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You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!

The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

About The Book

A revised and updated edition of the classic self-help book that has served as a lifeline to the millions of adults who have ADHD!

With over a quarter million copies in print, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! is one of the bestselling books on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder ever written. There is a great deal of literature about children with ADHD, but what do you do if you have ADHD and aren't a child anymore? This indispensable reference—the first of its kind written for adults with ADHD by adults with ADHD—focuses on the experiences of adults, offering updated information, practical how-tos, and moral support to help readers deal with ADHD. It also explains the diagnostic process that distinguishes ADHD symptoms from normal lapses in memory, lack of concentration or impulsive behavior, offering guidance on how your reframe our view of ADHD and embrace its benefits. Here's what's new:
  • The new ADHD medications and their effectiveness
  • The effects of ADHD on human sexuality
  • The differences between male and female ADHD—including falling estrogen levels and its impact on cognitive function
  • The power of meditation
  • ADHD coaching tricks and tips

And the book still includes the tried-and-true advice about:

  • Achieving balance by analyzing one's strengths and weaknesses
  • Getting along in groups, at work and in intimate and family relationships—including how to decrease discord and chaos
  • Learning the mechanics and methods for getting organized and improving memory
  • Seeking professional help, including therapy and medication

About The Authors

Kate Kelly (1950-2012) was the coauthor of two bestselling books, You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?! and The ADDed Dimension. An advanced practice mental health nurse with over thirty years’ experience as a family, group, and individual therapist, she was a legendary pioneer in the world of Adult ADHD and founded the ADDed Dimension Coaching Group.

Peggy Ramundo is a revered ADHD coach and speaker who has been working professionally with ADHD adults for over thirty years. A senior Tele-Class leader for the world’s first ADHD coach training program with the Optimal Functioning Institute, Peggy also served as OFI’s Director of Training. Peggy coauthored the bestselling books, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! and The ADDed Dimension.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Scribner (April 25, 2006)
  • Length: 464 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743288941

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Raves and Reviews

“Refreshing, engaging, humorous, and true. The title alone makes this a book to remember…Should help anyone affected by ADD.” —Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., coauthor of Driven to Distraction and ADHD 2.0

“A much-needed addition to the ADD bookshelf.” —John J. Ratey, M.D., coauthor of Driven to Distraction and ADHD 2.0

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