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Scattered Minds

The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder
Written by: Dr. Gabor Maté
Narrated by: Daniel Maté
Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
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Written from the inside by a person who himself has ADD, with the wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds explodes the myth of ADD as a genetically based illness, offering real hope and advice for children and adults who live with this disorder.

©1999 Gabor Maté (P)2017 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

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"In one of the most comprehensive and accessible books about Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Maté, a Canadian physician and popular medical columnist, challenges many accepted notions about the condition, which afflicts more than three million children and a significant number of adults." ( Publishers Weekly)

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WOW

i was told by my therapist to read this book as she believes I am ADHD. In the same breath she also explained that because of that i won't be ABLE to read it. So, i downloaded it and listened while I'm driving. i couldn't even sit still to listen to it at home. Too distracted :( I feel like someone understands me and how my mind works now. Huge relief, but i know the road to wellness is going to be long. Thankfully, I'm on the right path... i hope

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a must read for anyone connected to ADD

I really enjoyed this much needed, different take on the whole ADD epidemic... great book.

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Best book I have read to learn about ADHD and treating it

This book is by far the best book I have test for learning about ADHD and treating in both children and adults. Both my son and wife have ADD and we have struggled with it constantly. This book gives my new a prospective on the origins of ADD and what can be done to help my family!

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Must read for ADD adults, parents, teachers, ....

This book has been extremely helpful in my own understanding of my own adult diagnosis of ADHD at the age of 37 as well as providing an increased understanding of my step daughter's recent diagnosis of ADHD. With greater understanding of my own behaviours and through processes, and strategies to help work through them to grow my extremely sensitive and underdeveloped emotions, I can also begin to allow myself greater self compassion. Like it or not, my partner too has learned and benefited from this book in her own self awareness, and gaining strategies on how to manage and help improve our daughter's emotional developement concurrent with medications that as a 12yr old, she has recognized the benefits her medication has brought, particularly in school performance, as well as socially and giving her the energy and confidence to join her school soccer and volleyball teams!

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Extremely Informative

Dr Mate help me understand that there is a marked difference between ADD and ADHD. I had previously thought that they were one and the same. However, I now realize that hyperactivity is not always concurrent with Attention Deficit. Through Dr Mate's book I realize that someone who is introverted and quiet can still have a racing mind without having a frantic body.

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Mind blowing

Guess I have adhd... what an eye opening book to start my journey on at age 36!

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Amazing!

Mate looks at things from ALL angles. So refreshing to not have to say "yes, but what about this after reading each piece"!

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Amazing Novel, important read

This is the best text on ADHD and child development out there as far as I'mm concerned. Highly recommend

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Extremely rich and alluminating!

From attachment/Family system, to self psychology and spirituality, to addiction and mult-faceted account on medication, this book is superbly insightful! I find it to be a must-have guidance for novice practitioners who begin working with people with ADHD.

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insightful

a must read for anyone. I learned alot about myself and why I do certain things.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-11-09

half the book not particulary about ADD

but still worthwhile. it is the usual sruff expected from gabor mate: deep insight into the human psych and modern culture.it is the performence of his son daniel as a book recorder.

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  • Olli Juutilainen
  • 2019-10-31

Most elegant writing on ADD

Beautiful written with light shed on both the scientific and the experiencial sides of ADD.

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  • 2019-10-10

How and why?

Very good examples to help you understand what's really happening in your brain, and why it it is happening. More interesting than any ADD book I've read before.

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  • Gustavo V. Souza
  • 2019-08-31

I love it

A life change book! A must read for all people that are struggling with anxiety

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  • 2019-06-13

The best book I found that I could reasonate with

An amazing book where I found myself in the stories, of the past and with practical steps and mindset of how I can develop myself and my child. Thank you for my insights, the impact you made cannot me written

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-05-12

Good work. Worth a read.

Well structured. Well written. Well performed. A must read for those of you wondering about your wandering mind. Also a good book to recognize any signs in children and for acting.

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  • E. Reynolds
  • 2019-04-12

SO HELPFUL! Best ADD book ever!

I'm a.52 year old, suffering from treatment-resistant depression for 30 years, just in recent years diagnosed with ADHD (inattentive). I didn't take ADHD seriously and my counselor recommended this book. It is narrated by the author's son.

It helps both parents and adult sufferers.
The author is a doctor who also had a late diagnosis of ADD.

I feel this may be my breakthrough.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-06

Read this book

This book offers the most human approach to working on or supporting someone with ADD.
It has helped me changed my view of myself.

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  • Bozena
  • 2019-03-22

Helpful guide for parents of ADD

This book has changed my parenting helped me so much in quality of relationship with my daughter with Autism and ADD. ATTENTION is tge key. The change in her and in me is huge. I am so grateful that Gabor Mate write this and shared his own story. That was very brave. Audio version was very suiting due to amazing deep voice of author. Highly recommend to all parents

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  • Harsh Shah
  • 2019-01-24

Damm, I love this narration!

Damm, I love this narration! The narration made the scientific information and the content of the book come alive. seriously can't praise this book enough.