Critiques of Outside the Box: Rethinking ADD/ADHD in Children and Adults — A Practical Guide

Outside the Box is arguably the best practical book ever written on ADHD. Laden with compelling case examples that humanize this condition, the writing is both authoritative and readable. Overall, the book masterfully blends the underlying science related to ADHD with extremely helpful guidance for assessment and treatment. It is a “must-read” for anyone dealing with ADHD.
– Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

This book is another example of Dr. Brown’s exceptional ability to convey complex information about ADHD to a broad audience in easily understandable terms yet based on the scientific evidence. It provides not only a fine understanding of ADHD, its complexity and its causes, but also a number of insightful cases and evidence-based recommendations for its management.
– Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,  Medical University of South Carolina

This brilliant book by a superb clinician-researcher compresses a wealth of vital, practical information into a marvelously user-friendly and engaging format.  It’s chock-full of everything anyone interested in ADHD wants to know, arranged in such a way that you can find what you want and will never be bored.
– Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Driven to Distraction and other books

This down-to-earth book shows what ADHD really is and what it isn’t.  Brown gives us a true “feel” for ADHD and the impact of symptoms on people’s lives. He defines executive functions in clear examples  just as his patients described to him.  For those want an in-depth understanding of ADHD as it occurs in children, youth and adults, this book is a must read.
– Michael J. Manos, PhD, Head of Pediatric Behavioral Health. Cleveland Clinic  
 

Professor Brown translates complex science into everyday language. This is THE guide for everyone having questions or doubts about ADHD. Case descriptions are delivered in an empathic tone that only one who has dedicated a lifetime to caring for patients and families with ADHD could provide. Highly recommended for patients, their families and professionals interested in ADHD.
– Luis Augusto Rohde., M.D. Professor of Psychiatry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil & President of the World Federation of ADHD

This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to better understand ADHD across the life span. Brown gathers together some of the best thinking and research from a variety of fields to answer some of the most crucial questions about this still vexing and all-too-common condition. He has delivered a clear, comprehensive work that is both engaging and original. A rewarding, useful and accessible read.
– F. Xavier Castellanos, M.D., Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Professor of Professor of Radiology, and Physiology and Neuroscience, and Director, Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. New York University, Langone Medical Center Child Study Center

 Outside the Box offers an accessible update on the latest research about ADHD and answers questions and doubts that many struggle with about this disorder which is very prevalent in children and adults all over the world.
– Sandra Kooij, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, European Network Adult ADHD

Tom Brown’s clearly written, evidence-based update on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a must-read for professionals working with people struggling with ADHD and for adolescents and adults with ADHD seeking a deeper understanding of the disorder. The many clinical vignettes add interest and remind us of the person behind the diagnosis. Sections debunking common misunderstandings and summarizing important facts about ADHD are gems!
– Mina K. Dulcan, M.D. Head, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics  Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Comprehensive, compassionate, and clear, Brown’s authoritative survey on attention deficit disorders integrates rich clinical experience with cutting-edge neuroscience and epidemiology. The book provides a textured overview of ADD/ADHD symptoms and comorbidities. Brown’s views on such topics as measurement bias and non-pharmaceutical adjunctive treatment are compelling. This rigorous yet approachable text is ideal for clinicians, academic researchers, parents and patients alike.
– Ronald C. Kessler, Ph.D., McNeil Family Professor, Department of Health Care Policy,  Harvard Medical School

Well written, clear and concise, Dr. Brown’s Outside the Box explodes many of the myths and misunderstandings surrounding ADHD. In his calm, reassuring style, he provides the information families and young adults with ADHD need to not only to understand this disorder, but also to seek out proper treatment This is a much needed book amidst all the confusion that abounds today.
– Patricia O. Quinn, MD, Developmental Pediatrician, Washington DC and author of 100 Questions and Answers about ADHD in Women and Girls

Professor Brown has written with his usual insightful understanding and communicates in an understandable way that will be a most valuable asset for professionals, patients, and parents alike. A brilliant read and one I will come back to many times. As a patient advocate, this is an invaluable resource for me.
– Andrea Bilbow, OBE, Founder of  Attention Deficit Information and Support Service (ADDISS) in U.K.