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Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood | [Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey]

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood

Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes - from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming - and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.
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Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes - from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming - and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.

©1995 Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D. All rights reserved. ©1995 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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    Shane 12-31-14
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    "Good in general"

    Good in general though somewhat dated (eg. Makes reference to DSM-III, instead of DSM-5 (which includes adult ADHD), doesn't reference newer drugs. research etc).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mila 07-02-15
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    "Right on the money"

    I loved this book. I cried many times realizing my biofeedback doctor's suspicions have merit. I ''ve been diagnosed with at least 4 other issues. I think this doctor is right. I've scheduled to see a doctor now who specializes in ADD. It's worth looking into. I did have to back up several times to comprehend, but that's not unusual.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Woodstock, GA, United States 03-11-15
    Patricia Woodstock, GA, United States 03-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A Pathway to better understanding"

    This book helps build a strong bridge of relating to the person w/ADD ... this book also reminded me of information that I had forgotten - after 18 years of parenting a child,now young adult living w/ADD. Excellent reader and extremely informational.

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    Norina Neacsu canada 03-06-15
    Norina Neacsu canada 03-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Best book ever"

    The narrator was AMAZING!!!
    The book very informative and detailed. The dark maze of ADHD sooo clearly explained and with great details. Thank you for your efforts to write this book for us.

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    Ebooker 01-24-15
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    "Still a great listen"

    Still a great listen many years after it's initial release. Dr. Hallowell takes the shame and stigma out of having ADHD that so many other authors keep trying to put back in by denying ADHD or distracting readers from it's seriousness. Instead, Hallowell, who knows ADHD personally as well as professionally, offers a hopeful, encouraging perspective. Not as advanced as later works (including his own) but still a fine introduction to people who've been recently diagnosed.

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