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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (106 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gina Pera Narrator: Pam Ward Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781452675404
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The science has been clear since 1994, when Adult ADHD was declared a medical diagnosis. Still, the public harbors misconceptions, and that means millions suffer needlessly. And that includes millions of couples who can't understand why their lives together are so hard-sometimes despite many attempts at couples therapy. Everyone knows someone with adult ADHD. Yet we misattribute the symptoms to anxiety, depression, or even laziness, selfishness, or moodiness. Moreover, we assume ADHD means "little boys with ants in their pants." In fact, childhood hyperactivity goes "underground" as the person matures, resulting in a mentally restless state. Meticulously researched by award-winning journalist Gina Pera, Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? is a comprehensive guide to recognizing the behaviors where you least expect them (on the road and in the bedroom, for example) and developing compassion for couples wrestling with unrecognized ADHD symptoms. It also offers the latest information from top experts, plenty of real-life details, and easy-to-understand guidelines for finding the best treatment options and practical solutions. The revolutionary message is one of hope for millions of people-and a joyous opportunity for a better life. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Insightful, helpful, witty, and very practical. This book can change your life.”

    Daniel G. Amen, MD, author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

  • “I can safely predict it will become as much an ‘industry standard’ as Driven to Distraction.”

    David Edelberg, MD, medical director, Whole Health Chicago

  • Insightful, helpful, witty, and very practical. This book can change your life. Daniel G. Amen, M.D., author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gaijinmama | 1/9/2014

    " This is the first book I've found that deals with the problems of living with a partner who has and possibly refuses to admit s/he has ADHD. A must-read if you or someone you love is living with this condition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 1/5/2014

    " Though it reads like a textbook at times, this book is invaluable for partners of those who have ADHD. I would give it six stars if I could, based on how helpful it has been in shedding light on how ADHD works, affects on relationships, medication/therapy and other ways to manage together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 1/2/2014

    " Great one. A real eye opener for me. Thought I knew about ADD but I was totally ignorant to it. This book needs to be read by all couples. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 11/15/2013

    " This is a complete book for someone who has ADD or someone who lives with someone who has ADD. Helps to unravel the myths and facts about ADD and how to cope. Encouragement and support for those diagnosed with ADD and those whose partners have ADD. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 11/14/2013

    " A lot of description and not much prescription "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 11/11/2013

    " I have to rate it %, she mentioned me in the acknowledgments! :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 3/11/2013

    " A great read for those with ADHD or for family and partners. This book is filled with lots of great information and research to back it up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 2/2/2013

    " Great. Full of practical advice that eliminates the drama. Great strategies for any couple or any relationship, but especially for ADHD. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Giordano | 1/9/2013

    " It was an eye-opener to the world of Adult ADD. I think this is an excellent resource for anyone with Adult ADD or anyone in a relationship with someone who has Adult ADD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/25/2012

    " Deep breath...pretty enlightening. Might even say life changing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 10/4/2012

    " I purchased about 5 books on adult ADHD and this one has been the most successful in keeping my attention haha it's very informative and has great ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 9/25/2012

    " This book helped me understand a lot about what my husband has been going thru. It made me feel better about how I was feeling about his ADD and how I wasn't dealing with it very well at the time. I highly recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamara Dever | 9/15/2012

    " A phenomenal book for anyone living with ADHD in their home or family. Written by a true expert in the field who cares deeply for the well-being of people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 8/14/2012

    " Great book to introduce those affected by but not diagnosed with ADHD. I thought some sections were a bit demonstrative to the ADHD-diagnosed, but I am admittedly helping someone who is not on the extreme of the spectrum. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juliana Haught | 6/11/2012

    " A must-read for anyone who thinks their spouse, parent, or other adult relative might have ADD or ADHD. "

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About the Author

Gina Pera is a San Francisco–based freelance journalist. Her work producing special issues for USA Weekend won the prestigious Best Magazine Edition award from the Association for Women in Communications and a Unity Award in Media. A nationally known advocate for ADHD awareness and effective treatment standards, she writes two blogs about ADHD: ADHDPartner.org and ADHDRollerCoaster.org.

About the Narrator

Pam Ward found her true calling reading books for the blind and physically handicapped for the Library of Congress’ Talking Books program. The fact that she can work with Blackstone Audio from the beauty of the mountains of Southern Oregon is an unexpected bonus. She has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards.