Thomas Brown

Smart But Stuck

"Clearly written, rich in detail, and full of helpful advice, this book will be beneficial to anyone with ADHD and to those who struggle to live with, understand, and help them." Russell A. Barkley, author, Taking Charge of ADHD and Taking Charge of Adult ADHD "This book, reflecting Dr. Browns 35 years of clinical practice combined with the latest findings from affective neuroscience, is a must-read for anyone who is interested in ADHD."  James J. Gross, Ph.D., professor of psychology, Stanford University; editor, Handbook of Emotion Regulation   Smart But Stuck offers a series of true stories about intelligent, capable teens and adults who have gotten "stuck" at school, work, and/or in social relationships because of their ADHD. These moving and sometimes surprising case histories illustrate the many facets of the disorder and detail the range of strategies and treatments those with ADHD can use to get "unstuck" and move on productively with their lives. Dr. Thomas Brown, an internationally recognized authority on attention problems, highlights the often unrecognized role that emotions play in this complex disorder. As Brown shows, those with ADHD dont only struggle with controlling negative emotions like anger; because they have a hard time controlling positive emotions about certain interests and activities, its hard for those with ADHD to shift gears and pay attention to immediate needs and responsibilities. Brown explains why even very bright people with ADHD get stuckand why the smarter the individual, the less likely theyll get the help they need. He demonstrates why many with ADHD can have laser-like focus on some tasks while finding it difficult to concentrate on others. Above all, Brown details the path that those with ADHD can take to move on toward a more rewarding and productive life.
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