In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder, all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. In this new book, Drs. Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey build on the breakthroughs of Driven to Distraction to offer a comprehensive and entirely up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADD.
As Hallowell and Ratey point out, "attention deficit disorder" is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind. Original, charismatic, energetic, often brilliant, people with ADD have extraordinary talents and gifts embedded in their highly charged but easily distracted minds. Tailored expressly to ADD learning styles and attention spans, Delivered from Distraction provides accessible, engaging discussions of every aspect of the condition, from diagnosis to finding the proper treatment regime. Inside you'll discover:
ADD is a trait, it only becomes a disorder when it impairs your life. Featuring gripping profiles of patients with ADD who have triumphed, Delivered from Distraction is a wise, loving guide to releasing the positive energy that all people with ADD hold inside. If you have ADD or care about someone who does, this is the book you must read.
©2005 E. Hallowell and J. Ratey; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.
"An excellent resource." (Publishers Weekly)
I am too busy to sit down and read at the moment so I thought this would be a good alternative. It is indeed excellent, but I have now ordered the book because I was taking notes to remember the tips and other things that were in list form. I think the audio book should come with a mini-ebook with that information to save spending the money twice!
Yes I would recommend this audiobook to a friend. I enjoyed it so much I bought the print version so I could underline important paragraphs that stood out in my mind and to take the quizes.
Thanks for helping understand myself better.
I have listened to 6 or 8 books concerning ADHD and related books, having lived with it and struggling up until these last 5 years after being diagnosed at age 32!!! This book is the best I've read so far!!!
Loved the advice and deeply appreciated the empathy that the author clearly had for folks who have ADD.
Would love to see this title paired with the Kindle version. Was rather annoyed and concerned when I bought the book and it said it was part of Audible Kids. I thought I had made a mistake in buying it. Deeply glad I persevered but it was off-putting and considering the subject matter not correct.
35 and just figuring out why my life has been the way it is. If you listen to the book you'll know without a doubt if he talking about you or someone you love.
Dr Hallowell practices what he preaches. As a person with ADD he does understand why this diagnosis is often missed in kids and adults.
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