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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Author's Note
Introduction

PART ONE: The Nature of Attention Deficit Disorder
1 So Much Soup and Garbage Can
2 Many Roads Not Traveled
3 We Could All Go Crazy
4 A Conflictual Marriage: ADD and the Family (I)
5 Forgetting to Remember the Future
PART TWO: How the Brain Develops and How the Circuits and Chemistry of ADD Arise
6 Different Worlds: Heredity and the Environments of Childhood
7 Emotional Allergies: ADD and Sensitivity
8 A Surrealistic Choreography
9 Attunement and Attachment
10 The Footprints of Infancy
PART THREE: The Roots of ADD in Family and Society
11 An Utter Stranger: ADD and the Family (II)
12 Stories within Stories: ADD and the Family (III)
13 This Most Frenetic of Cultures: The Social Roots of ADD
PART FOUR: The Meaning of ADD Traits
14 Severed Thoughts and Flibbertigibbets: Distractibility and Tuning Out
15 The Pendulum Swings: Hyperactivity, Lethargy and Shame
PART FIVE: The ADD Child and Healing
16 It Ain't over Till It's over: Unconditional Positive Regard
17 Wooing the Child
18 Like Fish in the Sea
19 Just Looking for Attention
20 The Defiant Ones: Oppositionality
21 Defusing Counterwill
22 My Marshmallow Caught Fire: Motivation and Autonomy
23 Trusting the Child, Trusting Oneself: ADD in the Classroom
24 Always on My Case: Teenagers
PART SIX: The ADD Adult
25 Justifying One's Existence: Self-Esteem
26 Memories Are Made of This
27 Remembering What Didn't Happen: The ADD Relationship
28 Moses Saved by the Angel: Self-Parenting (I)
29 The Physical and Spiritual Environment: Self-Parenting (II)
30 In Place of Tears and Sorrow: Addictions and the ADD Brain
PART SEVEN: Conclusion
31 I Never Saw the Trees: What Medications Can and Cannot Do
32 What It Means to Attend
Notes
Bibliography
Index

About the Author

Gabor Mate, M.D., is a physician with a family practice in Vancouver, where he lives. He has written a widely-read medical column for The Globe and Mail and currently writes on medical issues for The Vancouver Sun.

Reviews

"One of the most comprehensive and accessible books about Attention Deficit Disorder."-Publishers Weekly

"This delightful, helpful book is a welcome addition to the literature on ADD. I would enthusiastically recommend Scattered to anyone touched by ADD-adults, parents, and professionals."-John J. Ratey, M.D., co-author of Driven to Distraction

"Utterly sensible and deeply moving... The most plausible account to date of one of the current mysteries of the human mind and personality."-The Vancouver Sun

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