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

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Random House LLC, Sep 13, 2011 - Psychology - 277 pages
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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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Good intro into ADD/ADHD. Easy to read and understand. - Goodreads
The books contain good checklists and helpful tips. - Goodreads
Still, the 50 tips at the end look promising. - Goodreads

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User Review  - tapestry100 - LibraryThing

I've been struggling recently with trying to figure out why I am the way I am, and my therapist gave me this book to read, to see if I could relate to any of it. Well, it was like the proverbial light ... Read full review

Review: Driven To Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

dare i say life-changing? perhaps that's a bit extreme, but hey i'm an extremist! hahaha. i picked up this book on the recommendation of an early childhood worker after bringing jane in for an ... Read full review


What Is Attention Deficit Disorder?
2I I Sang in My Chains Like the Sea
Sequence Ra velled Out ofSonnd
Living and Loving with ADD
SI The Big Struggle
6I Parts of the Elephant
How Do IKnow ifI Have It?
8I What Can Ton Do About It?
A Local Habitation and a Name
Where to Find Help

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About the author (2011)

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. 

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