Beyond ADD

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Hunting for Reasons in the Past and Present

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Beyond ADD is the only one of Thom's books which offers a detailed, scientific explanation for ADHD behaviors...and why they are adaptive. This may well be the most important of Thom's books on the topic of ADHD.

Beyond ADDIn his chapter "What Maslow Overlooked," he gives the lie to notions that ADHD children are "lacking inhibition," have "neurotransmitter imbalances," or "are cognitively impaired."

Instead, Thom suggests, ADHD is caused by an intense hunger for the experience of aliveness...a basic human need that is mediated by a genetically determined Thalamic "volume control."

What Maslow Overlooked

"The Need to Feel Alive" - an extract from: Beyond ADD

When Abraham Maslow wrote Motivation and Personality back in 1954, he didn’t have the advantage we do now of a reasonably thorough knowledge of neurochemistry.

He observed people and the way they interacted with the world, and developed his theory of the hierarchy of human needs, which ranged from the need for safety to the need for social interaction to the need for what some may call religious experience......

Read the full chapter.

Thom's Blog Is On the Move

Hello All

Today, we are closing Thom's blog in this space and moving to a new home.

Please follow us across to hartmannreport.com - this will be the only place going forward to read Thom's blog posts and articles.

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to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."
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