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 of three ADD. Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder [Gabor Mate] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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The child never reaches proper “emotional differentiation”, has poor self-esteem and self regulation, and will be susceptible to developing ADD.

His radical findings – based on decades of work with patients challenged by catastrophic drug addiction and mental illness – are reframing how we view all human development. To ask other readers questions about Scatteredplease sign up. More evidence to my assertion that the behavioral sciences are less a science and more speculative conjecture mixed with and driven by studies that do not properly control enough for cultural variables.

Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It

Advancing a model of treatment as transformation through relationship, the author integrates attachment theory with neuroscience, trauma studies, relational psychotherapy, and the psychology of mindfulness. Reading is and always has been my favourite pasttime. I intend to refer back to many chapters as I attend to myself. In Scattered, he describes the painful realities of ADD and its effect on children as well as on career and social paths in adults.


LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Jul scatteted, Pages. Everyone should read this book. It boils down to giving unlimited love and attentions to our loved ones. The examples he provides, including the example of himself, as an accomplished medical practitioner and author as well as an adult living with ADD, help to dispel many of the misconceptions concerning who can have ADD or what it may look like.

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I recommend them both. So the solution for the ADD adult is not to scattere in’, but to accept his inability to conform. He tells those of us who do not have ADD… what it is like to have [it].

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Scattered Minds

I enjoyed the chapter on ‘Counterwill. I work with the public, not in the way most folk do so I thought by listening to this book I’d realise a better understanding of the individuals I meet.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. As a therapist this book and Dr Mates work is absolutely game changing.

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He draws heavily on his own experience with the disorder, as both an ADD sufferer and the parent mahe three diagnosed children. Siegel invites you on a journey to discover this revolutionary new model of human development – one that can positively transform trauma, move you from stress to calm and equanimity, and promote well-being for you, your family, or even your community. The point is that even though his mother loved him and took the best care of him that a mother could, the times were incredibly stressful and that infants are deeply influenced by their mother’s state of mind, even if the mother is loving and caring.


Give your child undivided, positive attention before they have to beg for it, or worse, take any kind of attention they can get. May 30, Pages. Another Amazon reviewer nailed why: But I didn’t fit into that stereotypical idea of a hyperactive problem-child ADHD kid, and I was extremely ignorant about the disorder, so, yeah, why would I associate myself with it?

Nevertheless, the author defines ADD when enough of these factors add up to be detrimental to the person.

Read beautifully like it was from the author. If you or your children are affected, I highly recommend this book. Our brains still have the ability to grow and change pathways.

I feel like my entire life makes sense now: McFarlane, Lars Weisaeth Narrated by: It should be no suprise that the narrow perspective of the medical model misses a great deal and can undermine true recovery. So I found it very helpful just to get a better understanding of humans in general.

What really causes depression and anxiety – and how can we really solve them? Would you listen to Scattered Minds again?