I’m frequently asked about what books I recommended on different mental health topics so I decided to compile a list of these books on my website. In this post I will highlight my top recommendations for the best ADHD books.
My top recommendations for books on ADHD:
- ADHD can be tough on a marriage. These two books are a good place to start for more understanding about its effects and helpful solutions. These books are helpful both for the person with ADHD and their partner: 1. The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps, 2. Is it You, Me or Adult ADD?
- Growing up with ADHD can impact self-esteem and feelings about one’s competency and self-worth. It wasn’t until recently that adult ADHD was more widely recognized as a real disorder. In the past, only kids with hyperactive and disruptive ADHD symptoms were recognized and treated. This has left generations of adults with little understanding of why things were harder for them. This book is for you: 3. You mean I’m not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?!
- This book is a classic and was ahead of its time in introducing the topic of ADHD to millions of people. It is a great resource to help understand ADHD, coping strategies, myths, and treatment options: 4. Driven to Distraction
- Executive functioning (the ability to plan and execute daily tasks) is often impaired in ADHD. As an adult with ADHD some hyperactive symptoms may fade but often executive dysfunction will not. Medication for ADHD is better at treating attention and impulsivity than it is at solving executive dysfunction. These books can help people identify executive dysfunction in themselves or their children and give strategies to overcome it. Addressing executive dysfunction can be life changing! 5. Understand Your Brain, Get More Done: The ADHD Executive Functions Workbook , 6. Organizing Solutions for People With ADHD, 7. Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
- Having ADHD can be confusing for children and parents often struggle with how to explain it. These are two great books that present the topic in an understandable, entertaining, and child-friendly way: 8. Cory Stories: A Kid’s Book About Living with ADHD, 9. All Dogs Have ADHD
- This is an excellent book about the connection between exercise and the brain. Spoiler alert: exercise is helpful for ADHD! It is an enjoyable read presenting research and information on the mind-body connection. This book may be all the motivation you need to get up and exercise! 10. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
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