Book - Healing ADD - Daniel G. Amen, MD
Healing ADD - The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of ADD - Daniel G. Amen, MD
I got this book a couple of days ago from my SIL and in reading it, have been blown away by the incredibly accurate discription of our son. He's 24, was diagnosed with ADD in Gr.1, took ritalin for awhile, but didn't like it and refused to take it anymore. He dropped out of school after repeating Gr. 11, and has been abusing alcohol and drugs, has trouble finding and keeping a job, etc, etc.
What I found interesting is how this Dr. breaks down ADD into 6 catergories:
1) Classic ADD
2) Inattentive ADD
3) Overfocused ADD
4) Temporal Lobe ADD
5) Limbic ADD
6) "Ring of Fire" ADD
My son has Classic, Inattentive, and what surprised me, Temporal Lobe ADD which is caused, often, by brain injury. When he was just about 3, he was pushing some cardboard boxes off our deck, about 4 feet off the ground, and went off the deck with it, hitting the bridge of his nose on the cardboard, causing 2 black eyes. He didn't lose consciousness, that I know of, and we took him to the Dr. She was basically unconcerned at the time, but now, reading the symptoms of Temporal Lobe ADD, it seems that more damage was done than anyone thought. This type of ADD is treated with anti-convulsants.
Has anyone else read this book, or using this type of medication for their ADD?
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