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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User Review  - Aspenhugger - LibraryThing

This is the book that jumpstarted the change in thinking about AD/HD: its causes, symptoms and how to deal with the condition. This is the book that you're referred to if you think you or someone you ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kbernard - LibraryThing

I found this book to be so interesting. It discussed many of the misconceptions involving students who suffer with ADD/ADHD. I definitely plan on using the book as a future reference because I've faced some of the same issues that the text discussed involving parents. 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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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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