Dr. Gabor Maté on ADD & Social Stresses in the COVID Era
My guest on Mind Body Health & Politics in this episode is Dr. Gabor Maté– a physician and bestselling author of four books, published in twenty-five languages, including:
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction;
When the Body Says No;
Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection;
Scattered: How ADD Originates and What You Can Do About It; and
Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
Renowned for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness, his book on addiction received the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction.
Our discussion focuses on the diagnosis known as ADD. When does it help? When does it harm? What can people with this diagnosis do to live life as normally and productively as possible?
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