The ADHD Advantage: What You Thought Was a Diagnosis May Be Your Greatest Strength
What could be the advantage of a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Psychiatrist Archer (Better Than Normal) shares his experiences in living with and treating thousands of patients with ADHD. Archer also includes accounts of other innovative self-starters; highly successful individuals who just happened to have been diagnosed with ADHD such as the founder of Jet Blue David Neeleman, John Chambers CEO of Cisco, and business mogul Sir Richard Branson, not to mention entertainers and celebrities like Pink, Ty Pennington and Adam Levine. Most of those profiled use little or no medication to suppress their symptoms and yet have managed to harness their distractions into successful careers.
The ADHD Advantage is divided into three sections in which Archer debunks the myths surrounding ADHD, explains how to find your strengths within ADHD, and finally suggests ways to use those strengths for success at whatever you choose. Each chapter closes with a "toolkit" highlighting the key points within the section. Archer ends with comments from some of the accomplished individuals he has encountered over the years and their distinct insights into living with and succeeding with ADHD.