A.D.D. and Creativity
Tapping Your Inner Muse: Attention Deficit Disorder
by Lynn Weiss, Ph.D.

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Paperback, 216 pages
Published by Taylor Pub
Publication date: August 1997
Dimensions (in inches): 0.65 x 9.01 x 6.03
ISBN: 0878339604


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also by Lynn Weiss:

Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults


ADD on the Job
Weiss ADD Center for Adults and Teens

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Written by the author of Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults, this book is the only one available that addresses the relationship between A.D.D. and creativity. With real-life stories and inspirational affirmations woven throughout, A.D.D. and Creativity will motivate those with the disorder to find the courage to apply their creative assets and become happier, more confident people.


From Back Cover:

Let Your Creativity Live!
Do you know you have creative talent, but don't know how to tap into it?
Are you afraid to express your creativity?
Has you A.D.D. always been treated as a liability, instead of a creative asset?

Now, from the best-selling author of Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults , comes a book that will help you identify and free your creative abilities. In A.D.D. and Creativity, Dr. Lynn Weiss explains why expressing creativity can be difficult for the A.D.D. person in a warld designed for non-A.D.D. people. She explains that all people have innate talents, but many A.D.D. adults keep their tallents suppressed because they feel their efforts will be unrecognized or even ridiculed.

Weiss discusses the ways in which your creativity may have been inhibited and the many different ways you can releas your creative juices and live a creative life. Weaving in real-life stories of many A.D.D. adults, Weiss offers a comprehensive explanation of what A.D.D. really is and how it affects your thought processes. She dismisses the notions that A.D.D. is a disease that requires medication or that it is an excuse to avoid your creativity. She explains that instead, A.D.D. is merely a different type of thought process that can give you unique insigts and abilitise. In this book, Weiss will teach you to nurture your creative talents so that you can lead a more fulflling life.

She includes:

  • how to identify your particular talents and abilities
  • how to overcome inhibitions and regain your lost creativity
  • how to use your creativity in the workplace or to make a living
  • how to improve your life and the lives around you using your innate creative abilities

A.D.D. and Creativity will help you achieve your dream -- whether it's to be a potter, musician, or artist, or simply to live a fuller, happier life infused with artistic pursuits. With this book you'll find the courage to explore your creative nature and allow it to influence your life with confidence.


About the Author:

Lynn Weiss, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the study of attention deficit disorder and has been instrumental in making A.D.D. in adults a nationally recognized topic. She is the author of the best-selling Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults (more than 125,000 copies sold), the A.D.D. in Adults Workbook, and A.D.D. on the Job. She lives near Austin Texas.

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Thom Hartmann - Thom@CompuServe.com from Roxbury, Vermont , 01/13/98, rating=10:
This is a great, empowering, and enlightening book!

Lynn Weiss is one of the most lucid and pragmatic writers in the field of ADD, and this book is one of her best. I highly recommend it to anybody with an interest in either creativity, ADD, or the connection between the two. (Thom Hartmann is the author of 6 books on ADD, including "Healing ADD," and 3 books on spirituality including "The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight.")


Table of Contents

  1. Why I Wrote This Book
  2. What is ADD?
  3. Your Natural Creativity
  4. The ADD/Creativity Merger
  5. Where Did Your Creativity Go?
  6. Creativity and Sensitivity
  7. The Myths of ADD and Creativity
  8. Learning and Creativity for the ADD Individual
  9. Overcoming Practical Problems
  10. Making a Living with Your Creativity
  11. Affirming Creativity



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