Smart But Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD

Smart But Stuck Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD Compelling stories that present a new view of ADHD Smart but Stuck offers true and compelling stories about intelligent capable teens and adults who have gotten stuck at school work and or in so

  • Title: Smart But Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD
  • Author: Thomas E. Brown
  • ISBN: 9781118279281
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Compelling stories that present a new view of ADHD Smart but Stuck offers 15 true and compelling stories about intelligent, capable teens and adults who have gotten stuck at school, work, and or in social relationships because of their ADHD Dr Brown highlights the often unrecognized role that emotions play in this complex disorder He explains why even very bright peoCompelling stories that present a new view of ADHD Smart but Stuck offers 15 true and compelling stories about intelligent, capable teens and adults who have gotten stuck at school, work, and or in social relationships because of their ADHD Dr Brown highlights the often unrecognized role that emotions play in this complex disorder He explains why even very bright people with ADHD get stuck because they can focus well on some tasks that interest them, but often can t focus adequately on other important tasks and relationships.The first book to explain and illustrate the crucial role of emotions in the daily functioning of those living with ADHD Brown, Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention Related Disorders, is an internationally known authority on ADHDDrawing on the latest research findings, the book describes strategies and treatments for getting unstuck to move on to a rewarding and productive life.

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    1. After an introduction that explains the different facets of executive functioning and how ADHD deficits in EF may manifest themselves, this book uses case studies of teens and young adults to illustrate how even smart people can become stuck, or even fall apart completely, when those deficits keep them from meeting certain challenges of everyday life. The focus on emotion is what makes this book different from many others on the topic. All the explanations and practical tips in the world can fai [...]

    2. This is a great book, especially if you are trying to understand a young adult with ADHD, who is struggling with adult life after a successful childhood. Dr. Brown does not have a magic bullet answer, but does shed light on how and why very intelligent people hit a point (especially in university) when they fall apart. He also, gives examples of how he or she can, through therapy and medication, become successful (or not) in managing their ADHD. I enjoyed how Dr. Brown illustrated his position u [...]

    3. Psychiatrist shares stories about bright people who are struggling to cope with ADHD. Most of them are diagnosed as a teenager or adult, and discusses how intelligence and ADHD aren't related. These stories were very relatable and I can see some patterns I've fallen into. There are some good suggestions and I have some ideas on how to better manage my ADHD. Recommended for anyone with ADHD.

    4. ADHD is not a death sentence or something to cause hopelessness in life. This is a great resource to help you reach your potential.

    5. After an evaluation by an ADHD specialist, I was diagnosed last year at the age of 33 with ADHD: Inattentive Type. Along with the shock and validation came a litany of skeptics, friends and family (and even therapists) who fail to understand that not everyone with ADHD fits the hyperactive, loud, chaotic stereotype. I have always lived in quiet chaos, hidden from the rest of the world thanks to an intelligence that allowed me to coast through high school. I didn't succeed because I could pay att [...]

    6. I was expecting something different. Sort of how does the nervous system sensitization (like the one described by Dr. Elaine Aron in her "Highly Sensitive Person") relate to the ADD. Whether there is a connection, and if yes, whether it's bidirectional? The word "emotions" in title tempted me to read the book, but what I got was only a general well-known knowledge on ADD, mixed with different stories about people having the disorder: nothing new.I have a strong feeling that those two are extreme [...]

    7. A book of case studies of bright individuals with ADHD, many who have a failure to launch. Interesting, as I have a bright child who very much struggles with executive function. The book helped me to think of preparations as he completes high school and enters college. The difficult part of the book is that Brown clearly works in a wealthy area of the country, and his solutions for many of the families he works with are not attainable for the average person (such as moving to another town for th [...]

    8. This feels like a biography of my lifeThis was truly insightful, intelligent and compassionate. So much more than the usual bullet point issues regarding ADHD. I want everyone in my family to read this as I recognized all of them in these study cases. Myself, my mother, my father, my brother, my husband and now my two step children. The issues regarding social anxiety was especially insightful for me as I look at my own life, and for my brother.The hidden issues of OCD was so enlightening in reg [...]

    9. This was not as helpful as some other ADHD books I’ve read. The cases mentioned all required intensive therapy and medication. While I understand that may be required, I was looking for tools that I could use and implement in addition to medication and therapy.

    10. İts obvious that this book is sponsored by pharmaceutical companies.Its a wrong guidance for people that deals with DEHB in a serious way because its showing us without medicals we cant overcome these problems.

    11. Great examples of a variety of people and how they each experienced ADHD. What worked for them and what didn't. This deals with relationships, education, jobs, etc.

    12. Describes various individual experiences with ADHD. Good content but best to skim for relevant chapters.

    13. series of case studies. decent info and acknowledges older clients. little variation in economic pressures. demographics seem similar.

    14. I didn't really think this book captured the emotional aspect of experiencing ADHD as well as it could have.

    15. Most people have lots of difficulty understanding what it means to get stuck. The author of this book gets it. He presents case studies from his own practice and talks about how he treated those individuals.He is a psychologist in the USA and most of patients are young adults or teenagers. However, towards the end of the book I just gave up on caring about what I was reading because he really didn't provide useful solutions that I could implement. He is against smoking marijuana, despite working [...]

    16. There is definitely power in providing case studies for readers to learn from, and this is what Thomas Brown has done in spades. I've read a lot about ADHD in the past year, trying to really understand the nuances of this syndrome, and this book really spells out over and over again how it affects everyday life for those who deal with it on a daily basis. I'm reading this because I have a college aged son who is having many of the same issues mentioned in the book -- and I don't think I would ha [...]

    17. It was interesting and enlightening to hear these case studies of people with ADHD. However - the level of privilege everyone had was really distracting to me! They were all about college. Not even normal college but competitive out-of-state private colleges. Where they do that at? There were folks who wanted to be treated by Dr. Brown but they didn't live near his office so they RENTED APARTMENTS NEAR HIS OFFICE. What kind of world is that?So, ya, it was Ok to listen to and I think it will incr [...]

    18. The book I have been longing forThis is the book I have been looking for! this book is incredibly helpful, and real. The focus on executive function and emotion makes sense, creates insights and resonates deeply with my lived experience. The stories are touching and targeted, and help the reader access both research and the layers of ADHD in a way that makes you think and feel differently. This is clearly the work of a wise, dedicated researcher and human being.

    19. The lack of testimonials from the 45+ year old crowd was disappointing but I still found all of testimonials helpful. I would recommend this for both ADHD patients and family/friends of patients with ADHD.

    20. The book conveyed ADHD in a story-telling format which makes it easier to understand ADHD symptoms, what people with ADHD feel and go through, how to appreciate the agony they face and how to support them and bring the best out of them.

    21. Has a really good explanation of working memory and how it impacts emotions in people with ADHD. Very enlightening.

    22. Interesting book that features a series of vignettes about people with ADHD (and other mental health problems). A huge strength of this book is how it clearly identifies how emotions are impacted by ADHD in a way that I have not seen discussed in any other books about ADHD. This book is probably most appropriate for clinicians who are new to learning about ADHD and will appeal less to clients or other lay people.

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