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

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Anchor Books, 2011 - Self-Help - 382 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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Review: Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder--From Childhood Through Adulthood

User Review  - Teresa Raetz - Goodreads

Another of my must-read books about ADHD. Dr. Hallowell has the disorder himself and combines his first-hand knowledge with an extensive scientific understanding and many years of experience working ... Read full review

Review: Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder--From Childhood Through Adulthood

User Review  - Jeremiah Salyer - Goodreads

This book has a been a revelation to me. I hope it offers more than just hope and understanding. Don't get me wrong those are powerful freeing feelings. It was eerie reading this book and finding out ... Read full review

Contents

What Is Attention Deficit Disorder?
7
2I I Sang in My Chains Like the Sea
50
Sequence Ra velled Out ofSonnd
86
Living and Loving with ADD
132
SI The Big Struggle
156
6I Parts of the Elephant
187
How Do IKnow ifI Have It?
241
8I What Can Ton Do About It?
268
A Local Habitation and a Name
335
ACKNOVVLEDGMENTS
357
Where to Find Help
367
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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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