This book argues mainly that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related autistic spectrum conditions reflect states of impaired self-regulation and of enhanced need for regulatory assistance from other people. It is useful and helpful for those who personally struggle with ADHD.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Notes to the reader -- Why this book was written—and why ADHD and autistic spectrum conditions are of interest to a psychotherapist -- Some features of ADHD -- Experiencing ADHD -- Some helpful and less helpful ways of viewing people with ADHD and autistic spectrum conditions -- What is going on in the brain in ADHD? -- Principles of psychotherapy with ADHD -- The porous personality (and the “apparently normal” persona) -- The psychology and neurobiology of the autistic spectrum -- Psychotherapy with people on the autistic spectrum -- Subtle energetic aspects of ADHD: reversed and scrambled energy fields and yin–yang imbalance -- Somato–psychic fragility syndromes -- Concluding comments -- Notes on medication for ADHD -- Assessments for ADHD and autistic spectrum (Asperger’s) conditions -- Energy psychology methods for ADHD