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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Such an insightful book As a therapist this book and Dr Mates work is absolutely game changing.

I wanted to call someone or shout from the rooftop after every page because I felt so enlightened. Scattrred myself nor my kids are diagnosed with add. May 30, Pages Buy.

This book is becoming my bible! His father was gone somet This book had an unusual perspective towards ADD. Stanley Rosenbery, Benjamin Shield – foreword Narrated by: Written from the inside by scatttered 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.

You can kill two birds with this one book: My therapist recommended I read scattere book on the topic, Scattered Minds: Also by Gabor Mate. Also by Gabor Mate, M. To illustrate his perspective, he talks about his own early childhood.

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So his point isn’t that medication and behavioral treatments are useless, as that they are better done with a focus on relationship and particularly on attachment difficulties.

Awareness and knowledge about how to Everyone should read this book, regardless of whether or not you think you, yourself, have AD H D or know someone who may struggle with the symptoms.

Gabor Mate’s approach to Attention Deficit Disorder is radically different from many, as he builds a salient case for our socio-emotional environment plays a key role in both the cause and treatment of this ggabor, with genetic factors important but insufficient.

Mate’s moving and gbor narrative on ADD does a solid job of introducing a controversial topic in a way that is equally as appealing to someone completely unfamiliar with the condition as it would be to someone who has been living with it for their entire lives whether diagnosed or not; and he does so with empathy and compassion.


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Wes pulls no punches in confronting the cognitive, social, emotional, and academic pitfalls people with ADD face every day. I look at parenting in a radically different way. Opens up for understanding, compassion and curiosity as means of healing instead of a quick fix. Looking for More Great Reads? Levine, Maggie Kline Narrated by: See all books by Gabor Mate, M. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

But the description of how anxiety arises in kids and how the attachment relationship can be disturbed are just so valuable. Jul 27, Pages. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Those things are challenges for everyone, but they are excruciating for someone who has the misfortune of a certain set of developmental sensitivities and brain function challenges.

Can we trust our memories? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I could go on. After graduating with a B. From the little bit of time I’ve spent with her, it seems like a definite possibility, but everyone who has ADD has different experiences and “symptoms.

I’m a better mom in every way. And the more a family is sucked into the emotional state of the ADD child, the less the child learns to regulate this feelings — he feels them magnified rather than soothed by the reaction of the other family members.

Scatterex recently, he has written about his experiences working with addicts in In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts.

View all 13 comments. Mate’s books, each one of them has been really illuminating and given me a great deal of food for thought. You can be smart, and feel scattered. I have many insights into how I act, and what my needs are from this insightful reference.

Many of his patients suffer from mental illness, drug addiction and HIV, or all three. Mate warns against placing too much emphasis on treating ADD with medication only and offers us his common sense recommendations for healing one’s relationship with their ADD child, or ADD selves, the most important of which being to create an environment of unconditional positive regard without which it is impossible for the person living with ADD to fully heal emotionally.


Scattered minds is no different. In Trauma and Memorybest-selling author Dr. It asks and answers an intriguing question: Must read for parents even from non add kids Neither myself nor my kids are diagnosed with add. Overall lovely book for anyone who’s into mental health and mindfulness No trivia or quizzes yet. I have recommended this book since I started reading it the audio version was great to have!!

Drawing on a decade of research and clinical experience, psychotherapist and educator David Treleaven shows that mindfulness meditation – practiced without an awareness of trauma – can exacerbate symptoms of traumatic stress. I would enthusiastically recommend Scattered to anyone touched by ADD—adults, parents, and professionals.

Publisher’s Summary 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 don’t think I’d be the way 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 ridiculous, that insists on fast and “good enough” over the spacious reflection and full consideration that engenders much better than good enough He presents it not as a discrete phenomenon confined to a weak-willed few but as a continuum that runs through and even underpins our society.

Together, the leading editors and contributors comprehensively examine how trauma affects an individual’s biology, conceptions of the world, and psychological functioning. Jul 07, Willa rated it really liked it Shelves: