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How the ADHD Brain Works


  • Product Description

    Learn the neuroscience behind key ADHD symptoms and hallmark behaviors. This downloadable eBook includes expert information on:

    • The brain networks and neurotransmitters involved in ADHD symptoms
    • Why people with ADHD don’t function well in a neurotypical world — and why we shouldn’t try to
    • How ADHD impacts emotional regulation
    • Why people with ADHD experience rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD)
    • The ADHD “superpower” hyperfocus, or the ability to pay undivided attention to a task that’s interesting, urgent, or novel
    • Truths that unlock successful treatment

    PLEASE NOTE: This eBook is a downloadable PDF, MOBI file for Kindle, and ePub file for iBook; it does not ship.

  • Full Product Description

    ADHD is not what you think it is. The symptoms delineated in the DSM-5 — inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity — are not the most powerful or life-altering characteristics of the condition, according to those who live with it. Rather, the most impairing traits are those connected to intense, dysregulated emotions, inconsistent focus and motivation, and the shame that arises from a lifetime of negative messages.  This eBook takes a scientific approach to helping parents, educators, and adults with ADHD to:

    • Get inside the ADHD brain and learn about the networks and neurotransmitters linked to symptoms
    • Recognize the defining (but often overlooked) role of emotional dysregulation
    • Understand rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD), which explains why the slightest criticism can destroy individuals with ADHD
    • Realize why they can focus intently on tasks that are urgent, novel, or interesting
    • Confront the shame that many with ADHD internalize after years of negative messages from the world
    • Discover the hidden truths that unlock successful treatment and a better life with ADHD

    How the ADHD Brain Works contains 76 pages of compelling research and scientific revelations to better understand the emotional attributes of ADHD, as well as the related challenges of lagging motivation and shame.


    How the ADHD Brain Works will help you understand the neuroscience and emotional aspects of this complex condition. Chapters include:

    • Chapter One: The Neuroscience of ADHD
    • Chapter Two: Secrets of the ADHD Brain
    • Chapter Three: 8 Big ADHD Challenges — Unpacked
    • Chapter Four: 3 Defining Features of ADHD That Everyone Overlooks
    • Chapter Five: Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria with ADHD
    • Chapter Six: Emotional Hyperarousal with ADHD
    • Chapter Seven: Hyperfocus with ADHD
    • Chapter Eight: The Epidemic of Shame and ADHD
    • Chapter Nine: Motivation and ADHD
    • Chapter Ten: 11 Hidden Truths That Unlock ADHD Treatment Success

    PLEASE NOTE: This eBook is a downloadable PDF and ePub file; it does not ship.

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