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Healing ADD The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of ADD by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.

There is still thoughts in my mind that I myself have ADD. And that’s why I initially borrowed this book from my therapist. However, I never actually got to reading it. I wasn’t interested in reading much of anything that wasn’t on the computer at the time.

But now… Now I’m on a reading kick and I’ve had another therapist tell me my son probably has ADD, which I’ve thought for years. So now I have a whole new set of reasons for reading it.

There is a slight catch, however. As great as this book is, it’s very pro meds and I’m not. Don’t look at me like that. I know how many meds I’m on. But for me it’s life or death. Not so much for Thomas. When he’s older I’ll consent to having him placed on meds. But we are talking much older. Right now, not so much.

Which leaves me to wonder, is there another way to treat his ADD? Someone loan me THAT book, please.

3 Comments

  1. Comment by Joe Harris:

    Maria's behavior at school is making us suspect that she has ADHD. While I'm not going to head straight to the pharmacy, and I'm very against using certain medications on kids, I would rather put her on Ritalin after we've tried other reasonable methods than have her ruin her academic career the way I did.

  2. Comment by Walkingborder (Karen):

    So far Thomas's academic career is fine.

  3. Comment by Joe Harris:

    I'm not trying to tell you what's right for Thomas, I don't know him well enough. This is just my own personal experience with ADHD and having been unmedicated myself. My problem was behavior, and eventually I got in trouble enough at school for behavior problems that I started to hate school. So my behavior problems led to academic problems that led to me, with a low-genius level IQ and consistent standardized test scores in the 98th to 99th percentile, graduated 1 away from the absolute bottom of my high school class.

    Sorry, this is just tapping into my current anxiety about Maria.

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