Recommended Books About ADHD, Organization, and Living an Optimal Life with ADD

You may find the following list of books helpful to learn more about ADHD and how to live a life with more understanding, new strategies, happiness, and ease. However, please understand that this list is not meant as a solicitation for specific authors or ideas.


  • Barkley, Russell. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A handbook for diagnosis and treatment. 1990
  • Brown, Thomas. Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults. 2005
  • Hallowell, Edward & Ratey, John. Delivered From Distraction. 2005
  • Hallowell, Edward & Ratey, John. Driven to Distraction. 1994
  • Hallowell, Edward, Hallowell, Sue, & Melissa Orlov. Married to Distraction: Restoring Intimacy and Strengthening Your Marriage in an Age of Interruption. 2010
  • Kelly, Kate & Ramundo, Peggy. You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy? 1993
  • Orlov, Melissa. The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps. 2010
  • Ratey, Nancy. The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks,     and Talents. 2008
  • Rotz, Roland & Wright, Sarah. Fidget to Focus: Outwit Your Boredom. Sensory Strategies for Living with     ADD. 2005
  • Solden, Sari. Women with Attention Deficit Disorder. 2005


  • Kohlberg, Judith & Nadeau, Kathleen. ADD Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life. 2002
  • Pinsky, Susan. Organization Solutions for People with Attention Deficit Disorder. 2006


  • Adams, Marilee. Change Your Questions Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work. 2009
  • Carson, Rick. Taming Your Gremlin: A surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way. 2003
  • Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. 1990
  • Ratey, John. SPARK: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. 2008
  • Seligman, Martin. Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment. 2002
  • Seligman, Martin. Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life. 1998