Scattered

Author: Gabor Mate
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101153857
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In this breakthrough guide to understanding, treating, and healing Attention Deficit Disorder, Dr. Gabor Maté, an adult with ADD and the father of three ADD children, shared the latest information on: · The external factors that trigger ADD · How to create an environment that promotes health and healing · Ritalin and other drugs · ADD adults …and much more Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) has quickly become a controversial topic in recent years. Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Maté believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in both the cause of and cure for this condition. In Scattered, he describes the painful realities of ADD and its effect on children as well as on career and social paths in adults. While acknowledging that genetics may indeed play a part in predisposing a person toward ADD, Dr. Maté moves beyond that to focus on the things we can control: changes in environment, family dynamics, and parenting choices. He draws heavily on his own experience with the disorder, as both an ADD sufferer and the parent of three diagnosed children. Providing a thorough overview of ADD and its treatments, Scattered is essential and life-changing reading for the millions of ADD sufferers in North America today. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Scattered

Author: Gabor Maté
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 9780452279636
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A family physician and sufferer of Attention Deficit Disorder explodes the conventional wisdom that A.D.D. is a genetically based disorder, declaring instead that it is a response to environmental conditions that fail to provide emotional or physical security. Reprint.

Cold Comfort

Author: Claudia Malacrida
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802085580
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Drawing on both poststructural discourse analysis and feminist standpoint theory, Malacrida makes a critical contribution to qualitative methodologies by developing a feminist discursive ethnography of the construction of AD(H)D in two divergent cultures.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Author: Gabor Mate, M.D.
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 9780307371737
Format: PDF
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In this timely and profoundly original new book, bestselling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold on our emotions and behaviours. For over seven years Gabor Maté has been the staff physician at the Portland Hotel, a residence and harm reduction facility in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. His patients are challenged by life-threatening drug addictions, mental illness, Hepatitis C or HIV and, in many cases, all four. But if Dr. Maté’s patients are at the far end of the spectrum, there are many others among us who are also struggling with addictions. Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, work, food, sex, gambling and excessive inappropriate spending: what is amiss with our lives that we seek such self-destructive ways to comfort ourselves? And why is it so difficult to stop these habits, even as they threaten our health, jeopardize our relationships and corrode our lives? Beginning with a dramatically close view of his drug addicted patients, Dr. Maté looks at his own history of compulsive behaviour. He weaves the stories of real people who have struggled with addiction with the latest research on addiction and the brain. Providing a bold synthesis of clinical experience, insight and cutting edge scientific findings, Dr. Maté sheds light on this most puzzling of human frailties. He proposes a compassionate approach to helping drug addicts and, for the many behaviour addicts among us, to addressing the void addiction is meant to fill. I believe there is one addiction process, whether it manifests in the lethal substance dependencies of my Downtown Eastside patients, the frantic self-soothing of overeaters or shopaholics, the obsessions of gamblers, sexaholics and compulsive internet users, or in the socially acceptable and even admired behaviours of the workaholic. Drug addicts are often dismissed and discounted as unworthy of empathy and respect. In telling their stories my intent is to help their voices to be heard and to shed light on the origins and nature of their ill-fated struggle to overcome suffering through substance use. Both in their flaws and their virtues they share much in common with the society that ostracizes them. If they have chosen a path to nowhere, they still have much to teach the rest of us. In the dark mirror of their lives we can trace outlines of our own. —from In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Moms with ADD

Author: Christine A. Adamec
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0878331751
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Guaranteed to make moms with ADD happier at home and at the office.

Drogen

Author: Johann Hari
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104035687
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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»Hari vereint präzise Recherche mit einer zutiefst menschlichen Erzählung. Dieses Buch wird eine dringend notwendige Debatte auslösen.« Glenn Greenwald Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken. »Hervorragender Journalismus, packend erzählt.« Naomi Klein »Phantastisch!« Noam Chomsky

Fr hes Trauma

Author: Franz Ruppert
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608202544
Format: PDF, ePub
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Schwangerschaft, Geburt und erste Lebensjahre bergen viele Risiken für verborgene Traumatisierungen. In einer ausführlichen Einleitung und in 16 Einzelbeiträgen zeigt das Buch, wie mit dem von Franz Ruppert entwickelten Aufstellungsverfahren frühe Traumata zugänglich und behandelbar werden. Unter Mitwirkung von: Birgit Assel, Vivian Broughton, Doris Brombach, Annemarie Denk, Christina Freund, Gabriele Hoppe, Liesel Krüger, Petra Lardschneider, Manuela Specht, Andrea Stoffers, Dagmar Strauss, Cordula Schulte, Alice Schultze-Kraft, Marta Thorsheim, Margriet Wentink. Bereits durch vorgeburtliche Einflüsse oder Ereignisse rund um die Geburt und unmittelbar danach kann die Psyche Schaden nehmen: so z.B. durch Abtreibungsversuche, schwierige Geburt, Operationen im Säuglingsalter oder eine Wochenbettdepression der Mutter. Diese und viele andere Störungen der frühren Lebenszeit sind der Erinnerung normalerweise nicht zugänglich. Durch das von Franz Ruppert entwickelte Verfahren "Aufstellen des Anliegens" können auch früheste Traumata rekonstruiert und damit auflösbar werden. In 16 Autoren-Beiträgen, die jeweils ein Thema aus dem prä-, peri- und postnatalen Bereich praxisnah darstellen, erschließt sich die ganze Bandbreite der frühesten Entwicklungsrisiken und auch ihre Heilungschancen. In einem ausführlichen Einleitungs- und Schlusskapitel führt Franz Ruppert in die Methode ein und gibt eine Zusammenschau des Anwendungsfeldes.