Living with Inattentive ADHD: Climbing the Circular Staircase of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Paperback)

Living with Inattentive ADHD: Climbing the Circular Staircase of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder By Cynthia Hammer, William Dodson (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Cynthia Hammer, William Dodson (Foreword by)
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Presented in vivid detail, Living with Inattentive ADHD showcases how attention deficit hyperactivity disorder profoundly affects a person’s daily life and emotional well-being. The essential primer on a lesser known diagnosis of ADHD, this book features both prescriptive and experiential solutions for inattentive attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Written by someone diagnosed late in life, this insightful memoir layers the author's personal experiences with practical revelations on issues common to those living with this condition, including growing up with undiagnosed ADHD, living with it as an adult, and frank discussions about the struggles and obstacles involved.
Cynthia Hammer knew she had problems with focus, concentration, and memory dating back to childhood, but it was not until age 49 that she was finally diagnosed with inattentive ADHD. Initially crushed by the news, the truth of her condition enabled her to slowly accept its challenges and learn ways to reduce its negative effects through new behaviors and habits. Now able to live life fully, even to the point of finding humor and benefits in having ADHD, Living with Inattentive ADHD combines her struggles, successes and insights into one powerful and probing memoir.

ADHD profoundly affects every aspect of a person's daily life and emotional well-being. Living With Inattentive ADHD is your guide through this winding journey—a "circular staircase"—with research-backed recommendations and advice given on everything from diagnosis, prescriptive medication, health habits, common problem areas and solutions, and more.

This insightful, candid, and ultimately redemptive recounting broadens the public’s understanding of ADHD and celebrates the resilience and fortitude of those who confront its significant challenges. The message in this book is as profoundly empowering as it is optimistic—that those with ADHD, as well as their loved ones, have the ability to thrive and find contentment.

About the Author

Cynthia Hammer is the founder of two ADHD-focused non-profit organizations: ADD Resources and The Inattentive ADHD Coalition. She founded and ran ADD Resources for 15 years, a few years after she was diagnosed herself, focused on helping adults recognize their ADHD and learn how to improve their lives. During her tenure as Executive Director, she hosted annual conferences, produced a popular booklet The ADD Reader, and maintained a website with numerous articles and resource links. Founded in March 2021, the second one exists to create more awareness about Inattentive ADHD and the dangers of its under-diagnosis. Fueled by her Master's in Social Work and her experiences with ADHD, she seeks to share her unique perspective on how ADHD affects one's life.

Praise For…

“Written with precision and breath-taking honesty, Cynthia Hammer has packed a lifetime of pain and joy into this page-turner, telling the poignant story of how she discovered later in life that she had ADHD.” —Dr. Edward Hallowell, founder of Hallowell ADHD Centers

“Read this book for powerful insights into what it really feels like to live with this vexing, perplexing condition.” —Katherine Ellison, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

“...a positive and optimistic view on how to live with ADHD.” —Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, University of Texas Medical School

“Cynthia’s honesty, insight, and sense of humor about her lifelong ADHD will be both a comfort and inspiration to others.” —Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D.

“...a compelling—and at times, harrowing—journey through a life lived with the disorder.” —Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., M.S., host of ADHD Essentials podcast

“Anyone who wants to know what it means to live with ADHD, needs to read this book.” —Stephen V. Faraone, Ph.D., Norton College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University

“If you have ever questioned whether you have inattentive ADHD, this book will bring you clarity and a deep understanding of this topic. Cynthia’s story shows that it’s never too late to create a new path in life.” —Lisa Rabinowitz, LCPC, certified Gottman Therapist specializing in couples with ADHD

“...shows readers the ups and downs, the heartbreaks and thrills, of a life lived well, with purpose, and with ADHD.” —J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., ABPP, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

“ of the best personal accounts of the realities of adult ADHD. No matter where you are in your ADHD journey, you can learn much from her struggles—some of which are heart-wrenching—and her many insights and solutions.” —Alan P. Brown, ADHD/Productivity Coach

“Cynthia has turned a lifetime of challenging emotions and behaviors into a highly relatable memoir, in which those with ADHD will clearly recognize themselves.” —Caroline Stokes CEC, PCC, Executive Business Sustainability Coach
Product Details
ISBN: 9781578269624
ISBN-10: 1578269628
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Publication Date: August 29th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English