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Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder

ISBN 
9781785042218
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R215.00
Published 
January 2019
About the book: 
Scattered Minds  explodes the myth of attention deficit disorder as genetically based - and offers real hope and advice for children and adults who live with the condition. 
 
Gabor Mate is a revered physician who specializes in neurology, psychiatry and psychology - and himself has ADD. With wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds is a must-read for parents - and for anyone interested how experiences in infancy shape the biology and psychology of the human brain.
 
This book:
  • Demonstrates that ADD is not an inherited illness, but a reversible impairment and developmental delay
  • Explains that in ADD, circuits in the brain whose job is emotional self-regulation and attention control fail to develop in infancy - and why
  • Shows how `distractibility' is the psychological product of life experience
  • Allows parents to understand what makes their ADD children tick, and adults with ADD to gain insights into their emotions and behaviours
  • Expresses optimism about neurological development even in adulthood
  • Presents a programme of how to promote this development in both children and adults

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