Scattered Minds: The Origins And Healing Of Attention Deficit Disorder by Gabor MatéScattered Minds: The Origins And Healing Of Attention Deficit Disorder by Gabor Maté

Scattered Minds: The Origins And Healing Of Attention Deficit Disorder

byGabor Maté

Paperback | May 16, 2000

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Written from the inside by a person who himself has ADD, with the wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds explodes the myth of ADD as a genetically based illness, offering real hope and advice for children and adults who live with this disorder.
Gabor Maté, a Vancouver physician, is the author of the bestselling book about attention deficit disorder, Scattered Minds. He has been a family physician for over twenty years, a palliative care specialist and a psychotherapist; he is also staff physician at a facility for street people in Vancouver’s downtown eastside. He was a long-...
Title:Scattered Minds: The Origins And Healing Of Attention Deficit DisorderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.97 inPublished:May 16, 2000Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0676972594

ISBN - 13:9780676972597


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to relate to I bought this book on the suggestion of my child's Dr as we were potentially going to be getting an ADHD diagnoses. After the reading the book I had a new understanding of what the condition is and how to help my son. It also gave me insights as to how to explain the condition to family members and the best why they could support my son as well. It was very easy to understand an empathize with the author and I had many "ah-ha" moments and could now better understand the behaviours my son was displaying. A great read and introduction to parents who are looking at a ADHD diagnoses.
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well written I have read many books on ADHD but none like this one. It is well written and it really helped me understand the condition so that I could help my son.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ridiculously beneficial This is the 2nd book of Dr.Gabor Maté's that I have read and found very useful. It is true that people with ADD can go on for years functioning at what we believe is a very high level - but others around us see as dizzying. I found this book very interesting, and foremost very useful. Beyond giving poignant examples of ADD lives, he also offers the various 'why's' of the associated behaviours that keep us running from ourselves. Mostly, what I've come to count on from Dr.Maté is a concise and useful round-up at the books end, to help cope, adjust and employ tools to manage, in this world of overt expectations, with ADD. Whether a persons ADD begun from a young age, or as in my case became profoundly life altering in middle age - I have come to believe that science, personal research and moderate experimentation with various 'tools' have helped me enormously. I would advise this book to anyone - as they probably would either recognize themselves or several people they know in the answers provided. Overall a better understanding into neuroscience, and how our development in youth and adulthood affects our sense of what is sane; and how we can improve our quality of life overall - so that we can accept and choose to happily live with the blessings of ourselves.
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true revelation A special education teacher friend shared some information from "Scattered Minds"and I decided to buy the book because we have been having difficulty getting our 14 year old with ADD to go to school and to put any effort into it while there. I could not believe how this book was describing my family - all our actions and reactions are text book for how we were trying to deal with our situation without success. It gave me such a better understanding of what my child is feeling and how I can change my position so that I am not being so confrontational and blaming. I want to share the book with the school support workers and others who interact with my child.
Date published: 2008-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Written by someone with ADD for those with ADD This is the first book on ADD that I have come across that a person with severe ADD could get through. Scattered minds is accurate and touches on what ADD really is not what all of the other textbooks are dryly and only half informedly reiterating. Because Garber Mate had ADD and treats those with ADD he writes properly and purposefully for the right audience.
Date published: 2004-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scattered Minds This book has been one the most influencing books I've ever read in my life. It gave me a good understanding of the "problems" many parents and/or teachers have when it comes to deal with kids, youth, or adults with ADD. As I believe there is not a "china's wall" between all sorts of psychological and mental disorders, understanding the illustrations given in this book has given me a whole new vision and a powerful tool to look into the complexity of people's minds including my children, and myself. I wish I could afford to buy and donate at least one copy of this book to every single school in Vancouver and even in all over the world. This does not mean that Dr. Gabor Mate has completed all the things to be said to to be known about ADD, but definitely he has done a great job in providing a well factual supported points and ideas in a well illustrated and understandable book usable for average readers who don't know a lot about psychology. I would like to visit Dr. Gabor Mate in person and express my regards as well as discuss my understanding of his book with him.
Date published: 2000-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scattered Minds I consider this MANDATORY reading for those who have ADD, for those who diagnose and treat ADD, for those who legislate laws and associated regulations pertaining to children and for those who are planning to have children or are participating in the raising of children. Not only does the book define an ADD that I can strongly relate to from expereince, it is also written by a Doctor who is diagnosed ADD and who, very obviously, has done the proper homework to do a sensitive and accurate portral of this human condition.
Date published: 2000-07-17

Editorial Reviews

"Maté... has done us a great service.... He tells those of us who do not have ADD... what it is like to have [it]. Those with ADD, their loved ones and physicians will profit from reading this book. People who do not yet know they have it will have their lives transformed." -- Canadian Medical Association Journal"One of the most comprehensive and accessible books about ADD. [A] well-documented but sure to be controversial book." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)"[A] rare and...richly textured explanation of the complex and subtle interactions of nature and nurture in the developing personality. You won't find a drug chart or Seven Easy Steps to the Road Less Scattered here. You will find family stories, an accessible description of brain development and sound information. You will also find hope." -- The Globe and Mail"Caring, sympathetic, supportive, and helpful. It [is] also an extremely well-written and engaging read." -- Georgia Straight“An utterly sensible and deeply moving book written for a general audience…. Dr. Maté offers an original and helpful theory about a condition whose diagnosis has spread like wildfire in North America.” -- The Vancouver Sun