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 
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?


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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


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About the author (2010)

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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