Best Books To Explore On ADHD

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Most children today are exposed mainly to the internet as an entertainment tool, and it’s best to take necessary precautions. But for kids who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it may not be as simple. Although it’s normal for children to have short attention spans or difficulty sitting still, ADHD patients don’t outgrow these behaviors. It can be challenging to manage them, but there are materials available to help you on your journey. 

So, to get you started, here’s some of the best based on customer satisfaction ratings, reviews, and sold copies.


  1. Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential (Peg Dawson, EdD, and Richard Guare, Ph.D.)

Published in 2009 as a book that provides various activities and techniques on how ADHD diagnosed individuals can develop their ability to focus, multi-task, plan, and remember instructions. It’s a great book if you’re finding ways to improve an ADHD patient’s mental control and self-regulation. 

  1. Driven to Distraction (Edward M. Hallowell, M.D and John J. Ratey, M.D)

This book, initially published in 1994 and revised in 2011, includes detailed case histories that help you understand why ADHD diagnosed individuals behave the way they do. It also covers misconceptions, treatment, coping tools, and ADHD forms such as daydreaming and hyperactivity.

  1. Taking Charge of ADHD – Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents (Russell A Barkley, Ph.D.)

Written by a world-renowned ADHD expert, this book focuses on empowering parents of individuals with ADHD through providing updated information based on science and treatment and parenting techniques. The author provided an eight-step management behavior plan that would enable the parents to control ADHD rather than ADHD controlling their children’s lives. 

  1. Healing ADD (Daniel G. Amen, M.D)

Initially published in 2013, this included the most important study on brain imaging and focused on the seven different forms of Attention Deficit Disorder, explaining the importance of a tailor-fitted approach rather than a one-size-fits-all approach in ADHD/ADD treatment. 

  1. Boy Without Instructions (Penny Williams)

Written by a mother of an ADHD patient, this book published in 2014 will open your eyes to the challenges and joy of her journey. It’s particularly helpful and reassuring for parents who are going through the same struggles. 


ADHD might be a challenging medical condition, but we shouldn’t give it the power to define a person. If armed with the right and necessary information, we would be able to understand and manage the condition better.