Healing ADD Revised Edition: The Breakthrough Program that Allows You to See and Heal the 7 Types of ADD

Healing ADD Revised Edition: The Breakthrough Program that Allows You to See and Heal the 7 Types of ADD

by Daniel G. Amen

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A revised edition of the New York Times bestseller that will help you conquer ADD.

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a national health crisis that continues to grow—yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly treated illnesses today. Neuropsychiatrist Daniel G. Amen, MD was one of the first to identify that there are multiple types beyond just purely hyperactive or inattentive ADD, each requiring a different treatment. Now, in this all-new, revised edition, Dr. Amen again employs the latest medical advances in the field, including the largest brain imaging study ever completed on patients with ADD, to identify, examine, and demystify the 7 distinct types of ADD and their specific treatments.

With updated recommendations for nutraceuticals and/or medications targeted to brain type, diet, exercise, lifestyle interventions, cognitive reprogramming, parenting and educational strategies, neurofeedback, and more, Dr. Amen’s revolutionary approach provides a treatment program that can lead sufferers of ADD to a normal, peaceful, and fully functional life.

Sufferers from ADD often say, “The harder I try, the worse it gets.” Dr. Amen tells them, for the first time, why, and more importantly how to heal ADD.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101638781
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 230,907
File size: 9 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dr. Daniel G. Amen is a physician, psychiatrist, teacher, and multiple New York Times bestselling author of 30 books, including Change Your Brain, Change Your Life; Magnificent Mind at Any Age, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body; Use your Brain to Change Your Age; and Unleash the Power of the Female Brain. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on applying brain imaging science to clinical psychiatric practice. Under the direction of Pastor Rick Warren, Dr. Amen, together with Drs. Mark Hyman and Mehmet Oz, is one of the chief architects on Saddleback Church's "Daniel Plan," a 53 week program to get churches healthy, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. He is the producer of seven highly popular shows about the brain, which have raised more than 50 million dollars for public television, and his work has been featured in Newsweek, Parade, New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Men’s Health, and Cosmopolitan.

Table of Contents

Healing ADD Starter Report: For Those Who Don't Read Directions xiii

A Brief Introduction to Your Brain and Brain SPECT Imaging xxi

Preface to the Revised Edition of Healing ADD: Thirteen Years Later xxvii

Introduction xxxiii

Part I Add Uncovered

1 Why I Care: Plus ADD Throughout the Life Cycle 3

2 ADD: Core Symptoms and Why It Is Increasing in the Population 20

3 The Amen Clinics Method for Assessing ADD and More 36

4 Looking into the ADD Brain and the Discovery of the ADD Types 62

Part II The Seven Add Types

5 The Amen Clinics ADD Type Questionnaire 89

6 Type 1: Classic ADD 91

7 Type 2: Inattentive ADD 104

8 Type 3: Overfocused ADD 109

9 Type 4: Temporal Lobe ADD 120

10 Type 5: Limbic ADD 140

11 Type 6: Ring of Fire ADD 150

12 Type 7: Anxious ADD 161

13 Soft Brain, Hard Skull: Head-Trauma-Induced ADD 165

14 ADD in Families: SPECT Studies Across Generations 176

15 Self-Medication, Self-Pollution: ADD and Substance Abuse 183

16 The Games ADD People Play 192

17 The Impact of ADD on Relationships, Families, School, Work, and Self-Esteem 204

Part III The Amen Clinics add Brain Enhancement Program

18 Enhancing ADD Brain Function: Effective Interventions for Treating ADD Types, Including Diet, Exercise, Medications, Supplements, and Behavioral Interventions 225

19 Dietary Interventions for ADD Types 237

20 Supplement Strategies for ADD Types 254

21 Medication for ADD Types 266

22 Neurofeedback Strategies for ADD Types 280

Part IV Optimizing the Add Life

23 Parenting and Family Strategies 293

24 School Strategies 314

25 Sleep Strategies for Getting Up and Going to Bed 327

26 Killing ADD ANTs: Thinking Skills for Overcoming Past Trauma, Fear, and Failure 333

27 Focused Breathing: The Immediate ADD Salve 345

28 ADD Coaching: With Master ADD Coach Jane Massengill, M.S.W. 348

29 Self-Hypnotic Reprogramming for Success: With Emmett Miller, M.D., Author of Deep Healing: The Essence of Mind / Body Medicine 366

30 How to Find the Best Help: A Resource Guide 384

31 What to Do When Treatment Doesn't Work 395

References and Further Reading 403

Acknowledgments 405

Index 407

About the Author 419

About Amen Clinics, Inc. 420

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“REVOLUTIONARY…I strongly urge anyone with a family member who suffers with ADD to read this book.”—Barry Sears, author of The Zone

“For parents of children with ADD, adults with ADD, therapists, and physicians. The subtypes Dr. Amen has firmly established will help clinicians everywhere tailor ADD treatments to each and every individual. One size does not fit all.”—George Delgado, M.D., FAAFP, associate clinical professor, University of California, Davis

“I highly recommend this book to all who want the most up-to-date information on ADD from one of the most highly regarded neuropsychiatrists of our day.”—William C. Klindt, M.D., child and adolescent psychiatrist, clinical faculty, Stanford University School of Medicine

“I recommend this book to anyone who has concerns with ADD or even the slightest interest in human behavior.”—Joan Baez

“Clear and readable, and a must for understanding this disorder.”—William R. Collie, M.D., Safe Harbor Clinic for Behavioral Medicine

“A must-read for every professional in the juvenile justice system. A breakthrough work on diagnosing and treating ADD, it is certain to be a classic.”—Thomas C. Edwards, judge, Superior Court, State of California

“Once again challenging older concepts about attention deficit disorder, Dr. Amen writes with a clarity, simplicity, and passion I have come to admire. Healing ADD is a worthy extension of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.”—Terence F. McGuire, M.D., psychiatrist

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