Pieces of a Puzzle

Explores the link between disorganization and impulsivity and unhealthy eating patterns.


Filed Under: ADHD Diet and Nutrition, ADHD-Friendly Meals, Homework and Test Help

by Carolyn Piver Dukarm, M.D.
Advantage Books, $16.95
Purchase Pieces of the Puzzle

Carolyn Dukarm’s Pieces of a Puzzle is a welcome addition to the literature on ADHD. It’s one of the first books to explore the link between disorganization and impulsivity and unhealthy eating patterns — including overeating (a particular problem for women who prepare meals for their families) and an over-reliance on fast food, prepared meals, and high-calorie snacks.

As Patricia Quinn, M.D., points out in the foreword, understanding the link between these two conditions can help individuals with ADHD and eating disorders get on — and stay on — the road to recovery. From there, Dukarm offers advice that will help readers rethink their attitudes toward food, body image, and eating habits. Her step-by-step instructions for creating an ADHD-friendly meal plan include sample menus.

This book belongs in the professional library of all ADHD specialists. It’s also one that any layperson looking for guidelines for healthy eating should turn to.

What do you think of this article? Share your comments on www.ADDConnect.com, ADDitude's community site. Check out the new ADHD Medication User Reviews and the ADHD Adults Support Group. Your fellow ADDers want to hear from you!

Related Forums
Copyright © 1998 - 2013 New Hope Media LLC. All rights reserved. Your use of this site is governed by our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
ADDitude does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The material on this web site is provided for educational purposes only. See additional information.
New Hope Media, 39 W. 37th Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10018