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Title:
The ADHD advantage : what you thought was a diagnosis may be your greatest strength
Author:
Archer, Dale, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Avery, [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
xxiii, 280 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"Why ADHD could be the key to your success For decades physicians delivered the diagnosis of ADHD to patients as bad news and warned them about a lifelong struggle of managing symptoms. But The ADHD Advantage explodes this outlook, showing that some of the most highly successful entrepreneurs, leaders, and entertainers have reached the pinnacle of success not in spite of their ADHD but because of it. Although the ADHD stereotype is someone who can't sit still, in reality people with ADHD are endlessly curious, often adventurous, willing to take smart risks, and unusually resilient. They are creative, visionary, and entrepreneurial. Sharing the stories of highly successful people with ADHD, Dr. Archer offers a vitally important and inspiring new way to recognize ADHD traits in oneself or in one's loved ones, and then leverage them to great advantage--without drugs. As someone who not only has ADHD himself but also has never used medication to treat it, Dr. Archer understands the condition from a unique standpoint. Armed with new science and research, he hopes to generate public interest and even debate with his positive message as he guides the millions of people with ADHD worldwide toward a whole new appreciation of their many strengths and full innate potential"--

"For decades physicians delivered the diagnosis of ADHD to patients as bad news and warned them about a lifelong struggle of managing symptoms. But The ADHD Advantage explodes this outlook, showing that some of the most highly successful entrepreneurs, leaders, and entertainers have reached the pinnacle of success not in spite of their ADHD but because of it. Simply put, ADHD is a diagnosis of boredom. Although the ADHD stereotype is someone who can't sit still, in reality people with ADHD are endlessly curious, often adventurous, willing to take smart risks, and unusually resilient. They are creative, visionary, and entrepreneurial. Sharing the stories of highly successful people with ADHD, Dr. Archer offers a vitally important and inspiring new way to recognize ADHD traits in oneself or in one's loved ones, and then leverage them to great advantage--without drugs. As someone who not only has ADHD himself but also has never used medication to treat it, Dr. Archer understands the condition from a unique standpoint. Armed with new science and research, he hopes to generate public interest and even debate with his positive message as he guides the millions of people with ADHD worldwide toward a whole new appreciation of their many strengths and full innate potential"--
General Note:
Includes bibliographic notes and index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Why ADHD can be your greatest strength -- Exploding the myth. Born this way ; A diagnosis of boredom ; Medications for ADHD ; Pop-a-pill culture ; You are not (necessarily) what you eat ; The explorer gene ; Learning with ADHD -- Discovering your strengths. Resilience ; bingo brain ; Juggling act ; Cool in a crisis ; Your antidote to boredom -- Finding success. The entrepreneur's superpower ; In the zone : the ADHD athlete ; Relationships : life of the party ; Find your fit ; In their own words.
ISBN:
9781594633515
Format :
Book