Title: You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!
Author: Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo
Genre: Self-help, Productivity, ADHD
Author’s Website: Simon and Schuster Page for the Book
Available at: Amazon
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First published more than 25 years ago, You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!, has become one of the bestselling books on adult ADD. The book was groundbreaking when it was first published by authors Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo. Few people recognized adult ADD at the time, and there was very little information available. It took considerable effort by Kelly and Ramundo to have their work published, and it has benefited the lives of many people across the world.
Now in its second edition, the book continues to be one of the best self-help guides for people with ADD. It is also useful for family members, friends and spouses of those with ADD, as well as medical practitioners who may encounter those with ADD in their work.
The book presents itself as a practical guide for those who are managing ADD in their daily lives. There are helpful how-to’s and useful information to improve organization and productivity. One of the highlights of the book is the guidance on how to improve interactions in group settings.
Different treatment options are covered in the book, and there is helpful information to guide the reader towards the benefits of coaching. For those who need diagnosis and treatment, the book provides an initial set of steps to overcome fears and make positive steps towards addressing the condition.
Written from a compassionate point of view, adults with ADD and ADHD will find the book is a helpful reference and welcome companion. You can purchase the book on Amazon or via the author’s website by following the links above. It is available in print, eBook and audio book versions.
Dr Mahendra Perera is a General Psychiatrist who treats adult patients in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Perera has specific interests in ADHD, Mood Disorders and Addiction. In addition working with his patients, he has also contributed to research across a number of specialties and helped many young doctors make their way in the medical field. Learn more about Dr Perera.
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