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Question Is there such a thing as book for family members of adults?

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I am 38 and have just been tentatively diagnosed with ADHD by my clinical psychologist and am awaiting 'official' diagnosis by a psychiatrist.

I am wanting to know if there are any books/materials out there that my family (Mum, Dad, sister) could read about supporting me. They are open to that and would like to be able to help me.

Are any of the books written for spouses/partners appropriate? Or would one of the books for parents of children with ADHD be better?

My family live in a different State to me, but I see them 2-3 times a year. If there were some strategies that they could employ to help/support me they (and I) would love to know about them.

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Re: Is there such a thing as book for family members of adults?

From a social perspective, I recommend Hallowell & Ratey's Delivered from Distraction.

Its an easy read, humorous, accentuates positives, and recommends tips/tricks/techniques that are easily attainable. Explanations are given in a manner which makes it easily understandable, also.

There are other good books based on the science, diagnosis, etc.
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