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Historical Background

1. Crichton, A. M. (1798). An InQuiry into the Nature and Origin of Mental Derangement. London: T. Cadell, Junior, and W. Davies.

General Reading

1. ADHD: recognition, reality and resolution by Geoffrey Douglas Kewley

2. ADHD: the facts by Mark Selikowitz

3. ADHD in Adults: What the Science Says by Russell A Barkley, PhD Internationally Recognized ADHD Authority, Kevin R Murphy, Mariellen Fischer

4. ADHD Living without brakes by Martin L Kutscher MD

5. Adult ADD, the Complete Handbook: Everything You Need to Know About How to Cope and Live Well with ADD/ADHD by David B. Sudderth, Joseph Kandel, Georgia Hughes

6.Answers to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey

7. Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults by Thomas E Brown PhD

8. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults: the latest assessment & treatment strategies by Russell A Barkley, PhD

9. Beyond Ritalin: facts about medication and other strategies for helping … by Stephen W. Garber, Marianne Daniels Garber, Robyn Freedman Spizman

10. Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward M Hallowell, John J Ratey, John J. Ratey

11. Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey

12. The Tipping Points: What Professionals Should Recognise as the Social Impact of ADHD by Phil Anderton

13. Understanding ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia by Colin Terrell, Terri Passenger

14. You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder by Kate Kelly & Peggy Ramundo

15. ADD and Creativity: Tapping your Inner Muse by Lynn Weiss

16. ADD and Success by Lynn Weiss

17. Attention deficit disorder in adults: a different way of thinking, 4th Edition by Lynn Weiss

18 Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults By Wolfgang Retz, R. G. Klein

19. What You Think Add/Adhd Is, Isn’t: Symptoms and Neuropsychological Testing Through Time. Barbara C Fisher, PhD. Taylor & Francis Group, 20 May 2013

20. Updated Understandings of ADHD in Children and Adults: Explaining Inadequate Executive Functions. Thomas Brown. Taylor & Francis Group, 2013

21. Fast Minds: How to Thrive If You Have ADHD (Or Think You Might). Craig Surman, Tim Bilkey, Karen Weintraub. Penguin Group US, February 2013

22. Taking Charge of Adult ADHD. Russell A. Barkley – 2011

23. Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons that Medicine Cannot Teach. Vincent J. Monastra – 2014

24. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: Targeting Executive Dysfunction. Mary V. Solanto – 2011

25. ADHD. Amy Farrar – 2011

26. All Dogs have ADHD. Kathy Hoopmann – 2008

27. My Friend has ADHD. Amanda Doering Tourville – 2010

28. The ADHD Fix. Henry J. Svec, ‎Joshua G Svec – 2013

29. The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today’s Push for Performance. Stephen P. Hinshaw, Richard M. Scheffler. Oxford University Press 2014

30. ADHD. James J. McGough – 2014

31. ADHD and Hyperkinetic Disorder. Tobias Banaschewski, Alessandro Zuddas, Philip Asherson, et al. 2015

32. The ADHD Handbook: What every parent needs to know to get the best for their child. Stuart Passmore 2014.

33. The Adult ADHD Tool Kit: Using CBT to Facilitate Coping Inside and Out
By J. Russell Ramsay, Anthony L. Rostain 2015

34. ADHD as a Model of Brain-Behavior Relationships. Leonard F. Koziol, Deborah Ely Budding, Dana Chidekel. 2013

35. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults and Children. edited by Lenard A. Adler, Thomas J. Spencer, Timothy E. Wilens. 2015

36. From Symptom to Synapse: A Neurocognitive Perspective on Clinical Psychology
edited by Jan Mohlman, Thilo Deckersbach, Adam Weissman. 2015

37. Voices From Fatherhood: Fathers, Sons & ADHD. Patrick Kilcarr, Patricia Quinn. 2015, originally published 1997.

38. Psychopharmacology: Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications, Third Edition. Joseph Wegmann. 2015

39. Lifting the Fog: A specific guide to inattentive ADHD in adults. Michael Carr. 2012

40. The New ADHD Medication Rules: Paying Attention to the Meds for Paying Attention. Charles Parker. 2013

41. Your Life Can be Better: Using Strategies for Adult ADD/ADHD. Douglas A. Puryear. 2012

42. ADD and Anxiety in Adults [Kindle Edition]. Michael Carr. 2012

43. More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD. Ari Tuckman. 2009


  1. ADHD in Adults: A Psychological Guide to Practice. Susan Young, Jessica Bramham. 2006

2. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for ADHD Adolescents and Adults: A psychological guide to practice, Second Edition by Susan Young and Jessica Bramham. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons 2012.

3. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: The NICE Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of ADHD in Children, Young People and Adults by National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

4. Clinician’s Guide to Adult ADHD: Assessment and Intervention (Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional) by Sam Goldstein, Anne Teeter Ellison

5. Cognitive-behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Integrative Psychosocial and Medical Approach by J. Russell Ramsay, Anthony L. Rostain

6. Mastering Your Adult ADHD: Workbook: A cognitive-behavioral treatment program: Client Workbook by Steven Safren, Susan Sprich, Carol Perlman, Michael Otto

7. ADHD and the Nature of Self-Control by Russell A Barkley

8. Adult ADHD: Diagnosis Assessment and Treatment by Dr J.J. Sandra Kooij

9. ADHD in Adults: A Practical Guide to Evaluation and Management. Craig Surman. Springer 2013

10. Teacher’s Guide to ADHD. Robert Reid, ‎Joseph Johnson – 2012

11. The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD. Lidia Zylowska, ‎Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. – 2012

12. Barkley Adult ADHD Rating Scale-IV (BAARS-IV). Russell A. Barkley – 2011

13. The Science of ADHD: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Chris Chandler – 2011

14.  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Handbook: A Physician’s Guide to ADHD. J. Gordon Millichap – 2009

15. Can I tell you about ADHD?: A guide for friends, family and professionals. Susan Yarney – 2013

16. ADHD in Preschool Children: Assessment and Treatment. Jaswinder Ghuman, ‎Hariwinder Ghuman – 2014

17.  Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents. Russell A. Barkley 2013

18. The ADHD Book of Lists: A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens
Sandra F. Rief 2015

19.Toddlers & ADHD. Is it ADHD or Not? Relief for Parents: A Guide for Clinicians and Teachers, 1-5 Years with Clinically Significant Symptoms. Donna Mac, LPC 2014

20. Successfully Managing ADHD: A Handbook for SENCOs and teachers. Fintan O’Regan – 2014

21. A Clinician’s Guide to ADHD. Joseph Sadek – 2013.

22. The Disintegrating Self: Psychotherapy of Adult ADHD, Autistic Spectrum, and
By Phil Mollon

23. ADHD Coaching: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals. Frances F. Prevatt, Abigail Levrini. 2015

24. Parenting Hyperactive Preschoolers: Clinician Guide (Programs That Work). Elizabeth Harvey, Sharonne D. Herbert, Rebecca M Stowe. 2015

25. ADHD in Adults: Characterization, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Jan K Buitelaar, Cornelis C Kan, Philip Asherson. 2011

26. Handbook for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults. Philip Asherson. 2013.

27. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: NICE quality standard 39. July 2013.


1. ADD – Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life by Judith Kolberg, Kathleen Nadeau

2. The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents by John Ratey and Nancy A. Ratey

3. 10 Simple solutions to Adult ADD: How to overcome chronic distraction and accomplish your goals by Stephanie Moulton Sarkis

4. Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD, 2nd Edition-Revised and Updated: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized. Susan C. Pinsky. Fair Winds. May 2012.

5. Organizational Skills Training for Children with ADHD: An Empirically Supported Treatment. Richard Gallagher, Howard B. Abikoff, Elana G. Spira. 2014

6. Ordering the Chaos: Simple Ways to Organize Your ADHD Life [Kindle Edition] Ryan McRae. 2015.


1. Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?: Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder by Gina Pera

2. The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps by Melissa C. Orlov

3. Adult ADHD-Focused Couple Therapy: Clinical Interventions. Gina Pera, Arthur L. Robin. 2015


1. Take 2 Asprin by Gilly Smith

2. ADD and Me: 40 years in a fog by Ken Patterson

3. ADHD & me: what I learned from lighting fires at the dinner table By Blake E. S. Taylor, Lara Honos-Webb

4. Hyper: A Personal History of ADHD. Timothy Denevi. 2015

5. Memoirs of an ADHD Mind: God was a Genius in the Way He Made Me. Melissa R. Hood. 2015

6.ADHD Family Tree Kim A. Gay. 2015

7. No Limits: The Will to Succeed. Michael Phelps. 2009


1. Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting: The Power of Positive Feelings by Lynn Grabhorn

2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Stephen R Covey. 2005


1. Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD by Kathleen G. Nadeau

2. Making the Grade With ADD by Stephanie Moulton Sarkis

3. College Students with ADHD:Current Issues and Future Directions. Lisa L Weyandt & George J DuPaul. Springer, 2013


1. Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD: Beyond Piles, Palms and Post-Its by Terry Matlen

2. Understanding Women with Ad/HD by Kathleen G. Nadeau

3. Women with Attention Deficit Disorder: Embracing Disorganisation at Home and in the Workplace by Sari Solden

4. Understanding Girls with ADHD: How They Feel and Why They Do What They Do. 2nd Edition. Kathleen Nadeau, Ellen Littman, Patricia Quinn. 2015


1. A.D.D. on the Job: Making Your A.D.D. Work for You by Lynn Weiss

2. ADD in the workplace: choices, changes, and challenges by Kathleen G. Nadeau

3. Copy This!: How I Turned Dyslexia, ADHD, and 100 Square Feet Into a Company Called Kinko’s by Charles R. Schwab (Foreword), Paul Orfalea, Ann Marsh

4. ADHD secrets of success: coaching yourself to fulfillment in the business world By Thom Hartmann

5. Taking Charge of Adult ADHD By Russell A. Barkley, Christine M. (CON) Benton

6. Driven to Distraction at Work: How to Focus and Be More Productive. Ned Hallowell – 2015

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