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Attention Deficit Disorder – Thomas Brown

Book review

Dr Brown is a world leader in ADHD research

Not a great fan of the title “Attention Deficit Disorder: the Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults”, since our many of us with ADHD focus very well, just not on the right things! Dr Brown presents perhaps the clearest and most accurate model of the executive dysfunction model, broken down into six categories of

  1. Organising, prioritizing and activating to work
  2. Focussing, sustaining and shifting attention to tasks
  3. Regulating alertness, sustaining and processing speed
  4. Managing frustration and regulating emotions
  5. Utilising working memory and accessing recall
  6. Monitoring and self-regulating action.

A clear, readable and practical book, with information on how to recognize and treat the disorder. The book draws on recent findings in neuroscience and case histories from his clinical practice.

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ADHD Coach, Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis is an ADHD Coach, writer and founder of SimplyWellbeing. He has over ten thousand hours and fifteen years of experience in coaching ADHD executives, business professionals and creatives. His expertise with ADHD is personal, with decades of his own experience, bringing up an ADHD child, running a large support group and in coaching clients often for years He has published his writing via this website and has ADHD online courses in development. His business expertise comes from a twenty years career in software, from programming, through marketing, sales and running a few start-ups.

Further reading

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A helpful guide for couples where one partner is ADHD
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A comprehensive look at childhood ADHD through the perspective of executive functions
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Great book by a fellow ADHD coach with some very practical strategies
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