Dr. Brown’s books on ADHD

*To read more about any of these books, click on the title of that book in the listing on the left column.

5 books published by Dr. Brown provide updated information about ADHD:

Outside the Box: Rethinking ADD/ADHD in Children and Adults—A Practical Guide identifies assumptions about ADD/ADHD that demand reevaluation in light of recent research. Building upon a current, science-based foundation, the book describes in practical terms how ADHD can be recognized at various ages; how it differs from more typical brain development; how it can significantly impair those affected; and how it can safely, and in most cases effectively, be treated in children and adults.

Smart but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD, explains how and why many with ADHD get stuck in their schooling, employment and relationships due to emotional problems they did not know they have. It describes how emotions –positive and negative, often unconsciously–play a critical role in prioritizing tasks, sustaining or shifting interest and effort, holding thoughts in working memory, and choosing to engage in or avoid tasks and situations. True stories of teens and adults illustrate how those with ADHD can get “unstuck” from emotional problems that are holding them back (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2014)

A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments, offers and explains a new working definition of ADHD.  It also describes 35 myths about ADHD and why they are wrong.  Chapters explain recent research that supports the new model of ADHD, implications of that research for assessment and effective treatment, and why so many of those with ADHD also suffer from other disorders of learning, emotion or behavior (Routledge, 2013).

Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults introduces and describes the six clusters of Brown’s model of ADHD as impaired executive functions and illustrates these with many examples of how these difficulties appear in daily life during childhood, adolescence and adulthood.  It explains how the brain works in managing executive functions and how these change during development.  It also explains how ADD/ADHD differs from normal inattention, other disorders that often accompany ADHD, and what treatments are effective.  (Yale University Press, 2005). Also available in Chinese, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese, Turkish and Spanish.

ADHD Comorbidities: Handbook for ADHD Complications in Children and Adults is an edited textbook in which Dr. Brown and 33 expert contributors offer chapters describing how ADHD is different when accompanied by anxiety disorders, mood disorders, language and learning disorders, oppositionality and aggression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance use disorders, autism spectrum disorders,  sleep/arousal disorders, Tourette syndrome, and developmental coordination disorder.  This book emphasizes developmental differences in different age groups and also provides research-based information on medications and other treatments for ADHD and co-occurring disorders. (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2009).  Also available in Spanish and Dutch.