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By Thom Hartmann

Can medications remedy consciousness Deficit affliction? Why are a few upload young children and adults extra profitable than their "normal" friends? What professions are most sensible for upload humans? during this ground-breaking ebook, writer Thom Hartmann provides a brand new and extremely welcome method of cognizance Deficit affliction. His is the 1st booklet to give an explanation for basically that upload, instead of being an issue, may very well be helpful. He sees upload victims as "hunters", completely desirous about flow, regularly tracking their surroundings and displaying brilliant bursts of power. properly approached, those features will be harnessed to create an total confident impact. those "hunters" locate themselves in our modern society surrounded through non-ADD victims or "farmers" wary, gradual and regular employees. This confident and long-awaited booklet explains how adults and kids with upload can adapt and serve as extra creatively and productively in today's global. Thom Hartmann additionally identifies upload people who have helped to alter the realm they lived in - Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin.

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Stimuli extraneous to the task at hand are easily distracting. 3. Hol ding attention to a single task or play activity is difficult. 4. Frequently will hop from one activity to another, without comple ting the first . 5. 6. Fidgets or squirms ( or feels restless mentally). 7. D oesn' t want to, or can't, wait for his or her tur n whe n involve d in group activities . Before a question is c ompletely asked, will often inte r rupt the questioner with an answer. 8. Has problems with job or chore follow-through, 9.

It's not at all a malfunction-to the contrary, it's a coherent, functioning response to a different kind of world and society than that in which many of us live. If, as you read this book, you see yourself de­ scribed, it may hit you as a revelation. I've shared this information with many ADD adults, and invariably they are startled, concerned, and ultimately pleased to finally understand one of the principal forces which have shaped their lives. This knowledge frees them to reframe the way they view their jobs, their relationships, their frustra­ tions-which are usually legion-and their goals.

But an ADD person may only hear the words- with­ out creating the mental pictures so vital to memory. They drive off to the store, repeating to themselves, "Milk, bread, juice, gas; milk, bread, juice, gas ... " until something dis­ tracts them and they lose the entire memory. This problem with auditory processing is fairly well documented among children with ADD. However, the percentage of its prevalence among the general, non­ population is unknown. It may be that ADD people are only slightly more likely to have this prob­ ADD lem, or it may be a cardinal symptom/ problem.

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