beyond adhd

Beyond ADHD: Overcoming the Label and Thriving • $26.00

By Jeff Emmerson and Robert Yehling

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Beyond ADHD weaves Jeff Emmerson’s personal story of his ADHD diagnosis with an exploration of the latest medical, scientific, alternative healing and societal explanations and tools for managing and living with the condition. Includes interviews with a number of experts at the forefront of next-generation ADHD diagnostics and treatment. Emmerson and Yehling question the cookie-cutter way ADHD is commonly diagnosed, treated and prescribed, advocating a different approach of looking beyond the label and treating individuals based on their particular behavioral symptoms, and supporting them with new tools for living. With ADHD diagnoses having risen 55% in the last 10 years, the time is now to look beyond the typical medication-based treatment plan — and dive deeper into the deeper causes, which are also societal and environmental causes.


“A beautiful amalgam of lived experience and first-rate science writing. Helpful and inspiring for those who suffer with ADHD; essential for those who need protection from misdiagnosis and careless drug prescriptions.”

— Dr. Allen Frances, MD, Professor Emeritus, Duke University School of Medicine and director of the Diagnostic of Statistical Manual-IV Task Force

“Courageous, tenacious, smart… probes behind the slogan and labels to get at the truth. Does the world of ADHD a great service.” — Dr. Edward Hallowell, MD, author, Driven to Distraction

“A great book. Jeff chronicles his mental health journey over the last several years, and having to deal with the pitfalls of managed care and different diagnoses (and misdiagnosis). As a professional, I think this book needs to be required reading in undergraduate and graduate psychology programs. Some of my psychology texts don’t have this much quality, current, and relevant information in them.”

— David P. Robbins, DP Robbins Psychology Resources