You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (Paperback)

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An updated edition of the classic self-help book for people with Attention Deficit Disorder!

With over a quarter million copies in print, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! is one of the bestselling books on attention deficit disorder (ADD) ever written. There is a great deal of literature about children with ADD. But what do you do if you have ADD and aren't a child anymore? This indispensable reference—the first of its kind written for adults with ADD by adults with ADD—focuses on the experiences of adults, offering updated information, practical how-tos and moral support to help readers deal with ADD. It also explains the diagnostic process that distinguishes ADD symptoms from normal lapses in memory, lack of concentration or impulsive behavior. Here's what's new:

-The new medications and their effectiveness
-The effects of ADD on human sexuality
-The differences between male and female ADD—including falling estrogen levels and its impact on cognitive function
-The power of meditation
-How to move forward with coaching

And the book still includes advice about:
-Achieving balance by analyzing one's strengths and weaknesses
-Getting along in groups, at work and in intimate and family relationships—including how to decrease discord and chaos
-Learning the mechanics and methods for getting organized and improving memory
-Seeking professional help, including therapy and medication

About the Author


Kate Kelly is an advanced practice mental health nurse with twenty-two years’ experience as a family, group, and individual therapist. She has specialized in working with AD/HD adults for the past thirteen years and is the founder of the ADDed Dimension Coaching Group. Kate and Peggy Ramundo are the coauthors of the bestselling books, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! and The ADDed Dimension. Both Kate and Peggy are nationally known speakers and workshop leaders, offering topics related to AD/HD. Currently, Peggy and Kate are revising the Lazy Crazy book and writing a third book on AD/HD and relationships.

Currently in private practice as an ADD and Life Coach, Peggy Ramundo,BS, A.C.T., STCL, DT, SCAC has been coaching adults with ADD for twelve years and has been working professionally with ADD adults for twenty-five years. A senior Tele-Class leader for the world’s first ADD coach training program with The Optimal Functioning Institute, Peggy also served as OFI’s Director of Training. Peggy and Kate Kelly are the coauthors of the bestselling books, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! and The ADDed Dimension. Both Peggy and Kate are nationally known speakers and workshop leaders, offering topics related to AD/HD. Currently, Peggy and Kate are revising the Lazy Crazy book and writing a third book on AD/HD and relationships.

Edward M. Hallowell, MD, is the founder of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Healt and was a senior lecturer at Harvard Medical School. A world-renowned ADHD expert, is the New York Times bestselling author of over ten books, including Driven to Distraction and Delivered from Distraction. He has made appearances on The Dr. Oz Show, Today, and many other programs. He lives in Massachusetts. Find out more at DrHallowell.com.

Praise For…


Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. Harvard Medical School, coauthor of Driven to Distraction Refreshing, engaging, humorous and true. The title alone makes this a book to remember...Should help anyone affected by ADD.



John Ratey, M.D. coauthor of Driven to Distraction A much needed addition to the ADD bookshelf.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780743264488
ISBN-10: 0743264487
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: April 25th, 2006
Pages: 480
Language: English