Scattered Minds

Scattered Minds

A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder

Book - 1999
Average Rating:
Rate this:
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.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, c1999.
ISBN: 9780676971453
Characteristics: xix, 348 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Sep 10, 2013

pg. 320 says it all: "The world is much more ready to accept someone who is different and comfortable with it than someone desperately seeking to conform by denying himself. It's the self-rejection others react against, much more than differentness. So the solution for the (ADD) adult is not to 'fit in', but to accept his inability to conform."
Hooray, Dr. Mate! Thanks for giving us permission to be ourselves!

floweroflife Oct 22, 2012

A life changing book for those who live with add. For everyone else who has ever had difficulty with depression or anxiety, this book will help you gain a deeper insight into the origins and healing of these problems. This book helps you to understand better and also makes you feel understood. Easy to read and deeply wise rather than academic. What a difference it would make if every parent, teacher and therapist read this book.

Aug 11, 2011

one of the best adhd books

he has it himself and he really really understands.

a must read for all adhd'ers.

Jul 30, 2011

great book that offers hope

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at Library

To Top