ADHD 2.0 by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey
ADHD 2.0 is Drs. Hallowell’s and Ratey’s latest collaboratively-written book. It’s the simplest of their books that I’ve read, with a focus on updating and explaining concepts Hallowell and Ratey first introduced in their fundamental Distraction series, and a second focus on providing detailed, easy-to-try tools for managing ADHD symptoms when those symptoms interfere with a person’s contentment or day-to-day life. And it’s FABULOUSLY encouraging – Hallowell and Ratey and two of the BEST clinicians in the world at teaching ADHD-abled people that their organizational weaknesses can be balanced by tremendous creative and productive strengths.
I used to immediately recommend the Distraction series whenever a client mentioned that she/he/they knew, or even just believed, that they are ADHD-diverse. I now recommend ADHD 2.0 first, then suggest going back to the Distraction works. ADHD 2.0 is a quick, less frustrating read for those with attention-overabundance issues (I’m borrowing attention-overabundance from the book, fifth paragraph of page 6 of the 2022 Ballantine Books Trade Paperback Edition). It’s good-humored, thorough, and heartbreakingly compassionate.
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