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Old 02-20-12, 08:52 AM
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Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley???

Hiya, just ordered this book on Amazon and was wondering if anyone read it and benefited from it? Seems like he is pro-meds (not even indicating it could work without) - but he seems to be really good at his job watching his talks on Youtube. Any idea???
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Re: Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley???

I've got it and I think it's good. There is information about non-med things you can do too - ways of thinking and talking to yourself and setting things up around you. Definitely worth having IMO, I just wish I had it for kindle so I could bookmark bits and refer back to it more often when I haven't got the actual book with me.
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Re: Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley???

Yes, that was my problem - I wanted to download it but had to order the hardcopy as there is no kindle version. But I prefer books anyway - I just wish it was smaller :-)
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Re: Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley???

I was thinking of getting that too. Silver, does it have lots of practical advice about how to help yourself at the time of performance as I think he calls it?
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Re: Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley???

I got it, it's great!! except for his career advice which seems dubious.
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except for his career advice which seems dubious.

Why is that?
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Re: Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley???

I just checked out that very book and ....lo and behold...there is a Kindle book ....


http://www.amazon.com/Taking-Charge-...9752367&sr=8-4


now don;t say I neber dun nuffin for ya !
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Re: Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley???

strange..it didn't pop up on my device...oh I see, it's because I'm using Amazon.co.uk :-)
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Re: Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley???

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Hiya, just ordered this book on Amazon and was wondering if anyone read it and benefited from it? Seems like he is pro-meds (not even indicating it could work without) - but he seems to be really good at his job watching his talks on Youtube. Any idea???
I think he may be pro-meds because research over many years has shown meds
to be effective, meds plus therapy has been shown even more effective. Nothing
else has the bulk of research behind it to show effectiveness. There is some
research on Omega 3 fish oil supplements, but so far they seem to be effective
for a smaller percentage of ADHDers. (Luckily I'm one of them.)
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Re: Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley???

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I just checked out that very book and ....lo and behold...there is a Kindle book ....


http://www.amazon.com/Taking-Charge-...9752367&sr=8-4


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Cool! If I ever get some money I'll download it onto my kindle. I already have the hard copy version, and its excellent!
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Re: Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley???

I gotta thank the 6 people who bought my watch movement cuff links over on the swamp ( aka ebay) cause that meant I had the funds to buy that book for myself ....

oh and new in paperback for total of slightly less than $15...including shipping ....

pretty good deal I think .....


don;t really like hardbacks that much ......so was glad to get it in pb.....
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Re: Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley???

I just read through the book and highly recommend it. I think some people see Dr. Barkley as kind of a stern, fatalist pro-med kind of guy but if you read his book, you'll be surprised by how similar his attitude is to Dr. Hallowells. He emphasizes playing to your strengths and finding the right job just as much as Hallowell does. I guess his "voice" just seems a little more stern, but he is a compassionate guy and really is on our side.
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Re: Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley???

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I just read through the book and highly recommend it. I think some people see Dr. Barkley as kind of a stern, fatalist pro-med kind of guy but if you read his book, you'll be surprised by how similar his attitude is to Dr. Hallowells. He emphasizes playing to your strengths and finding the right job just as much as Hallowell does. I guess his "voice" just seems a little more stern, but he is a compassionate guy and really is on our side.
I will definitely get this. I could relate to
So much of dr hallowell's writing. I have one of his books Delivered from distraction (even cried when reading some parts!)
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I just read through the book and highly recommend it. I think some people see Dr. Barkley as kind of a stern, fatalist pro-med kind of guy but if you read his book, you'll be surprised by how similar his attitude is to Dr. Hallowells. He emphasizes playing to your strengths and finding the right job just as much as Hallowell does. I guess his "voice" just seems a little more stern, but he is a compassionate guy and really is on our side.
The thing about Barkley people need to recognized is that in person, he is a kind gentle, soft spoken man who cares very much about helping people deal with and treat ADHD.

In front of an audience, he is a scientist to the bone and speaks that way. When speaking to an audience of teachers and parents, he does not talk down and presents to them like he would a group of professionals and that is factual, terse and to the point. The main difference when he presents with professionals is the information comes much faster and more succinct.

Basically he treats his audiences with respect of being intelligent interested people who do not want nor need to be coddled.

Some like this, some do not. I do. When I listen to Barkley, I am after information not feel good soothing. That is what he delivers.

For what it is worth,

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Re: Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley???

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for a smaller percentage of ADHDers. (Luckily I'm one of them.)
Maybe I would like to hear more from you regarding the Omega 3 thing.
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