Thursday, June 2, 2011

Currently Reading: about ADHD

"The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child"  by Thom Hartmann...This is a very interesting book. So much to process and absorb. I'm a little over halfway through, and have found it fascinating. I love the idea of seeing ADD/ADHD not as a disorder, but as a skill set that is right for specific situations and unsuited to others. I've been very interested in reading the thoughts on contributing factors to this type of brain function- genetic switches that get flipped, the effect of a stressful environment on the developing child-brain, dietary/nutritional factors, mineral deficiencies...all very intriguing. I'm reading a copy from our local library, but I think I may need to buy a copy so I can reread it and really absorb what it's saying. So far: good book!