Driven To Distraction (revised): Recognizing And Coping With Attention Deficit Disorder

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Driven To Distraction (revised): Recognizing And Coping With Attention Deficit Disorder

by Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | September 13, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Driven To Distraction (revised): Recognizing And Coping With Attention Deficit Disorder is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 7.96 × 5.16 × 0.84 in

Published: September 13, 2011

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307743152

ISBN - 13: 9780307743152

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very very helpful This was an easy, informative read about the realities of ADD and what it looks like in adults not just children. My husband was diagnosed with ADD about 7 years ago. Unfortunately he had no real support after the diagnoses so we have struggled a lot. I wish we had this book back then. Even though I read up and educated myself about ADD and ADHD I still learned a tremendous amount from this book. I also know that we will be taking steps to get our son diagnosed with ADD and what kinds of things to look for and prepare to help him with. I look forward to reading other books by these authors on the subject!
Date published: 2013-04-05

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Driven To Distraction (revised): Recognizing And Coping With Attention Deficit Disorder

by Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 7.96 × 5.16 × 0.84 in

Published: September 13, 2011

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307743152

ISBN - 13: 9780307743152

About the Book

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.

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— 1 — What Is Attention Deficit Disorder? Once you catch on to what this syndrome is all about, you''ll see it everywhere. People you used to think of as disorganized or manic or hyper or creative but unpredictable, people who you know could do more if they could just "get it together," people who have bounced around in school or in their professional lives, people who have made it to the top but who still feel driven or disorganized, these may be people who in fact have attention deficit disorder. You may even recognize some of the symptoms in your own behavior. Many of the symptoms of ADD are so common to us all that for the term ADD to have specific meaning, rather than just be a scientific-sounding label for the complex lives we lead, we need to define the syndrome carefully. The best way to understand what ADD is—and what it is not—is to see how it affects the lives of people who have it. In the cases that follow, and in the many case illustrations that appear in this book, one can witness the struggles individuals faced to break through inaccurate labels and unfair judgments. As their stories unfold, a definition of ADD emerges. Case 1: Jim It was eleven o''clock at night and Jim Finnegan was up pacing in his study. This was where he often found himself at night: alone, pacing, trying to get things together. Now approaching the halfway point of life, Jim was getting desperate. He looked around the room and took in the disorder. The room looked as
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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.

About the Author

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., is in private practice in adult and child psychiatry and has offices in both the Boston area and New York City. He lives with his wife, Sue, and children, Lucy, Jack, and Tucker. 
 
John J. Ratey, M.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is in private practice. He lives in the Boston area. 
 

Editorial Reviews

“A very readable, highly informative and helpful book.” –The New York Times Book Review
 
“Conversational in tone, encyclopedic in content, and, best of all, utterly convincing because of its grounding in clinical experience, Driven to Distraction should make Attention Deficit Disorder comprehensible even to the most distractible reader.”—Peter D. Kramer, M.D., author of Listening to Prozac 
 
“This is an important and much-needed book! Wise, practical, and reassuring.” —Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., author of Endangered Minds and Different Learners
 
“The first comprehensive book on the subject for the lay reader.” —The Boston Globe
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