Summer bookshelf for ADD, with a nod to two modern classics on bipolar and postpartum depression
Several clients have benefited from two recent books I've tripped across for students with attention deficit disorder who are headed off to or back to college. The first book is "Making the Grade with A+DD: A Student's Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder" and "Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD and ADD." "Survival" confirms some good tips for selecting colleges, living arrangements and other issues for students with attention deficit disorder, while I would list "Making the Grade" as a must-read - I've already given away five copies in the last two months to client's who are college students, and recommended it to two others - akin to how Kay Redfield Jamison's "An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness" is a must read for anyone with or who knows someone with bipolar disorder and how Brooke Shield's "Down Came the Rain" is a must-read for anyone who has been touched by or with postpartum depression. Unlike "An Unquiet Mind" and "Down Came the Rain," "Making the Grade" is not a memoir, but it, like the others, offers great practical, intuitive and counterintutive advice for those with the illness and opens the eyes of loved ones who are trying to understand and help out.