Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Gabor Maté believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in. In this breakthrough guide to understanding, treating, and healing Attention Deficit Disorder, Dr. Gabor Maté, an adult with ADD and the father. Written from the inside by a person who himself has ADD, with the wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds explodes.

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Refresh and try again. With wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds is a must-read for parents – and for anyone interested how experiences in infancy shape the biology and psychology of the human brain.

Healing Add Daniel Amen. We are experiencing technical difficulties. I felt like he could have been talking about me in many of the scenarios he described.

He draws heavily on his own experience with the disorder, as both an ADD sufferer and the parent of three diagnosed children. I don’t think I’d be the way I am if I didn’t live in a culture that is saturated with information, that removes us far from our natural rhythms, that requires me to be vigilant all the time, that values achievement to a degree that’s ridiculous, that insists on fast and “good enough” over the spacious reflection and full consideration that engenders much better than good enough Dec 02, Kelly rated it it was amazing Shelves: Review Text “Rare and refreshing.

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It always amazes me how a person with such intellect can write in a way that feels so close to home: Also by Gabor Mate, M. My immediate family has ADD members and I did find this book insightful and useful. And I think that chapter has great information for all parents. He draws heavily on his own experience with the disorder, as both an ADD sufferer and the parent of three diagnosed children.

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This is a most readable “meta-work” that elegantly synthesizes many important insights into developmental disorders, parental challenges and our shared cultural attention deficit trajectory.

Although I cannot do much about the home environment, I can choose scatteed stay calmer at school. Brain Maker David Perlmutter. He emigrated to Canada with his family in The Happiness Trap Russ Harris. He was born in eastern Europe injust before the Germans occupied. In Scattered, he describes the painful realities of ADD gagor its effect on children as well as on career and social paths in adults.

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If you get nothing else out of this book, get scxttered as a parent: They were raised under identical conditions, yet I am supposed to believe I was a shitty parent to one and not the other.

If you are a parent or just a messed-up person like me, you should read it, too. It should be no suprise that the narrow perspective of the medical model misses a great deal and can undermine true recovery.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. His father was gone somet This book had an unusual perspective towards ADD. I probably would, and then spend a week crying, but ultimately be really glad to have the knowledge, and then call it up every time I fail my child as proof of my inadequacy, and then be grateful for the knowledge it’s given me to support my child well His other book, “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts” has even more fantastic advice for those of us with addictive behaviors, though it’s a thick chunk of a book which might lose some readers for its size alone.


Your Bones Lara Pizzorno. If you or your children are affected, I highly recommend this book.

Feb 23, whalesister rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 05, John rated it it was amazing. So his point isn’t that medication and behavioral treatments are useless, as that they are better done with a focus on relationship and particularly on attachment difficulties.

Scattered Minds

View all 4 comments. A friend of mine who is a parent asked me about this book, and this is what I told her. Never crossed my mind.

Many of his patients suffer from mental illness, drug addiction and HIV, or all scatteged. His maternal grandparents were killed in Auschwitz when he was five months old, his aunt disappeared during the war, and his father endured forced labour at the hands of the Nazis.