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Publisher's Summary

For the millions of adults diagnosed with ADHD, The Disorganized Mind will provide expert guidance on what they can do to make the most of their lives. The inattention, time mismanagement, procrastination, impulsivity, distractibility, and difficulty with transitions that often go hand-in-hand with ADHD can be overcome with the unique approach that Nancy Ratey brings to turning these behaviors around. The Disorganized Mind addresses the common issues confronted by the ADHD adult:

  • "Where did the time go?"
  • "I'll do it later, I always work better under pressure anyway."
  • "I'll just check my email one more time before the meeting...."
  • "I'll pay the bills tomorrow - that will give me time to find them."

Professional ADHD coach and expert Nancy Ratey helps listeners better understand why their ADHD is getting in their way and what they can do about it.

©2008 Nancy A. Ratey; foreword copyright 2008 by John J. Ratey, MD; afterword copyright 2008 by Sam Goldstein, PhD (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Ratey has produced a valuable resource for people addressing the daily challenges caused by the neurobiological condition of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." ( Library Journal)

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how to deal with your ADHD: be rich!

the book doesn't start until like 4 chapters in, and a lot of the help involves things like "hire people to help clean up!". Some of it seems like good advice, but the majority of the time I felt like this was targeted to the wealthy.

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Love it, thank you

Thank you for creating this book. I was very young when I was diagnosed and my mom decided not to give me medication and not talk about it. I’ve been embarrassed of having it but didn’t really Now what it was. I’ve been so hard on my self for years and this book didn’t just liberate me but gave me solutions. I wish there was a section of school and College suggestions. That would really help

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Good Info; Bad Narration

Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolf? I am. I will avoid audiobooks narrated by her in the future. It sounded like she was reading the book for the first time as she was recording her narration. I had to think about how else sentences could be said out loud in order for some portions of the book to make sense.

However, Ratey’s book is filled with great information for ADHDERs

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Wish I had coaching before job loss

Very relevant ideas, many of which took me sixty years living with ADHD to discern.

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self aggrandizing garbage

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

people who like making money of those who have ADHD

Has The Disorganized Mind turned you off from other books in this genre?

YES if this is one of the highest rated books on adhd i can't imagine what the other titles are like

How did the narrator detract from the book?

monotone and disinterested

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Disorganized Mind?

all of the we did this and we invented the universe claims

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i wish i could get a refund this was a complete waste of my credit and time

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Useful Teaching Stories creatively insightful

For the many adults who would be diagnosed if evaluated or who are receiving medical treatments of primarily medication, the behavioral coaching offered here in is very valuable information. The style is well explained by the stories of single emphasis focus. This is an excellent style for self improvement. Get it!

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Basic and Self Involved

The entire first chapter of this book is just the author telling you why coaching is so needed… Namely her coaching services. She always says what she does for her patients and doesn’t really speak from the perspective of her patients. She says that she has ADHD, but this feels more like just facts she’s telling about her life rather than an experience which is rich and relatable. The advice is super basic and I feel like this book doesn’t actually say that much of substance.

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helpful

helps people like me with adult ADHD, and will help all understand more about it.

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Good book

I have a serious struggle with ADHD. I have been searching for good books to help me. This is in my top three

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explains adhd/add perfectly

i loved it after the few first chapters due to boring me lol adhd lol HOWEVER after she gets into personal stories and helpful tips/homework lol its wonderful. thank you!!

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