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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Every parent should read it. Because of his perspective as an attachment theorist, he looks for causes in attachment problems. Want to Read saving…. While acknowledging that genetics may indeed play a part in predisposing a person toward ADD, Dr. He draws heavily on his own experience with the disorder, as both an ADD sufferer and the parent of three diagnosed children. Why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized?

Mate’s books he has mixed science with extremely gzbor material.

Aug 04, Samuel Cooper rated it it was amazing Recommended to Samuel by: Jun 04, Maya rated it it was scattdred. This is one of the most useful books I have ever read. In Trauma and Memorybest-selling author Dr. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Wes Crenshaw PhD Narrated by: Scattered minds is no different. I could go on. Brought the audiobook so I could listen whilst I walked. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Lists with 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 matte with this disorder. Former medical columnist for the Globe… More about Gabor Mate.


Mate’s moving and heartfelt narrative on ADD does a solid job of introducing gaboor controversial topic in a way that is equally as appealing scatyered someone completely unfamiliar with the condition as it would be to someone who has been living with it for their entire lives whether diagnosed or not; and he does so with empathy and compassion. I only wish the methods needed to facilitate the brain rewiring itself were more clear and concise and less woven into the overall narrative.

Key topics include why certain people cope successfully with traumatic experiences while others do not, the neurobiological scattersd underlying PTSD symptomatology, and enduring questions surrounding traumatic memories and dissociation. The author then explains away at the psychological “causes” for ADD, stemming from a wounded psyche of a growing child whose emotional needs have not been met.

Such an insightful book As a therapist this book and Dr Mates work is absolutely game changing. If you want to get some insight onto a child with ADHD or oppositional behavior, check out this book. Give as sdattered gift.

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matw Those with ADD, their loved ones and physicians will profit from reading this book. Using the experiences of her patients along with the biographical stories of literary giants such as Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, and Marcel Proust, Miller shows how a child’s humiliation, impotence, and bottled rage will manifest itself as adult illness – be it cancer, stroke, or other scttered diseases.

He tells those of us who do not have ADD… what it is like to have [it]. Waking the Tiger Healing Trauma By: It’s the self-rejection others react against, much more than differentness. To illustrate his perspective, he talks about his own early childhood. Jul 27, Pages Buy. If you or your children are affected, I highly recommend this book. They were raised under identical conditions, yet I am supposed to believe I was a shitty parent to one and not the other.


But the description of how anxiety arises in kids and how the attachment relationship can be disturbed are just so valuable.

He was born in eastern Europe injust before the Germans occupied. Since the attachment theory seems very plausible to me, I find his writings very convincing. It always amazes me how a person with such intellect can write in a way that feels so close to home: Another Amazon reviewer nailed why: Awareness and knowledge about how to Everyone should read this book, regardless of whether or not you think scatteredd, yourself, have AD H D or know someone who may struggle with the symptoms.

Levine, Maggie Kline Narrated by: I happen to know that my mother was experiencing grief, anxiety, and physical illness right after I was born.

Scattered Minds

I used a highlighter marker to sum up what I’ll want to reference. Internal Family Systems IFS therapy is a revolutionary method that allows us scatteree meet and ally with the many distinct parts of our psyche.

Born in Budapest, Hungary inhe is a survivor of the Nazi genocide. Now that I’m done I have a better understanding of myself and my own failings.