Life long learner of all sorts of things.
This is not only full of good information about ADD, it is enjoyable. The Author creates a no stress approach in reading about the disorder. (which I have)
There are many helpful hints and ideas, but more than that, the Author does a great job in helping to put guilt and frustration into perspective; and more importantly, how to deal with them. Understanding what ADD is the key to unlocking its potential of very fulfilling life and a productive one,
Growing up with the disorder, I could totally relate to the people discussed in this book. The stories are that of real people finding real answers.
If you are someone else has ADD, please get this book - it will make a huge difference.
top of the list. if you think you have ADD, know people that do (or thinking you know people that do) or just understand it in general you should give a listen.
Narrated very well.
I would listen to the abridged version next time.
It points out many different types of ADD and possible solutions. It makes marching to a different drum appear normal and a good thing. Emphasizes strengths.
We will be changing our nutritional habits.
After being treated for ADD with initial success, I started to feel once again, that I was getting no where. This book will really help you truly understand the condition, and the changes you need to make to your life to get on a successful track. There was a point in the book where I got a powerful rush and really came to terms with how affected my life has been and where I needed to go.
Yes, it is comprehensive and digestible information on ADD that will certainly benefit on a 2nd listen.
Balanced and informative. Provided concrete examples and situations which allowed listener to identify with and connect to information and relationship with ADD.
An excellent book which I have already recommended to several people.
I will recommend this book to every person I know and many I will meet.
I learned a great many things about my situation and the oulets to help me cope and grow a s aperson.
Whisper-sync does not seem to work. Also, the only problem with this recording is that the chapters are improperly titled. For someone with ADD this is almost a deal breaker. It forced me to listen to the entire book as opposed to jumping around to areas I need first.
A lot easier for ADDers to listen to than having to sit and focus
the contradictions of how ADD presents itself in different people
take a breath, relax and cut yourself some slack. we are different not better or worse just different.
I have not read the print version, but since I have ADD and don't do well reading books, the audio format was a very good option for me.
I would compare it most to other Hallowell/Ratey books such as the earlier Driven to Distraction. Both are excellent, informative, and best of all, the authors both have ADD that was not diagnosed until adult hood, giving them a very good understanding and a much different perspective that that of other professional "experts".
Both I've heard were very good, clear, no fake voices, easy to follow and informative.
There was so much useful information, too much to list probably. He gave many good suggestions and told many stories of patients and how their battle against ADD went. He talked about the usual medication/counseling options, but also gave information about many other options and possible solutions. It gave me hope that even if I can't get medication management/ counseling, there may be help for me out there.He mentions frequently that especially if not diagnosed early in life, ADD can really effect your relationships, yet he does assume that you have someone to help you and spend time with you. A spouse and children are frequently assumed, and if not that, then definitely it is expected you have parents/siblings, or friends to help. If you don't have anyone nearby you feel like you can connect with, what to do. A support group perhaps. I just found the assumptions a bit depressing.
I highly recommend this book as well as Driven To Distraction to anyone with any interest or interaction with individuals who have ADD. You really have to read it nd the stories to understand what it is like to have ADD and how you feel when people offer you obvious advice (time management, just work harder, be quiet, sit still) that just doesn't work for those with the condition. His suggestions also help you understand things that may help you get better in many areas and are as simple as diet, exercise, supplements, etc.A great book
The author shares his own experience being ADD himself and has a center for treatment. It's an introduction for parents and making them comfortable with the diagnosis. If you're looking for details of treatment to make an informed decision on how to go about helping your child, look for something else.
Getting the school on board is not easy, the information regarding the pharmaceutical options is not detailed enough and the approach for different age ranges is not discussed.
Good introduction to add.
I have a long-ish (~45 minute) commute that I often use to listen to audio books on my Kindle. I enjoy classics and self-help.
Absolutely. It's non-fiction, so the re-listen-ability may drop a bit, but there was so much helpful information that I will definitely listen to it again.
The stories were some of the best parts. One woman had spent her whole life struggling with ADD, only to discover that with help she could overcome it and have a better life.
At first, I thought it was read by the author, as their voices sort of sound the same. Dan Cashman was able to bring a lot of life to a non-fiction book, and it was very enjoyable.