The science has been clear since 1994, when Adult ADHD was declared a
medical diagnosis. Still, the public harbors misconceptions, and that
means millions suffer needlessly. And that includes millions of couples
who can't understand why their lives together are so hard-sometimes
despite many attempts at couples therapy.
Everyone knows someone with
adult ADHD. Yet we misattribute the symptoms to anxiety, depression,
or even laziness, selfishness, or moodiness. Moreover, we assume ADHD
means "little boys with ants in their pants." In fact, childhood
hyperactivity goes "underground" as the person matures, resulting in a
mentally restless state.
Meticulously researched by award-winning journalist Gina Pera, Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.?
is a comprehensive guide to recognizing the behaviors where you least
expect them (on the road and in the bedroom, for example) and developing
compassion for couples wrestling with unrecognized ADHD symptoms. It
also offers the latest information from top experts, plenty of real-life
details, and easy-to-understand guidelines for finding the best
treatment options and practical solutions. The revolutionary message is
one of hope for millions of people-and a joyous opportunity for a