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Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a national health crisis that continues to grow - yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly treated illnesses today. Neuropsychiatrist Daniel G. Amen, MD was one of the first to identify that there are multiple types beyond just purely hyperactive or inattentive ADD, each requiring a different treatment. Now, in this all-new, revised edition, Dr. Amen again employs the latest medical advances in the field, including the largest brain imaging study ever completed on patients with ADD, to identify, examine, and demystify the 7 distinct types of ADD and their specific treatments.

With updated recommendations for nutraceuticals and/or medications targeted to brain type, diet, exercise, lifestyle interventions, cognitive reprogramming, parenting and educational strategies, neurofeedback, and more, Dr. Amen’s revolutionary approach provides a treatment program that can lead sufferers of ADD to a normal, peaceful, and fully functional life.

Sufferers from ADD often say, “The harder I try, the worse it gets.” Dr. Amen tells them, for the first time, why, and more importantly how to heal ADD.

©2013 Daniel G. Amen; 2014 Penguin Audio

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At last some answers!

I never knew there was more than one type of ADD. I used to feel so confused because my husband has very different symptoms from myself. We also have 4 children. The youngest diagnosed in SA as Sotos Syndrome. Then when we moved to New Zealand received a different diagnosis: Global developmental delay. He show a few Autistic traits as well. My other 3 children all show behaviour off ADD. Only my second has been diagnosed ADD and ODD. Having to live with myself and deal with my great but challenging children has been very very hard. In a recent “escape” to South Africa to catch my breath a friend told me about Dr Amen. I cannot express how grateful I am that Dr Amen and his work exists. I have new hope and have a fresh focus to help myself as well as my family. I only wish that Dr Amen had clinics in other countries as well. I not only recommend this book to people who have or think they have ADD but to everyone out there. In understanding there comes clarity, compassion and better tolerance. Thank you to Dr Amen and his team for the wonderful work you are doing to help people.

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  • Jennifer
  • 24-11-2014

Amazing Book

Daniel Amen's book on Healing ADD is excellent. I do not take just one person's expertise on such an important subject, but I feel that Dr. Amen's research must place him in a high place regarding this subject. The book is easy to listen to -- he is the narrator as well. I have a hard copy of it, important as he goes through the various lists at the end of a couple of chapters regarding treatments, etc. Highly, highly recommend this for people who do not like to read (!) but who need the information. On some devices you can speed up the narration. Grateful to have this on audio.

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  • David McCall
  • 12-08-2017

Informative, and not just a sales pitch.

You don't have to delve too deeply into the realm of ADHD materials and resources to come across Dr Amen. I first heard of him through his TED Talk, and his name keeps cropping up on various podcasts and other videos I've listened to and watched since then. I was initially really excited about his whole brain scan idea, but that excitement was gradually dampened by all the neigh-sayers out there. Ironically, Dr Amen is more balanced in his presentation of how brain scans are used to support a diagnosis, and are not used as the sole basis for a diagnosis in and of themselves. Ironic because this is the main point of most of his critics!

A very comprehensive and helpful tool, and a resource that I will no doubt refer back to many times in the future!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-05-2018

Not for me

Way too much information about brain scans. I was looking for more cut and dry information about the 7 different types. Much of the information was author patting himself on back. Made it to chapter 7 and asked for a refund.

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  • Jason
  • 06-07-2017

So much helpful information

This is the most information packed book I've ever read regarding ADD. I've been studying ADD for 20 years, reading everything recommended to me. Because of the many different suggestions and treatments outlined, I've been able to identify my specific type of ADD and properly treat it.

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  • Catherine
  • 06-05-2016

Eye opener

As a family nurse practitioner this book gave me additional insight into ADD. As a mom it gave hope and a path to pursue!!!

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  • DJ b. Bear
  • 19-10-2015

This audio book has personally changed my outlook

If you or a family member struggles with ADD this is a must read. It's a crash course in how the brain functions. For me its hard to solve an issue with out know the origin or a cause of a issue. This book gives you so much insight in to the numerous types of ADD.. This book can be the difference between writing someone off as troubled or recognizing someone needs help.

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  • igor rakuz
  • 05-12-2019

This book reads like an advertisement.

This book reads like an advertisement for a highly controversial and potentially dangerous system. Amen is a capitalist at heart more so than a healer. I’m not saying don’t read this book but take it with many grains of salt.

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  • Celia A Fournier
  • 30-06-2016

Great Resource for Understanding ADD!!!

Extremely well researched, well written, and comprehensive information presented by Dr. Daniel Amen. Thank you for all you do to help people of all ages who have ADD. Superbly narrated by John Bedford Lloyd. Bravo!

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  • david
  • 11-07-2016

Understanding ADD

Excellent book,we all need a brain scan.Many times we judge others,look down upon them,get frustrated without really understanding how their brain works and how their personality and everything they do is affected by it.This book really helps you recognize the symptoms and know what to do to help the person in need.

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  • Matthew
  • 27-12-2015

Great book in short chunks

Little difficult to stay focused but very informative going to try some of his tricks

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  • Kitty
  • 27-05-2014

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Would you listen to Healing ADD Revised Edition again? Why?

The book was full of interesting insights and suggested methods of dealing with ADD / ADHD. Even if you do not agree with many of the author's assumptions on ADHD (which I don't ) there are still a lot of helpful suggestions you can use to try and help manage ADD. I wouldn't recommend this book as an introduction to ADD / ADHD but it is worth listening to if you're looking for further information and coping strategies. The technical information in the book is easy to understand and well explained.

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  • Ms
  • 28-01-2019

Very Helpful & Informative

It's quite a lot to get through, because it's a pretty dense subject. But there's a lot of examples given, as well as corresponding supplements, medications & techniques used. One size does not fit all, & it's very eye opening to learn about the differences as well as being able to better identify what does & does not apply to me. It's well compiled & helps shift a lost sense of hopeless resignation, into actionable outlines that feel achievable. Including some very helpful parenting advice & even a hypnotherapy script. I paused to make a lot of bookmarks, as wading through it to find a reference point in the future would be too much.

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