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Taking Charge of Adult ADHD
Proven Strategies to Succeed at Work, at Home, and in Relationships



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ISBN 9781606233382
Published August 16, 2010 by Guilford Press
294 Pages

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This book has been replaced by Taking Charge of Adult ADHD, Second Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-4685-5.

Table of Contents

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Introduction

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Step One. To Get Started, Get Evaluated

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1. Is It Possible That You Have ADHD?

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2. Can You Handle the Problem on Your Own?

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3. Where Can You Go to Get Help?

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4. What Do You Need for the Evaluation?

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5. What Will the Evaluation Tell You?

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Step Two. Change Your Mindset: Know and Own Your ADHD

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6. Know Your ADHD

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7. Resisting Impulses: The First Step in Self-Control

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8. Self-Control: How to Get What You Want

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9. Executive Functions: The Abilities That Make Up Self-Control . . . and More

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10. The Nature of ADHD and How You Can Master It

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11. Own Your ADHD

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Step Three. Change Your Brain: Medications for Mastering ADHD

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12. Why It Makes Sense to Try Medication

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13. The Stimulants

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14. The Nonstimulants

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15. What to Expect from Treatment

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Step Four. Change Your Life: Everyday Rules for Success

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16. Rule 1: Stop the Action!

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17. Rule 2: See the Past . . . and Then the Future

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18. Rule 3: Say the Past . . . and Then the Future

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19. Rule 4: Externalize Key Information

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20. Rule 5: Feel the Future

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21. Rule 6: Break It Down . . . and Make It Matter

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22. Rule 7: Make Problems External, Physical, and Manual

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23. Rule 8: Have a Sense of Humor!

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Step Five. Change Your Situation: Mastering ADHD in Specific Areas of Your Life

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24. Education

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25. Work

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26. Money

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27. Relationships

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28. Driving, Health, and Lifestyle Risks

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29. Other Mental and Emotional Problems

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30. Drugs and Crime

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Appendix. A Closer Look at ADHD Symptoms

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