Smart But Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD
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Compelling stories that present a new view of ADHD
Smart but Stuck offers 15 true and compelling stories about intelligent, capable teens and adults who have gotten "stuck" at school, work, and/or in social relationships because of their ADHD. Dr. Brown highlights the often unrecognized role that emotions play in this complex disorder. He explains why even very bright people with ADHD get stuck because they can focus well on some tasks that interest them, but often can't focus adequately on other important tasks and relationships.
- The first book to explain and illustrate the crucial role of emotions in the daily functioning of those living with ADHD
- Brown, Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention & Related Disorders, is an internationally known authority on ADHD
Drawing on the latest research findings, the book describes strategies and treatments for getting "unstuck" to move on to a more rewarding and productive life.
physical examination of the patient and prescription of appropriate medications to help in improving focus and working memory so that the patient can deal more adequately with the emotions that complicate life with ADHD. A Note About Medications Regardless of who is prescribing, for any patient beginning or continuing medication treatment for ADHD, it is critically important that arrangements be put in place for monitoring of the medication's effectiveness and potential side effects. Follow-up
in daily life. Students with ADHD often report that they can work productively when with others who are working productively, but can't when they are alone. Some find that simply having another person in the room with them increases their ability to start tasks and sustain effort to complete them. Likewise, if they spend time with others who are disinterested in academic work or who party a lot, many decrease their work time and increase their partying time. It matters who you hang out with!
covert binding in family loyalties I asked Mike what he remembered about that time. He recalled that his parents kept telling him that he was too immature to go away to school. They told him that they would only pay for him to start out as a commuting student. “So I just accepted that and took some courses there while I was working almost every day as a dishwasher at a pizza place,” Mike said with a shrug and a sigh. “And that's when I started hanging out with a few friends who were heavy
York, NY: Harper & Row. Chapter 7 lisa Other kids don't seem to get my jokes and aren't interested in who I am. I try to make friends, but no one ever calls me back when I call them. I try to talk with my parents about it, but my dad doesn't understand kids, and my mom's always yelling at me. ADHD meds help me get schoolwork done, but they don't help with social stuff. —15-year-old high school student Lisa was fifteen years old when she came with her parents for a first visit to my office.
immersed in the emotion currently affecting them, and by a weak capacity to keep in mind other facts and feelings that might help to attenuate their current emotional state. There is not much research on the effect of adversity on ADHD. A couple of studies have looked at the impact of stressors such as poverty, mental illness of a parent, severe marital discord, and the like on children with ADHD,5 but virtually no published research has addressed these issues in adults with ADHD. It is not