Driven to Distraction

Driven to Distraction

Recognizing and Coping With Attention Deficit Disorder From Childhood Through Adulthood

Book - 2011
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Overview: 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Anchor Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9780307743152
Branch Call Number: 616.8589 HAL
Characteristics: xviii, 382 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ratey, John J. 1948-


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Feb 09, 2013

The 1st and BEST book that should be read when a diagnosis is received of childhood or adult ADD/ADHD . The authors make this important point: ADD/ADHD doesn't just magically disappear after childhood. As a followup to Driven to Distraction, I highly recommend Thom Hartmann's books on ADD/ADHD... especially "Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception". Why doesn't this library include any of Thom Hartmann's books???

Feb 13, 2010

This was an excellent book for people who have wondered or been told that they may have ADD. The book is easy to read and made one feel that ADD is not a disease or a defect in the brain but just a different way of seeing things. I throroughly enjoyed it!


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