Lidia Zylowska, MD, is a psychiatrist specializing in mindfulness-based approaches to mental health. She is a cofounder and faculty member at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC). A recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Fellowship, Dr. Zylowska also maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles, where she treats adults with attention deficits.
This treatment program offers effective strategies that follow an empirically-supported treatment approach. The therapist guide provides clinicians with effective means of teaching clients skills that have been scientifically tested and shown to help adults cope with ADHD. The step-by-step, session-by-session descriptions are a practical resource for therapists who deliver the treatment to clients with ADHD. The intervention described in the client workbook contains all of the necessary information for participating in a practical, tested, and effective cognitive-behavioral intervention for adults with ADHD and residual symptoms not full treated by medications alone. (BOOK)
Using breakthrough diagnostic techniques, Amen has discovered six distinct types of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), each requiring a different treatment. With recommendations for treatments, this revolutionary approach can lead sufferers of ADD to a normal, fully-functional life. (BOOK)
Hallowell and Ratey survey the current medical landscape concerning ADD, combining their own clinical observations with the latest research to paint a much more complex and, in many ways, positive picture of the condition than has generally been presented. Hallowell and Ratey, ADDers themselves, embrace the idea that success in life comes more from playing to your strengths (creativity, charisma, etc.) than overcoming your weaknesses. The authors insist that, while medication and other treatments can sometimes work wonders in reducing limitations, surrounding yourself with people who promote these positive traits, be they in your personal or professional life, is the single most important element to living well with ADD. (BOOK)
Millions of children and adults tell themselves or are told by others to stop procrastinating, start concentrating, sit still, finish what they started, and get organized. But what appears to be a matter of self-discipline is for many a neurological problem. Hallowell and Ratey reveal the impact precise diagnosis and treatment can have. Focusing on Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) as a life-long neurological problem that affects adults as well as children, this definitive book describes the various forms ADD takes, how professionals distinguish ADD patterns from “unacceptable” behavior, and how medication and behavior modification techniques can balance its negative and positive aspects. (BOOK)