Books on ADHD

Whether you’re looking forward to get a full understanding on ADHD for yourself, someone close to you, or if you’re thinking about becoming an ADHD coach, books are the place to start.

Barkley and Armstrong are “the” authors to read. Everything you can find about them (books, YouTube videos) get it, read it, watch it.

Dr. Russell Barkley has also published an ADHD Fact Sheet at his website, which gives us a nice overview of what ADHD is, and provides numerous (and good) suggested readings.

Here’s a small list to get you started. (All books are available on Amazon)

Understanding Neurodiversity

The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain, by Thomas Armstrong PhD, was the first book my doctor gave me – from his library – saying, “Read this now.” It’s eye-opening…

NeuroDiversity: The Birth of an Idea, by Judy Singer (Kindle Edition)

Understanding ADHD

A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments, by Thomas E. Brown

The Elephant in the ADHD Room: Beating Boredom as the Secret to Managing ADHD, by Letitia Sweitzer (Kindle Edition)

Smart But Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD, by Thomas E. Brown

Coaching ADHD

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment, by Russell A. Barkley

Executive Functions: What They Are, How They Work, and Why They Evolved, by Russell A. Barkley.