Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults Book Review


I recently read selected chapters from Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults by Thomas E. Brown.  Dr. Brown worked directly with children and adults and filled his book with real-life stories and perspectives from people with ADD.  I found this style of writing to not only be more engaging to read, but helped paint a picture to the reader the many ways ADD manifests itself.

As part of the selected chapters I read was one regarding the brain chemistry and chemicals necessary to make executive decisions (ie prioritizing, attention and problem solving).  While this chapter was quite “meaty” and less interesting to me, the clear images in addition to text helped the reader understand what sets the ADD mind apart from others.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who works with people with ADD or has a family member with ADD.  The reading opened my mind to the challenges those with ADD face.  The book also enabled me as an organizer to be aware of the ways ADD can present itself in my clients.  With this, my client and I can work together to create systems that will work best with their particular challenges.


About Hillary Adams Case

Hillary believes you should never have to question where your keys are; everything has a home. After helping friends and family to get organized for years, they finally encouraged her to make professional organizing her career. Committed to always learning new skills and techniques, Hillary is constantly expanding the ideas she brings to working with her clients. With a joy and passion for finding “Green” solutions, Hillary is delighted to help clients find ways to dispose of items through recycling and donation in order to live lighter on our planet. When not working as an organizer, Hillary enjoys being at the ocean and “using her green thumb” with houseplants. Hillary is also an animal-lover and advocates the need to create healthy space in our homes for ourselves and our four-legged friends.

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