The Add Myth
An Alternative Approach to Addressing ADD
Despite the millions of people taking medication for attention deficit disorders, there remains no objective method of diagnosis for ADHD. In The ADD Myth, Martha Burge proposes a different understanding and solution for those diagnosed.
ADD isn’t what we think it is. Author and ADHD coach Martha Burge introduces a different way of looking at the disorder often associated with boredom and impulsivity in young people. She argues that what is commonly understood as ADHD is actually five intense personality traits: sensual, psychomotor, intellectual, creative, and emotional. Once the supposed ADD symptoms are properly understood for what they are, people with these intense personality traits can develop them into gifts.
Finding an alternative solution. After having two sons diagnosed with ADHD, and witnessing their serious reaction to drug treatments, Martha began a search for a different approach and a more natural treatment for ADHD. By looking at all personalities as part of the neurodiversity spectrum, she shows us how we can see where those with “intense” personality traits fit on the spectrum. Once we understand that, we are better able to help people embrace their traits and develop one’s intense nature rather than try to stifle it.
This book will change the way you look at ADD for the better—open it up and learn more about:
- The five intense personality traits and how they apply to individuals diagnosed with ADHD
- Why the medical profession should seek alternative explanations for ADHD
- Stories, practical steps, and daily practices for developing one's intense nature with the least amount of suffering
Readers of books such as Driven to Distraction, Healing ADD, Delivered from Distraction, or ADHD: Non-Medication Treatments and Skills for Children and Teens will enjoy The ADD Myth.