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  • The Queen of Distraction

  • How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done
  • Written by: Terry Matlen MSW
  • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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The Queen of Distraction

Written by: Terry Matlen MSW
Narrated by: Randye Kaye
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Do you rule the realm of disorganization, clutter, and chaos? Are you constantly battling to get things done? Are you ready to give up and toss your day planner into the dungeon (otherwise known as your closet)? If so, you might just be The Queen of Distraction. And whether or not you've been formally diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably already know that something's got to give.

The Queen of Distraction presents practical skills to help women with ADHD achieve focus and balance in all areas of life, whether it's at home, at work, or in relationships. Psychotherapist Terry Matlen delves into the feminine side of ADHD, discussing the elements of this condition that are particular to women, such as relationships, skin sensitivities, meal planning, parenting, and dealing with out-of-control hormones. In addition this audiobook offers helpful tips and strategies to get your symptoms under control and outlines a number of effective treatment options for you to pursue.

©2014 Terry Matlen (P)2015 Tantor

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"[T]his work is helpful for regaining focus and control over the events of everyday." ( Library Journal)

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Finally! A book that helps!

There are several books out there about women with ADHD. They all say pretty much the same thing....not your fault, can't help it, lists of characteristics blah blah blah. This is the first book I've found that has suggestions on how to actually cope! Seriously, my house has never been so tidy, my clothes so organized, my inbox so empty. I have a heck of a long way to go, but for the first time in half a century, I feel like I might just be able to handle being an adult. An added plus is that it has removed so much stress from my marriage.
I cannot recommend this book enough!

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decent book on adhd

suggestions provided were useful, but overall the book was very repetitive - touching on the exact same topics over and over again

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Good content but best for someone without any knowledge of organizational or time management tools. Much of the advice is rudimentary. The narrator has a tone and manner that got on my nerves-the pitch was grating and the style was up tight and condescending. Not the worst but hard to take for anything more than 15-20 minutes.

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Good but not mind blowing in any way

Older book so it’s not revolutionary. It did seem to be a fairly complete overview of how to manage various aspects of life. I took multiple notes.
Some of the techniques are dated because tech has advanced so much. I’ve been using alarms on my phone and smartwatch for a while, I am organizing notes in a series of folders (on my iTunes account so it’s linked to my computer/iPad as well )for the first time ever and that’s awesome, but I started that before reading this book.
Book was good for the overall review as well as anti shaming

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