Sunday, May 30, 2010
Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D? - Gina Pera
I read this book at the request of my husband, who was diagnosed before we met with adult ADHD but does not receive treatment for it.
It was both a frustrating and educational read.
It was educating in that it clearly identified several issues in our lives and family as far as forgetting, lack of follow through and consistency, hyperfocus alternating with no focus, etc. To know that it’s not just me being a stickler or going crazy but there’s an actual diagnosis causing it to be.
The frustration comes into play in that there’s not a lot to do about it except go on medication which he has tried and the side-effects apparently outweighed the benefits.
Still, I’m hoping that my increased knowledge on the topic will at least help me understand him a bit better and be more patient while still upholding the boundaries I need for me.
Posted by becki at 4:10 PM