Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults


“This fine book, is rich with clinical anecdotes that provide great insight into ADD/ADHD. It demonstrates why ADHD is a far more profound disorder of cognitive development than many people believe. Dispelling many myths, this book provides scientifically based recommendations for the management of the disorder. Well done and well worth reading.”

– Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D. SUNY Upstate Medical School

 “Authoritative and ground-breaking. This is a superb book. I recommend it highly!”

– Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most Out of Life with ADD

 “A timely, practical and much needed text on a medical problem of enormous importance. A lucid discussion, exquisitely attuned to both the critical assessment of empirical fact and the unique human situation of each patient.”

– Joaquin M. Fuster, M.D., Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, author of The Prefrontal Cortex

 “Dr. Brown provides compassionate understanding and a fresh perspective on how manifestations of ADHD change across childhood, adolescence and adulthood.”

– Rosemary Tannock, Ph.D., The Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto, Canada

 “While rooted in science, this book goes far beyond typical clinical explanations to get to the heart of the matter. People living with ADHD will identify themselves and their loved ones on every page.”

– Evelyn Polk Green, Attention Deficit Disorder Association

 “Dr. Brown has combined neuroscience information with very good clinical examples in a way that will be of great benefit for patients, for students and clinicians.”

– Professor Joseph Sergeant, Ph.D. Free University of Amsterdam

 “People struggling with problems organizing themselves and concentrating will find much here to help them know and overcome their difficulties.”

– Professor Eric Taylor, FRCP, FRCPsych. Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, University of London

 “Readers will come away with new insights and a treasure trove of essential strategies to effectively manage ADHD and related conditions.”

– Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., Co-founder of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)

 “This book provides a vivid and lucid description of ADHD across the lifespan; as a clinical resource, it will be useful to professionals and lay readers.”

– Martha Bridge Denckla, M.D. The Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University

“Attention Deficit Disorders documents Dr. Brown’s thirty years of listening to patients of all ages who tried, but could not ‘pay attention.’ Patients will recognize the deficits that have hampered them, and meet others with similar difficulties.”

– Margaret Weiss, M.D., Ph.D. Children and Women’s Health Centre in British Columbia. Author of ADHD in Adulthood.

“Dr. Brown’s book clearly describes Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and its treatment. Through many examples, it clarifies what is known and what are myths and misinformation.”

– Mark Wolraich, M.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center