Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder

Kobo ebook | September 13, 2011

byEdward M. Hallowell, M.D., John J. Ratey, M.D.

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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.


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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...

Edward M. Hallowell, a child and adult psychiatrist as well as an author and lecturer, is a graduate of Harvard College, Tulane Medical School, and a Harvard Residency Program in Adult and Child Psychiatry. In addition to his private psychiatry practice in Cambridge, Mass., and his teaching career at Harvard Medical School, Hallowell i...
Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 13, 2011Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307743160

ISBN - 13:9780307743169

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lifechanging! I was diagnosed in 1996 and it has been a lifelong journey to finding out what was "wrong" with me, but this book has opened eyes into the life every person with ADD can relate to in some way, myself included. It is a must-read for everyone who has, knows someone with and/or is just curious about this neurological disorder and wants to know so much more.
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liberating read The first step to freedom is education and this book provided it. The journey to living with ADD begins...
Date published: 2015-03-23
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