ADHD Awareness Month 2023 – We Heard You!


ADHD Awareness Month 2023 – We Heard You!

You told us that it mattered to you, and we listened.

ADHD Awareness Month took place in October 2023, and here at Augustine House we compiled a collection of books and e-resources on the subject to display on the first floor. This was our first ADHD display, and before it was created, only 9 print books and 6 e-books in the library had a focus on ADHD and had been published in the last 10 years. A further 4 print books and 6 e-books were ordered for the benefit of the display, with a total of 19 print books gathered for your perusal.

Between the 29th September and 12th October, you had already borrowed 12 of the print books, and viewed our e-book collection on 34 times.

Here are the Before and After pictures of the display, taken on the 29th September and 12th October respectively:

Photograph of the ADHD display table, 3 posters and 14 books pictured with an additional 5 books out of frame. Also pictured a screen displaying an ADHD powerpoint slide,
Original display, taken 29/09/2023. 14 books are pictured here, with a further 5 out of frame.
Photograph of the ADHD display table, 3 posters and 7 books pictured. Also pictured a screen displaying an ADHD powerpoint slide,
Updated display, taken 12/10/2023. Only 7 books remain on the display.

The clear success of this display after only two weeks told us that ADHD was a topic that mattered to you, so we decided to update our collection to reflect your interest.

We purchased additional printed copies of 8 of the books you borrowed over the course of the month, as well as 3 new e-book versions with unlimited access for all students.

All in all, our ADHD collection is 16 books and e-books richer thanks to your enthusiasm.

Here are some of the books we’ve added this year:

Print Books

“You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?!” is one of the best-selling titles on ADD ever written. The first book about adult ADD, and the first one written by adults with ADD, it explores the latest science, diagnostic process, and treatment options and provides both moral support and practical tips for reducing chaos and disorganization, improving memory, and forging better relationships at home and work.

This updated edition includes almost twenty-five percent new material covering important developments in adult ADD research – from ADD’s effects on sexuality to the different ways in which ADD affects men and women. Ramundo and Kelly also examine the often-overlooked positive effects of ADD. With more than 200,000 copies in print, “You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?!” is already an essential reference for anyone facing the challenges of adult ADD. This new edition is a perfect blend of strategies for daily life and must-have medical information – an inspiring resource that enables the millions of adults living with ADD to finally take control.

If you have ADHD – or love somebody who does – DIRTY LAUNDRY will change your life, and your relationships. Do you feel crippling shame because you struggle with cleaning, personal hygiene, or time-keeping? Do you always feel misunderstood by the people close to you and find that they get frustrated by your behaviour?

Dirty Laundry is an unfiltered look into the chaos of real life with ADHD. It will transform your self-hatred into self-acceptance, with simple tips that actually work for your brain. It will also help to educate partners, parents and friends, to help them move from frustration to patience, understanding – and love.

Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers.

Through vivid stories and case histories of patients–both adults and children–Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”–including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.

For decades physicians delivered the diagnosis of ADHD to patients as bad news and warned them about a lifelong struggle of managing symptoms. But The ADHD Advantage explodes this outlook, showing that some of the most highly successful entrepreneurs, leaders, and entertainers have reached the pinnacle of success not in spite of their ADHD but because of it.

Although the ADHD stereotype is someone who can’t sit still, in reality people with ADHD are endlessly curious, often adventurous, willing to take smart risks, and unusually resilient. They are creative, visionary, and entrepreneurial. Sharing the stories of highly successful people with ADHD, Dr. Archer offers a vitally important and inspiring new way to recognize ADHD traits in oneself or in one’s loved ones, and then leverage them to great advantage–without drugs.


This delightful revised edition of All Dogs Have ADHD takes an inspiring and affectionate look at Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). With all-new images from the canine world, it explores a variety of traits that will be instantly recognisable to those who are familiar with ADHD. Charming colour photographs of dogs bring to life familiar ADHD characteristics such as being restless and excitable, getting easily distracted, and acting on impulse. It combines humour with understanding to reflect the difficulties and joys of raising a child with ADHD and celebrates what it means to be considered ‘different’.

Do you rule the realm of disorganization, clutter, and chaos? Are you constantly battling to get things done? Are you ready to give up and toss your day planner into the dungeon (otherwise known as your closet)? If so, you might just be The Queen of Distraction. And whether or not you’ve been formally diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably already know that something’s got to give. The Queen of Distraction presents practical skills to help women with ADHD achieve focus and balance in all areas of life, whether it’s at home, at work, or in relationships.

Psychotherapist Terry Matlen delves into the feminine side of ADHD–the elements of this condition that are particular to women, such as: relationships, skin sensitivities, meal-planning, parenting, and dealing with out-of-control hormones. In addition, the book offers helpful tips and strategies to get your symptoms under control, and outlines a number of effective treatment options for you to pursue.

Navigating the world with an ADHD brain can be exhausting. The rollercoaster ride from clinical assessments through diagnosis to treatment can leave you feeling anxious and isolated, worried about failing or feeling different.

This handy guide is here to change all that. If you have (or suspect you have) ADHD, you’ll know the frustration of being given neurotypical or clinical advice – but this is straight from an ADHD brain to you.

The accessible A-Z format, covering everything from burnout and finances to time management and relationships, gives you the tips and confidence you need to reach your full potential. It empowers you to understand why ADHD brains work the way they do and how to harness your unique mind to think creatively and overcome any hurdle life throws at you.

Written by professional organizer Susan Pinsky, Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD, 3rd Edition outlines a practical life management approach that emphasizes easy maintenance techniques and maximum efficiency, catering to the specific needs of the ADHD population. Divided into two easy-to-read sections, the first covering this life-changing new method and the second showing how to implement it in each part of the home, Susan’s practical solutions address the most common organizing dilemmas among her ADHD clientele, while also drawing on her own personal experience as the mother of a child with ADHD.

Colour photographs are featured throughout, as well as sidebars and testimonials from adults with ADHD, providing numerous organizational tips, such as the importance of dividing time into minutes or moments, task completion, how to avoid procrastination, asking for help, and minimizing unnecessary stuff. Get your life in order with this witty and sympathetic guide to organization.

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