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Publisher's Summary

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 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 ADHD

Drawing on the latest research findings, the audiobook describes strategies and treatments for getting "unstuck" to move on to a more rewarding and productive life.

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  • Benjamin G
  • 2021-06-14

Great for those who do - and do not - have ADHD

I hope more therapists will read this; it can be embarrassingly accurate and relatable for many of their patients. I hope more patients read this; it can be a useful tool for knowing how to communicate with your therapist (and others) about things that can be very tough to articulate accurately. Most people who have ADHD will probably see themselves reflected very clearly in several chapters.

If I read this again, it will be the physical copy, as the narrator has a soothing but sing-song cadence that doesn't vary much, and eventually drove me nuts. It's also a huge pet peeve when the emphasis is clearly on the wrong word in a sentence, which forces me to rewind frequently to understand what the author was actually trying to say. I mean, I'm already taking meds because it's hard enough to pay attention to everything else in life, amirite?

Overall though, worth buying twice.

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