Beyond ADHD by Robert Yehling audiobook

Beyond ADHD: Overcoming the Label and Thriving

By Robert Yehling  and Jeff Emmerson
Read by David Colacci

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9.87 Hours Unabridged
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Beyond ADHD weaves Jeff Emmerson's personal story of his ADHD diagnosis, exploring along the way the latest medical, scientific, and societal explanations and tools for managing and living with the condition. Including interviews with a number of experts at the forefront of next-generation ADHD diagnostics and treatment, he questions the cookie-cutter way ADHD is commonly diagnosed and treated. Suggesting that the list of symptoms often used to identify ADHD can be attributed to many other disorders and conditions, he explores how and why ADHD diagnoses have increased by 50% in the last ten years. Emmerson advocates a different approach to ADHD, arguing that it should be a diagnosis of exclusion rather than the other way around, and that we must look past the label, recognizing that individual symptoms vary and treatment plans should be better tailored to the individual. He examines mental and behavioral issues from all sides, including the possibility that nurturing—rather than trying to alter or suppress—the active, "360-degree" mind is a viable way for those diagnosed with ADHD to realize their gifts and lead purposeful lives.

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Summary

Summary

Beyond ADHD weaves Jeff Emmerson's personal story of his ADHD diagnosis, exploring along the way the latest medical, scientific, and societal explanations and tools for managing and living with the condition. Including interviews with a number of experts at the forefront of next-generation ADHD diagnostics and treatment, he questions the cookie-cutter way ADHD is commonly diagnosed and treated. Suggesting that the list of symptoms often used to identify ADHD can be attributed to many other disorders and conditions, he explores how and why ADHD diagnoses have increased by 50% in the last ten years.

Emmerson advocates a different approach to ADHD, arguing that it should be a diagnosis of exclusion rather than the other way around, and that we must look past the label, recognizing that individual symptoms vary and treatment plans should be better tailored to the individual. He examines mental and behavioral issues from all sides, including the possibility that nurturing—rather than trying to alter or suppress—the active, "360-degree" mind is a viable way for those diagnosed with ADHD to realize their gifts and lead purposeful lives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A beautiful amalgam of lived experience and first rate science writing. Helpful and inspiring for those who suffer with ADHD; essential for those who need protection from misdiagnosis and careless drug prescriptions. Allen Frances, MD, DSM-IV Task Force; and professor emeritus, Duke University School of Medicine

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Author

Author Bio: Robert Yehling

Author Bio: Robert Yehling

Robert Yehling is the author of ten books, including Just Add Water, which has been nominated for the Dorothy Gray Children’s Literature Award and an International Book Award.

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Author Bio: Jeff Emmerson

Author Bio: Jeff Emmerson

Jeff Emmerson is a mental health advocate, popular video blogger, and leading social media figure focused on reframing how we view ADHD.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 9.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English