When an Adult You Love Has ADHD: Professional Advice for Parents, Partners, and Siblings
Publication Date: 09/01/2016
Publsher: American Psychological Association
Description: In this book ADHD expert Dr. Russell Barkley explains the science behind ADHD and how you can tell if your spouse, partner, friend, adult child, or sibling may have it. He shows how to guide your loved one toward the right treatment, and what to do if he or she doesn't want treatment.
Adults with ADHD can be successful, achieve their goals, and live out big dreams and you can help. You can set boundaries to manage your own emotional and financial stress, too. Here you will learn practical steps for helping your loved one accept and manage their disorder, and pursue paths in life where ADHD might not pose such a big problem.
Book Review: This is a wonderful, much-needed book specifically for the spouse/partner or family member of an adult with ADHD. It provides important background information for understanding and recognizing the condition and its treatment. It insightfully discusses the panoply of feelings such as frustration, guilt, or discouragement, evoked by ADHD in a loved one. It goes on to address such important practical matters as how to talk to a loved one about getting professional help for ADHD, helping your loved one understand and accept ADHD, and advice for living with an adult with ADHD, The book is written in a conversational, easy to read style. In short, I have no doubt that this book will be enormously helpful for anyone who has a loved one with adult ADHD.
- Mary V. Solanto, Ph.D. (Member, ABCT)