Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Gabor Maté believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in. In this breakthrough guide to understanding, treating, and healing Attention Deficit Disorder, Dr. Gabor Maté, an adult with ADD and the father of three ADD. Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder [Gabor Mate] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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It boils down to giving unlimited love and attentions to our loved ones. Then we discussed why, etc, blah blah. I’ve become a bit of an evangelist about this book, since I see things so differently now.

Relevant for anyone interested in family dynamics and personal growth. About Gabor Mate, M. In an Unspoken Voice is based on the idea that trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder but rather an injury caused by fright, helplessness, and loss that can be healed by engaging our innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions. If you get nothing else out of this book, get this as a parent: It always amazes me how a person with such intellect can write in a way that feels so close to home: View all 13 comments.

Internal Family Systems IFS therapy is a revolutionary method that allows us to meet and ally with the many distinct parts of our psyche.

Jul 27, Pages. If you have kids, if you want to have kids, if you work with kids, know kids, etc.


So in this light, some of the ways parents treat their ADD children only escalate the problem. I felt like he could have been talking about me in many of the scenarios he described.

Currently he is the staff physician at the Portland Hotel, a residence and resource centre for the people of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Thanks for giving us permission to be ourselves! Levine draws on his broad experience as a clinician, a student of comparative brain research, a stress scientist, and a keen observer of the naturalistic animal world to explain the nature and transformation of trauma in the body, brain and psyche. Overall lovely book for anyone who’s into mental health and mindfulness Eye- opening, and left me with more love for both myself and fellow people.

I look at parenting in a radically different way.

Brought the audiobook so I could listen scatttered I walked. I feel like my entire life makes sense now: Read it Forward Read it first. Nov 25, Monica Willyard rated it really liked it Shelves: Not to mention my peek into the mind of the ADD boyfriend! And I think that chapter has great information for all parents. The point is that even though his mother loved him and took the best care of him that a mother could, the times were incredibly stressful and that scattfred are deeply influenced by their mother’s state of mind, even if the mother is loving and caring.

Scattered Minds

Puts adhd in a monumental different perspective and addresses the real issues. There gabog no discussion topics on this book yet. What impact did these things have on my daughter when she was an infant? Amazing read Excellent book. There seems to be no one defining trait sattered ADD, as stuff like hyperactivity, emotional instability or low self-esteem can come from a variety of mental disorders. The have enough chaos, give them some calm.


Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It by Gabor Maté

Now, in this all-new, revised edition, Dr. While acknowledging that genetics may indeed play a part in predisposing a person toward ADD, Dr. Sxattered that I’m done I have a better understanding of myself and my own failings.

Here, he builds on many of the same ideas, primarily that presentations like ADHD and addictive behaviors have less to do with brain chemistry in the ways that we traditionally think and more to do with attachment, attunement, and trauma including generational trauma he himself was born in Nazi-invaded Hungary to a Jewish family —shifting the paradi I got to see the author speak at a trauma therapy conference once and was fascinated by his different and scatteerd take on addiction.

The beginning was a little accusatory towards those that raised you but I figure every generation should set aside a svattered therapy fund for their offspring. De-pathologizes the diagnosis of ADD and puts in into the profoundly meaningful and useful context of the new understandings of the neurobiology of attachment.

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