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Suggested Reading and Resources. Goldfish

Further Reading and Useful Websites.

Great Reads

Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults by Thomas E Brown Ph.D

A leading expert in the assessment and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder dispels myths and offers reassuring, practical information about treatments. Drawing on recent findings in neuroscience and a rich variety of case studies from his own clinical practive, Dr. Thomas E. Brown describes what ADD syndrome is, how it can be recognized at different ages, and how it can best be treated.This is the first book to address the perplexing question about ADD: how can individuals, some very bright, be chronically unable to “pay attention,” yet be able to focus very well on specific tasks that strongly interest them? Dr. Brown disputes the “willpower” explanation and explains how inherited malfunctions of the brain’s management system prevent some people from being able to deal adequately with challenging tasks of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. His book is an authoritative and practical guide for physicians and psychologists, parents and teachers, and the 7 to 9 percent of persons who suffer from ADD/ADHD.

Suggested Reading and Resources. Smartbutstuck2

More books and videos on ADHD

There are two other good reads by Thomas E Brown

'Outside the Box, Re-thinking ADHD/ADD in children and adults'
'Smart but Stuck. Emotiond in Teens and Adults with ADHD.'

If you would prefer to watch him speak about ADHD on Youtube - you can find him on:

Suggested Reading and Resources. M is for Autism

Autism - Teenage Reads and younger

M is for Autism - by the students of Limpsfield Grange School and Vicky Martin

If you are a teenage girl on the Autistic spectrum - read this and you might feel less 'alone' and more understood...but even if you just want to gain an understanding - this is a really good start.

Suggested Reading and Resources. Worry too much

“What to Do When You Worry Too Much” by Dawn Heubner and Bonnie Matthews

What to Do When You Worry Too Much is an interactive self-help book designed to guide 6-12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety. It includes a note to parents by psychologist and author Dawn Huebner, PhD.

Please also see 'What to Do When You Worry Too My Brain Gets Stuck' also in the same series.

Suggested Reading and Resources. bookAutism

All the Pieces of Me by Libby Scott & Rebecca Westcott

Year 9 can be tough for everyone, but for Tally it feels even tougher. Everything seems to be changing as she and her friends get older. Make-up, boys, social media, GCSE prep - why is it all starting to feel so different?

Tally has always known that being autistic means some things are harder for her than they are for other people. But becoming a teenager has left Tally feeling like she has no idea who she even is anymore...

Suggested Reading and Resources. Beardon

Other links and books about Autism that may prove helpful

Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Childhood: For parents and carers of the newly diagnosed (Overcoming Common Problems) Paperback Dr Luke Beardon

Avoiding Anxiety in Autistic Children: A Guide for Autistic Wellbeing by Dr Luke Beardon

Avoiding Anxiety in Autistic Children by Dr Luke Beardon

Suggested Reading and Resources. Divergent

Autism for Adults - Divergent Mind by Jenara Nerenberg.

When it comes to women, sensory processing differences are often overlooked, masked, or mistaken for something else entirely. Between a flawed system that focuses on diagnosing younger, male populations, and the fact that girls are conditioned from a young age to blend in and conform to gender expectations, women often don’t learn about their neurological differences until they are adults, if at all. As a result, potentially millions live with undiagnosed or misdiagnosed neurodivergences, and the misidentification leads to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and shame. Meanwhile, we all miss out on the gifts their neurodivergent minds have to offer.

A study of neurodivergent women—those with ADHD, autism, synesthesia, high sensitivity, and sensory processing disorder—exploring why these traits are overlooked in women and how society benefits from allowing their unique strengths to flourish.

The Brain

The Brain: The Story of You by David Eagleman

What is reality? Who are “you”? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people? How is technology poised to change what it means to be human? The book is full of incredible and fascinating facts that the evolving world of neuroscience is now revealing. In the course of his investigations, Eagleman guides us through the world of extreme sports, criminal justice, facial expressions, brain surgery, gut feelings, and the search for immortality. This is a great read and very accessible to all!

Suggested Reading and Resources. The Brain book

For Functional Neurological Disorders - Brain & Mind -


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