Women with Attention Deficit Disorder is an invaluable guide to understanding the lives of women with ADD. Ms. Solden examines several possible journeys of such women, beginning in their early childhoods and following them to middle-age. She illustrates common differences between the experiences of men and women with ADD. She coaches her readers through the processes of self-diagnosis, third-party professional diagnosis, treatment and long-term progress. Ms. Solden is a clear writer, making difficult concepts accessible to ADD patients, their families, friends, coworkers and support network. She is profoundly sympathetic to ADD patients because she herself lives with ADD.
I reviewed the 1995 edition of this book because it is the edition I have read. I can only imagine that “Women with Attention Deficit Disorder: Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life,” published on October 1, 2012, is even more powerful because Ms. Solden will have incorporated the most recent research on the causes, diagnosis and treatment of ADD into her work.
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