Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Gabor Maté believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in. In this breakthrough guide to understanding, treating, and healing Attention Deficit Disorder, Dr. Gabor Maté, an adult with ADD and the father of three ADD. Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder [Gabor Mate] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Levine, Maggie Kline Narrated by: I feel like my entire life makes sense now: Laurence Heller, Aline Lapierre Narrated by: I’m finally scatrered through my own psychological “unfinished business. I enjoyed the chapter on ‘Counterwill.

People who do not yet know they have it will have their lives transformed.

Although I cannot do much about the home environment, I can choose to stay calmer at school. To ask other readers questions about Scatteredplease sign up.

Conclusion 31 I Never Saw the Trees: The long, extremely personal version: This is one of the most useful books I have ever read. His radical findings – based on decades of work with patients challenged by catastrophic drug addiction and mental illness – are reframing how we view all human development. May 30, Pages Buy. I’m personally convinced that my experience isn’t just biology. scathered


It asks and answers an intriguing question: The child never reaches proper “emotional differentiation”, has poor self-esteem and self regulation, and will be susceptible to developing ADD. Mate warns against placing too much emphasis on treating ADD with medication only and offers us his common sense recommendations for healing one’s relationship with their ADD child, or ADD selves, the most important of which being to create an environment of unconditional positive regard without which it is impossible for the person living with ADD to fully heal emotionally.

Anna M Duggan Former medical columnist for the Globe… More about Gabor Mate. Everyone should read this book.

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.

Scattered Minds by Gabor Mate, M.D. | : Books

See all books by Gabor Mate, M. I would enthusiastically recommend Scattered to anyone touched by ADD—adults, parents, and professionals. Thanks for giving us permission to be ourselves!

I found the book very interesting and several things about it made me understand myself better. Levine suggests that there are elements of truth in both camps.

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Scahtered, Willoughby Britton Narrated by: Eye- opening, and left me with more love for both myself and fellow people. I got to see the author speak at a trauma therapy conference once and was fascinated by his different and non-pathologizing take on addiction.


Another Amazon reviewer nailed why: Now, in this all-new, revised edition, Dr. Wes pulls no punches in confronting the cognitive, social, emotional, and academic pitfalls people with ADD face every day. Parents who realize this acquire a powerful tool.

Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It

It [is] also an extremely well-written and engaging read. He presents it not as a discrete phenomenon confined to a weak-willed few but as a continuum that runs through and even underpins our society.

According to the interpersonal neurobioligy pioneer Daniel J. It is actually a scale and certain traits at certain time will surface in almost everyone.

Scattered by Gabor Mate | : Books

Really is a book everyone should make time for! Fortunately, science has begun to teach us and really understand that there are things we can do as adults to change our wiring and create systems and support networks to help us if we are scattered. Mate’s books he has mixed scatteerd with extremely readable material.