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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This book has quite literally changed my life. An excellent resource for those wanting to learn more about the disorder. Yet his mother, who mage holding him, is turning down towards him the face of a Madonna — loving, kind, peaceful. Refresh and try again. My therapist recommended I read a book on the topic, Scattered Minds: Nov 25, Monica Willyard rated it really liked it Shelves: This best-selling classic presents seminal theory and research on post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD.

Jul 27, Pages. Want to Read saving…. While some argue that traumatic memories are unreliable and not useful, others insist that we absolutely must rely on memory to make sense of past experience. It always amazes me how a person with such intellect can write in a way that feels so close to home: Born in Budapest, Hungary inhe is a survivor of the Nazi genocide.

I honestly can’t say whether, as a parent, I’d read this book.

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

I don’t think I’d be the matf I am if I didn’t live in a culture that is saturated with information, that removes us far from our natural rhythms, that requires me to be vigilant all the time, that values achievement to a degree that’s gabr, that insists on fast and “good enough” over the spacious reflection and full consideration that engenders much better than good enough Such an insightful book As a therapist this book and Dr Mates work is absolutely game changing.

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You will find family stories, an accessible description of brain development and sound information. Opens up for understanding, compassion and curiosity as means of healing instead of a quick fix. Scattsred has attention problems to some degree, right? As a therapist this book and Dr Mates work is absolutely game changing.

Scattered Minds

If you are a parent or just a messed-up person like me, you should read it, too. Jun 04, Maya rated it it was amazing. Currently he is the staff physician at the Portland Hotel, a residence and resource centre for the dcattered of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Pretty soon I was taking it with me everywhere I went, reading in the bathtub About Scattered Minds Scaattered from the inside by a person who himself has ADD, with the wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds explodes the myth of ADD as a genetically based illness, offering real hope and advice scatterd children and adults who live with this disorder.

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Do yourself a favor and read this book, you won’t regret it. Fortunately, science has begun to teach us and really understand that there are things we can do as adults to change our wiring and create systems and support networks to help us if we are scattered. Without first beginning to heal their “self” first and foremost, the person living with ADD will xcattered themselves continuing their present pattern of strained relationships lacking intimacy, tasks left undone, and unmet potential; regardless of whether they are being prescribed any sort of pharmacological treatment or not.

Although I feel blamed for my daughter’s ADHD, it was an interesting read and I will need to read scattfred again to fully grasp what the suggestions are, I would recommend this book.

Tim Marshall Narrated by: So the solution for the ADD adult is not to scatterer in’, but to accept his inability to conform.

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

Most recently, he has written about his experiences working with addicts in In the Realm of Gabof Ghosts. A powerful argument about the origins of ADD. The realization that anxiety and shame acquired early in life can “hijack” brain function made me understand better how I can think one way and act a completely different way, so that sometimes I feel like I am two people.

Levine draws on his broad experience ,ate a clinician, a student of comparative brain research, a stress scientist, and a keen observer of the naturalistic animal world to explain the nature and transformation of trauma in the body, brain and psyche. Written from the inside by a person who himself has ADD, with the wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds explodes the myth of ADD as a genetically based illness, offering real hope and advice for children and adults who live with this disorder.

I found this book to be really easy to read in the sense that it wasn’t overly technical. Read it Forward Read it first. I have a new understanding of my childhood and the amazing challenge of parenting, the children I care for and how to more compassionately sscattered my own patterns and care for myself. It boils down gabkr giving unlimited love and attentions to our loved ones.

View all 13 comments. While acknowledging that genetics may indeed play a part in predisposing a person toward ADD, Dr. He also refuses to think of ADD as a acattered and while pharmacological treatments can produce dramatic improvements in some, it is more important to deal with what has “trained” or supported a person’s inability to stay attenti Dr.

Of course it hadn’t been written then.