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    Clarify your ADHD profile

    ADHD is more common than you might think. About four percent of adults worldwide live with this neurodevelopmental condition characterized by difficulties with concentration, impulsivity, hyperactivity, and managing emotions.

    Contrary to popular belief, not all people with ADHD present as hyperactive children bouncing off the walls. Symptoms vary widely. Some people with ADHD – like those with the “predominantly hyperactive” subtype – do have difficulty staying still. Their symptoms may include excessive talking, frequent switching between tasks, and impulsive behavior. Others, with the “predominantly inattentive” subtype, lack the hyperactivity. Instead their symptoms look more like zoning out, mind wandering, and struggling to complete tasks. Still others have the “combined” subtype which includes both hyperactive and inattentive symptoms.

    While less visibly “hyper,” inattentive ADHDers may still have a lot of mental activity and energy happening beneath the surface. Women in particular often show this subtype – outwardly calm but inwardly chaotic – and are often left undiagnosed as a result.

    Regardless of manifestations, ADHD stems from differences in brain wiring, particularly underactivity in the prefrontal cortex governing decision-making, focus, concentration and emotional control. This explains why those with ADHD often struggle with impulse control, boring tasks, and managing emotions.

    The good news is ADHD brings strengths too – like creativity, resilience, calmness in crises, and compassion. By identifying personal motivations and tailoring environments to support their needs, those with ADHD can tap into their talents.

    If you have ADHD, it’s important to understand your specific profile of strengths and struggles. Gaining clarity on how symptoms uniquely affect you is crucial, as is noting times ADHD may have impacted your life. 

    Make a list of activities you enjoy and those you dislike. What themes emerge? For example, do you thrive when being creative but struggle with administrative tasks? Do you enjoy working in groups but struggle to work alone?

    Additionally, ask friends and family to identify strengths they notice in you. You may be taking some of these for granted and their outside perspective will provide insight into your abilities.

    Combining self-reflection on challenges and strengths with loved ones’ insights will help give you the fullest possible picture of your specific ADHD profile. This clarity can help guide you, going forward. Getting very clear on how ADHD impacts you as a specific individual is step one for thriving with your own unique wiring.

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    What is ADHD an A-Z about?

    ADHD an A–Z tackles the daily challenges of ADHD with an empowering guide drawn from personal insights. From time management to budgeting to managing emotions and stress, these bite-sized tips help readers harness their unique strengths and gain confidence to thrive in their own unique way.

    ADHD an A-Z Review

    ADHD an A-Z (2021) is an informative and valuable resource for anyone seeking to understand and navigate the complexities of ADHD. Here are three reasons why this book is worth reading:

    • Containing a wealth of practical tips and strategies, it provides readers with actionable advice to manage ADHD symptoms and improve daily life.
    • Backed by scientific research and enriched with personal stories, it offers a well-rounded perspective on ADHD, making it relatable and credible.
    • With its clear and straightforward language, the book presents complex information in an accessible manner, ensuring that it is both engaging and understandable.

    Who should read ADHD an A-Z?

    • Individuals with ADHD
    • Their family and friends
    • Health professionals and educators

    About the Author

    Leanne Maskell is a model, law graduate, and activist. Her Amazon Fashion bestselling book The Model Manifesto exposed exploitation in the industry and educated models on their rights. After being diagnosed with ADHD herself, she has become an advocate for others with the condition.

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    ADHD an A-Z FAQs 

    What is the main message of ADHD an A-Z?

    An A-Z guide to understanding and managing ADHD, providing practical strategies and helpful insights.

    How long does it take to read ADHD an A-Z?

    Reading time varies. The Blinkist summary can be read in just 15 minutes.

    Is ADHD an A-Z a good book? Is it worth reading?

    ADHD an A-Z is worth reading for its practical tips and valuable insights into ADHD management.

    Who is the author of ADHD an A-Z?

    The author of ADHD an A-Z is Leanne Maskell.

    How many chapters are in ADHD an A-Z?

    ADHD an A-Z has several chapters. Here are some of them:

    1. Understanding ADHD
    2. Causes and Symptoms
    3. Diagnosis and Treatment
    4. Managing ADHD in Daily Life
    5. Strategies for Success
    6. Social and Emotional Well-being
    7. Dealing with Challenges
    8. ADHD in Adults

    How many pages are in ADHD an A-Z?

    ADHD an A-Z contains approximately 200 pages.

    When was ADHD an A-Z published?

    ADHD an A-Z was published recently.

    What to read after ADHD an A-Z?

    If you're wondering what to read next after ADHD an A-Z, here are some recommendations we suggest:
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