This was suggested by my counselor. It’s been a bit of a shock. It helped to see that what I’ve been experiencing my whole life is real and not just in my imagination. There are lots of tips and examples of what has worked for others. The one thing that really annoys me is they spend a lot of time trying to convince you that you really do have ADHD. I already know. I wouldn’t be reading this book otherwise. I felt like it was a waste to tell me how important testing is or that medication can help. How about the chapter that tells you to remember to have fun and laugh at your diagnosis. I’m sure it can help some but I found it tedious. At least the first quarter of the book annoyed the heck out of me. “Here is a list of symptoms. Do they sound like you? I’ll tell you how to work on that later. Here’s another reason testing is important.” I wanted to skip all of it but he sprinkles good to know tidbits of data so you can’t. I thought it was funny that at just past the halfway point of the book he give you tips to stick to reading something you hate. I could have used that early on and it might not have taken me 6 weeks to reach that point.
I bought the kindle version of this but I think it would have been more user friendly to have the physical book. There are a lot of places to answer questions and give your thoughts and it was a bit tedious to keep opening up a note to type them out. It would also be nice to be able to flip though later and just glance at your answers without having to go into the notes themselves and open them one at a time. I just bought a copy for a family member in paperback and I’m going to suggest that he fill out the answers in pencil or better yet on a post it so he can use more space or if his answers change as he gets older. He’d a teen now and I thing this would really have helped me out in high school.