Answers to Distraction

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Anchor Books, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 344 pages
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The book that answers your questions about ADD--now revised and updated 
 
The bestseeling authors of Driven to Distraction respond to the most frequently asked questions about Attention Deficit Disorder. After decades of being unfairly diagnosed, children and adults with attention deficit disorder are now recognized as having a common and treatable neurological condition. Drs. Hallowell and Ratey answer the questions most frequently asked at their nationwide workshops and seminars, resulting in an easy-to-read reference that covers every aspect of the disorder: from identifying symptoms and diagnosis, to the latest treatment options, as well as practical day-to-day advice on how you or a loved one can live a normal life with ADD. 
 
Whether you are a patient, parent, teacher, or health-care professional, Answers to Distraction will help those whose ADD has caused persistent problems in school, at work, and in relationships.  
 
Q&As include:

   * What is the single most important scientific finding about ADD in the last decade?
   * How early can ADD be diagnosed?
   * Where can a parent get support for dealing with a child who has ADD?
   * What advances in the field of medication have taken place since the original version of this book was published?
   * How can you help someone of any age who resists the diagnosis of ADD get comfortable with it?
 

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I thought this book did a good job in addressing the questions that many of us have about ADHD. The questions are very straightforward (though not simplistic) and are easily understood by those not in ... Read full review

Contents

Tou Mean Theres Actually a Name for
3
To Be Here and There and Everywhere
18
Making or Breaking the Spirit of the Child
72
The Pleasures and Pains of Sudden Wonder
92
Work Smarter Not Just Harder
113
Perchance to Dream
131
Making Up Your Mind
141
Tou Are My Sunshine
148
The Brains Behind It
206
Whence It Came
227
A Wretched Excess
260
The Gemlike Flame
268
The Doctors Dilemmas
285
Hallowell M D
293
Fifty Tips on the Management of Adult ADD
317
TwentyFive Tips on the Management of ADD in Families
326

Taming the Big Struggle
167
The Unfinished Symphony
176
TwentyFive Tips on the Management of ADD in Couples
332
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About the author (2010)

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., was an instructor at Harvard Medical School for twenty years and is now the director of the Hallowell Centers in Seattle, San Francisco, New York City, and the Boston area. He is the co-author of Driven to Distraction, Delivered from Distraction, and Answers to Distraction, as well as the author of CrazyBusy, The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness, and Worry,among other titles. He also hosts a weekly podcast called Distractionthat offers practical solutions on how to focus and regain control in today's digital world.

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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