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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If you are a parent or just a messed-up person like me, you should read it, too. I look at parenting in a radically different way.

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Our earliest relationships affect us well into adulthood. Everything that didn’t make sense, makes sense. I feel like my entire life makes sense now: Publisher’s Summary Written from the inside by a person who himself has ADD, with the wisdom gained through years sacttered 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.

But I wish it had. I’ve become a bit of an evangelist about this book, since I see things so differently now. If you want to get some insight onto a child with ADHD or oppositional behavior, scatteredd out this book. Mate’s writing style is engaging and easy to take in.

Really is a book gqbor should make time for! This is going to sound like an infomercial, but, really, this book has changed my life.

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

There is hope, and scattered is what matters. Since the attachment theory seems very plausible to me, I find his writings very convincing. Mate had looked into my innermost self and mirrored back at me many of the experiences and the feelings from my life that have gone unspoken of because I never quite knew how to explain them.


Former medical columnist for the Globe… More about Gabor Mate. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Of course it hadn’t been written then.

Mate’s perspectives on mental health issues are refreshing and intelligent. By understanding the dynamics that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed. Jun 10, Kristen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: In Trauma and Memorybest-selling author Dr. Open Preview See a Problem? He shows a picture of himself as a young baby Mate’s emphasis is that no one solution helps all people with ADD, but scattred while treating the symptoms it is good to look for the root causes.

This is one of the most useful books I have ever read. Stay in Touch Sign up.

Levine draws on his broad experience as 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 gaor the body, brain and psyche. You will find family stories, an accessible description of brain development and sound information.

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

I would have picked up on some of her tension, and that might have inadvertently led to some of the depression issues I struggle with today. The point is that even though his mother loved him and took the best care of him that a mother could, the times were incredibly stressful and that infants are deeply influenced by their mother’s state of mind, even if the mother is loving and caring.

Schwartz PhD Narrated by: Amen, MD was one of the first to identify that there are multiple types beyond just purely hyperactive or inattentive ADD, each requiring a different treatment.


He also refuses to think of ADD as a “disease” 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 attentive to important tasks, than to generate endorphins with methylphenidate Ritalin, Concerta, et al. Mate’s moving and heartfelt 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.

The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorderbefore our next session for discussion, because she strongly thought I might have ADD, and this book might give me some insight. Our brains still have the ability to grow and change pathways.

Relevant for anyone interested in family dynamics and personal growth. Jul 31, Sara rated it it was amazing. It’s been a life-altering process, and a strangely liberating one. Not to mention my peek into the mind of the ADD boyfriend!

Scattered Minds

At the end of the appointment I promised her I would talk to my physician about a diagnosis. Levine, Ann Frederick Narrated by: Never crossed my mind. Stay in Touch Sign up. There seems to be no one defining trait of ADD, as stuff like hyperactivity, emotional instability or low self-esteem can come from a variety of mental disorders. Neither myself nor my kids are diagnosed with add.

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