JUST RELEASED – “Smart but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD.”

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“Smart but Stuck” offers a series of true stories about intelligent teens and adults who had gotten “stuck” in failures at school, work, or in getting along with friends and family because of their ADHD. It shows how they got “unstuck” by dealing with ups and downs of emotions they didn’t know they had. 


In this book you will meet:

• Sue, who earned high grades until middle school, then lost motivation for schoolwork and became disorganized and provocative in 9th grade, frustrating teachers and family while losing hope for herself. 
• Mike, a college student who just got put on academic probation. His dad always told him he’s smart but just lazy, and now he’s starting to believe it.
• Steve, a computer programmer whose ADHD struggles have led to him losing his job—and his wife. He’s good at programming computers, but not at programming himself.
• Sarah, who’s had trouble keeping track of things and getting work done since she hit menopause. She’s puzzled, since she never had such a hard time when she was younger.

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8 Responses to JUST RELEASED – “Smart but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD.”

  1. That was interessting! Thanks.

  2. Nancy Christian says:

    Dr. Brown thank you for all your hard work. Please don’t ever stop! I hope one day you get to meet my daughter who continues to power through her ADHD and LD with proper medication and supports she is now a Junior in college!

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  6. Terrie says:

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  7. GratefulMom says:

    I’m reading (or listening to) the book now on Audible. It’s fantastic. It’s really helping me and my 19yr old son understand his struggles. I feel hopeful. 🙂

  8. Uğur Dinç says:

    Thank you for your work. Everyone had such high hopes about me, including myself, but since the diagnosis came so late and the treatment never did, I might have to end my career and learn to be a farmer with my father after this age of 33. I was diagnosed only at the age of 30, and that happened after I read work by such authors as yourself and realized that all my life’s troubles (being intelligent and supposedly lazy, “intentionally” failing to work hard, “intentionally” and wickedly cutting in on people’s conversations because such an intelligent person cannot do that unintentionally etc) were actually explained by ADHD. When I told this to the doctors at a university hospital, they finally diagnosed me. (Normal hospital doctors had refused to do so for fear that they would have to prescribe me legally restricted medications and put themselves in trouble. One of them even shouted at me so that I don’t visit him again.) Even the university hospital doctors who diagnosed me don’t want to treat the disorder for various reasons, first and foremost because they don’t believe it is a serious one. Many medical and psychological professionals here in Turkey actually seem to think that it is a disease invented by the American pharmaceutical industry to drug and sedate the youth. I think no doctor in my country knows ADHD better than I do as a patient who actually reads only a little about it. (I read little because I quickly lose focus and start thinking about other stuff although I am a would-be historian!) I recently paid a doctor more than I do for my monthly rent, and he and his assistant (who happened to be his son) turned out to think that ADHD is a controversial diagnosis which shouldn’t be taken seriously and build a treatment upon. I wish I could travel abroad and see you, but I can’t afford it. Sorry for whining, but I think you or your assistants are the best people to understand why I am. I’d written you a letter asking if you know any doctor who actually knows adult ADHD and lives here in Turkey (actually in the Ankara area, but I forgot to include that). I suppose you don’t know, so I received no reply, unless of course I slipped again and wrote my email address incorrectly. Best regards

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