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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Of course it hadn’t been written then. Excluding the title, is there a difference between the US and the Canadian version? Jan 05, Chimezie Ogbuji rated it did not like it.

He also gives readers a lot of hope that people with ADD can find peace and live wonderful lives.

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

Lists with This Book. Not even two chapters in, I realized, “Shit, this is me. He avoids putting scattsred blame on the parents. Even if this was not the doctor’s intent, it is so pervasive in this book that one cannot help but feel that if a child or an adult exhibits ADD symptoms, that there is “someone” to blame, not just for the genetic inheritance but for bad parenting. The have enough chaos, give them some calm.

The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder has become one of the most important books in my life. The narration by Daniel Mate is flawless and just adds to the satisfying experience of listening to the book. Heredity and the Environments of Childhood 7 Emotional Allergies: He made national headlines in defense of the physicians working at Insite a legal supervised safe injection site after the federal Minister of Health, Tony Clement, attacked them as unethical.


Puts adhd in a monumental different perspective and addresses the real issues. And the more a family is sucked into the emotional state of the ADD child, the less the child learns to regulate this feelings — he feels them magnified rather than soothed by the reaction of the other family members.

In Scatteredhe describes the painful realities of ADD and its effect on children as well as on career and social paths in adults. Drawing on a decade of research and clinical experience, psychotherapist and educator David Treleaven shows that mindfulness meditation – practiced without an awareness of trauma – can exacerbate symptoms of traumatic stress.

If you think your brain and mind are one, think again. Gives context to adhd chaos Loved it. This raises a crucial question: But I think this book offers some very valuable insights into how ADD affects and is affected by relationship.

mare Not to mention my peek into the mind of the ADD boyfriend! 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. Jan 11, Eko Prasetyo rated it it was amazing. I feel like my entire life makes sense now: You will find family stories, an accessible description of brain development and sound information.

Scattered Minds

It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity. By understanding the dynamics that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed.

He emigrated to Canada with his family in Scatteres is going to sound like an infomercial, but, really, this book has changed my life.

His father was gone somet This book had an unusual perspective towards ADD. Mate’ believe his readers to be incapable of checking citations to the studies he’s referring to, assuming they have indeed been published in peer-reviewed publications? I have recommended this book since I started reading it the audio version was great to have!! The long, extremely personal version: Definitely everyone who thinks they or their children might possibly have ADD should read it. He draws heavily on his own experience with the disorder, as both an ADD sufferer and the parent of three scattdred children.


If you or your children are affected, I highly recommend this book.

matee Read it Forward Read it first. The child never reaches proper “emotional differentiation”, has poor self-esteem and self regulation, and will be susceptible to developing ADD.

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

What I’m appreciating is that he doesn’t pander, and he doesn’t wrap it up as simply a brain function issue, which is what I’ve felt to be true. Mate had looked into my innermost self and mirrored back at me many of the experiences and the feelings from my life that have gone unspoken of because I never quite knew how to explain them.

About Scattered Minds 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.