ADHD for Dummies Receives a Major Update

When I wrote the 1st edition of ADHD for Dummies in 2004, ADHD was mainly known as a childhood condition in boys that was primarily treated with medication.

ADHD for Dummies was one of the first books to offer support, strategies, and alternative treatments beyond medication.

I am very grateful for my new coauthor, Carol MacHendrie, who brings 25 years of experience in adult ADHD and relationships to this edition as we help readers navigate ADHD across genders and ages and within the family system.

Here is our publisher’s description of this book:

Demystify ADHD with simple explanations of the basics and the latest research

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most globally prevalent neurodevelopmental disorders. ADHD For Dummies explores living a healthy and fulfilling life with ADHD, from seeking a diagnosis to choosing the right treatment path for you or your loved one. You’ll read about the latest in ADHD research, equipping you with valuable knowledge as you care for a child with ADHD or explore your own ADHD symptoms as an adult. This book provides the answers you need to deal with day-to-day challenges at home, school, and work and how to find support and counseling. With appropriate management, anyone can live a great life with ADHD.

  • Learn what ADHD is–and what it isn’t
  • Get up to date with the latest information on ADHD, including medications and non-medical treatments.
  • Find the right professional to help you get the support you or your children need.

This is the perfect Dummies guide for parents of children with ADHD and adults with ADHD looking to learn more. Teachers, counselors, and therapists, this is also an excellent resource for educating yourself and your clients.

You can find ADHD For Dummies at any bookstore. Though I’m a fan of buying from my local store, Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe, NM, here are some links to other retailers;


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