So many people have recommended that I add a blog to my website that I have finally taken the plunge. I hope to be able to monitor it at least once a week and will respond to comments about ADHD in general, but will not provide medical advice about individual patients. I hope to communicate about ADHD resources as I review them and to relate interesting tidbits relevant to ADHD and its treatment.
Today, I finished reading Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell Barkley, PhD. Dr. Barkley is a psychologist who has been in the forefront of research involving ADHD evaluation and treatment since 1993. He wrote an excellent guide for parents of children with ADHD entitled Taking Charge of ADHD before adult ADHD was commonly diagnosed.
The new book describes Adult ADHD well, utilizing vignettes of adult patients. He acknowledges the major role of medication in the treatment of ADHD and summarizes basic facts about it in 3 chapters. (I am biased, but I think that I do a better job in person!) The real strength in his writing lies in his descriptions of additional measures by which to combat specific problems and symptoms that go along with ADHD. He is able to suggest practical strategies for dealing with the challenges faced by those who struggle with inattention and impulsivity.