"Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral condition affecting 11 percent of school-age children. Symptoms continue into adulthood in more than three-quarters of cases. ADHD is characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity.
Individuals with ADHD can be very successful in life. However, without identification and proper treatment, ADHD may have serious consequences, including school failure, family stress and disruption, depression, problems with relationships, substance abuse, delinquency, accidental injuries and job failure. Early identification and treatment are extremely important." (via CHADD)
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Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward Hallowell, M.D. and John Ratey, M.D.
You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attenton Deficit Disorder by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo
A.D.D.-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life by Judith Kolberg and Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D.
The Gift of Adult ADD: How to Transform Your Challenges and Build on Your Strengths by Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D.