Gabor Maté

Scattered Minds
  • Scattered Minds

  • Scattered Minds explodes the myth of attention deficit disorder as genetically based – and offers real hope and advice for children and adults who live with the condition.

    Gabor Maté is a revered physician who specializes in neurology, psychiatry and psychology – and himself has ADD. With wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds is a must-read for parents – and for anyone interested how experiences in infancy shape the biology and psychology of the human brain.

    Scattered Minds:
    - Demonstrates that ADD is not an inherited illness, but a reversible impairment and developmental delay
    - Explains that in ADD, circuits in the brain whose job is emotional self-regulation and attention control fail to develop in infancy – and why
    - Shows how ‘distractibility’ is the psychological product of life experience
    - Allows parents to understand what makes their ADD children tick, and adults with ADD to gain insights into their emotions and behaviours
    - Expresses optimism about neurological development even in adulthood
    - Presents a programme of how to promote this development in both children and adults

Gabor Maté is a retired physician, bestselling author and renowned speaker, highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, stress and childhood development. He has written four bestselling books published in nearly thirty languages, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. He has been awarded the Order of Canada (his country's equivalent of the MBE) and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver, for his ground-breaking medical work and writing.

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