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    • #109119

      I’m a 20 year old woman with ADD. Can someone recommend me a book on ADD that focuses on adults with “inattentive” type (specially for women)? Also, it should be a book that not just says about ADD, but rather a book that will suggest me techniques to overcome and manage my ADD symptoms, get things done and organize my life.

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    • #109142

      Hey there!

      I don’t have any specific book recommendations for you, I’m afraid, but to be honest, I’d recommend articles and videos over books anyhow. It’s not that I have anything against reading, quite the opposite, it’s more that by looking for articles and videos on tips to manage inattentive ADHD, you’re more likely to find (free) solutions that you can specifically tailor to yourself, rather than the one-size-fits all approach you’d tend to get with a book.

      What, specifically, are you looking to organise? Your schedule, your home, your work life, work-life balance? Depending on what you want to organise, the advice is different.

      Are you taking ADHD medications? If not, I’d suggest seeing your doctor or the specialist who diagnosed you to look into ADHD medications. While you can MANAGE ADHD with rigorous coping strategies and techniques, you’re really only compensating for the real issue (the insufficient dopamine levels in your brain). Fixing the brain-chemical imbalance with medications makes employing your coping strategies a lot easier, too.

      If you’re dead set on using a book (if you wait long enough, ADHDMomma will swing by with some great ADDitude articles, I guarantee it), I know that there are some in the ADDitude store, but I don’t know how good they are.

      If I remember correctly, ADHD Stole My Car Keys is a great book, but I don’t remember how much detail, if any, they go into re: strategies.

      And finally, HowToADHD on YouTube is a great channel full of strategies you can use, and they’re presented in a fun, methodical way, so they’re really easy to absorb.

      • #109255

        Thank you for your response. That makes perfect sense.

    • #109171

      Take a look here:

      Other ADHD Stuff We Love!

      ADHD books aimed at women are literally the first thing that pops up 🙂

    • #109187
      Penny Williams

      Terry Matlen’s “The Queen of Distraction!” Not only does she live with inattentive ADHD herself, but she offers a ton of great strategies for women in this book.

      “The Queen of Distraction”

      ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

      • #109256

        Thanks for your recommendation!

    • #189192

      The book most helpful to me was Sari Solden’s book on ADHD and Women. I’ve forgotten the exact title, of course, even though I must have bought it at least four times, because I underline it a lot, then give it away to my current shrink or other interested persons. But I believe it’s on the list of “The Ten Best Books for ADHD”…or something like that, that shows up whenever you’re reading blogs or Discussion Forum postings. Plus, I think Sari Solden is one of the contributors to the ADDitude website.
      Also loved “Driven To Distraction”…but I didn’t get as much out of “Delivered From Distraction”…its follow-up. Maybe I wasn’t ready for that second book when I tried it, but it sounds like you are!
      Try listening to William Dodson’s podcasts; the way he describes the ADHD brain is, to me, spot on.

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