Scattered Minds : The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder-9781785042218

Scattered Minds : The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder by Mate, Gabor

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Author: Mate, Gabor

Popular medicine & health

Published on 3 January 2019 by Ebury Publishing (Vermilion) in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 368 pages
127 x 195 x 29 | 254g

Scattered Minds explodes the myth of attention deficit disorder as genetically based - and offers real hope and advice for children and adults who live with the condition. Gabor Mate is a revered physician who specializes in neurology, psychiatry and psychology - and himself has ADD. 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.

Scattered Minds:-

Demonstrates that ADD is not an inherited illness, but a reversible impairment and developmental delay-

Explains that in ADD, circuits in the brain whose job is emotional self-regulation and attention control fail to develop in infancy - and why-

Shows how 'distractibility' is the psychological product of life experience-

Allows parents to understand what makes their ADD children tick, and adults with ADD to gain insights into their emotions and behaviours-

Expresses optimism about neurological development even in adulthood-

Presents a programme of how to promote this development in both children and adults