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Vermilion, January 2019
Softcover, 368 pages
19.8cm × 12.6cm × 2.3cm

Scattered Minds The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder

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Bestselling author and clinician Gabor Mate proposes a radical new theory on the ADD epidemic

Scattered Minds explodes the myth of attention deficit disorder as genetically based - and offers real hope and advice for children and adults who live with the condition.

Gabor Mate is a revered physician who specializes in neurology, psychiatry and psychology - and himself has ADD. With wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds is a must-read for parents - and for anyone interested how experiences in infancy shape the biology and psychology of the human brain.

Scattered Minds-

  • Demonstrates that ADD is not an inherited illness, but a reversible impairment and developmental delay

  • Explains that in ADD, circuits in the brain whose job is emotional self-regulation and attention control fail to develop in infancy - and why

  • Shows how 'distractibility' is the psychological product of life experience

  • Allows parents to understand what makes their ADD children tick, and adults with ADD to gain insights into their emotions and behaviours

  • Expresses optimism about neurological development even in adulthood

  • Presents a programme of how to promote this development in both children and adults

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