche to someone so inclined to write said book. I imagine that there is an adhd-pi out there somewhere that has decided to do this but is perpetually putting it off till tomorrow.

Barkley's book is great. I would highly recommend it as it is highly readable. I also enjoyed Hallowells book Driven to distraction it was also a very relatable read.

I Have gotten into mindfullness and highly recommend lidia zylowska's book Mindfulness prescription for adhd. It not only goes over mindfulness practices but sets up an 8week process and comes with a cd for guided mindfulness. It is also highly readable for adhd like barkley's book.

CanineRogue
05-18-14, 08:04 PM
Driven to Distraction by Dr. Ned Hallowell and John Ratey. I love this book. I have inattentive ADHD as well and found it very helpful.

I'm reading this right now and I love it! Dr. Hallowell is just so damn optimistic, it's really catching. :)

Makennan, I love the irony in your not being able to remember much of that book. :D haha! I'm constantly doing that, "I don't remember a thing about it, but I swear it was fantastic!"

Makennan
05-18-14, 11:20 PM
Makennan, I love the irony in your not being able to remember much of that book. :D haha! I'm constantly doing that, "I don't remember a thing about it, but I swear it was fantastic!"

Lol, it's shocking that I remembered the title. I hope I really did read it and I'm not just making stuff up, haha. :p

Adduce
05-24-14, 02:54 PM
I would like to recommend a book but it does not have a section on adhd-pi (or adhd at all for that matter!).

As someone who myself has been diagnosed with adhd-pi in adulthood, I thought this was an illuminating read mainly because of my interest in memory and especially working memory.

The reason I recommend it (and have recommended on a few of my previous posts) is that it covers quite comprehensively the fascinating subject of memory including aspects of working memory (which seems to be central to adhd). It also gives a few tips on what may and may not be possible in the way people could improve aspects of their own memories, looks at people at both extremes of memory functioning and is also funny in places.

Anyway, the book is 'Moonwalking with Einstein' by Josh Foer and there is a video underneath which gives an overview of his book.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-E9MMTciBo

MarkAfterDark
05-27-14, 07:55 PM
Healing ADD by Daniel Amen has sections that deal independently with each type of ADD. "Healing" may be a stretch, but there is lots of information.

MarioJC
06-10-14, 08:41 AM
My therapist recommended "ADD-friendly ways to organize your life" by Judith Kolberg & Kathleen Nadeau :)

ONLY DESTROYER
06-10-14, 10:14 PM
"Delivered from Distraction"