Women with Attention Deficit Disorder Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life

ISBN-10: 1887424970

ISBN-13: 9781887424974

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Sari Solden, Kate Kelly, Peggy Ramundo, John J. Ratey, Edward T. Hallowell

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Sari Solden explores treatment and counselling options, and uses real-life case histories to examine the special challenges women with ADD and ADHD face, such as the shame of not fulfilling societal expectations.
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List price: $14.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Underwood Books
Publication date: 11/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Essay : the buried treasure
Coming out of the (messy) closet : introduction to my personal and professional story
An equal opportunity disorder : girls and AD/HD
"Dance with the lady with the hole in her stocking" : a portrait of women's lives before diagnosis
"Who am I?" and "what's the matter with me?" : the impact on a woman's developing self-image
The disorder of dis-order : understanding disorganization
The job from hell : a woman's job description
The emotional legacy : shame and guilt
Secondary effects : underachievement and a depressed mood
A third secondary effect : relationships and self protection
Are you friendship challenged? : getting back on the road to relationships
Finding your way : self-assessment and paths to diagnosis
Cases of mistaken identity : diagnostic difficulties for women
Solden's "MESST" model of treatment : medication, education, strategies, support, and therapy
The beginning of the "MESST" medication
"Let's get physical" : women's treatment issues
The middle of the "MESST" : education and strategies
The rest of the middle of the "MESST" : support
The end of the "MESST" : therapy
Essay : diamonds in the rough
From chaos to creation : learning to embrace disorganization
Are you staying or going? : restructuring your work life
Shake, rattle, and roles : restructuring your personal life
Yours, mine, and ours : renegotiating relationships
One of a kind : redefining your self-image
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