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Delivered From Distraction Audiobook

Delivered From Distraction: Get the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder

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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • whether ADD runs in families
  • the links between ADD and other conditions
  • how people with ADD can free up their inner talents and strengths
  • the new drugs and how they work, and why they're not for everyone
  • sexual problems associated with ADD and how to resolve them
  • strategies for dealing with procrastination, clutter, and chronic forgetfulness

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.

What the Critics Say

"An excellent resource." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Derrick G. Dias 12-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "very enlightening"

    I learned what the subject matter was, and how it may have applied to me.

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    Amazon Customer 11-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very informational"

    So many "ah ha" moments, with that's totally me. I picked up this audio to seek more information on a lifestyle of being distracted and have ADD. This audio book spoke in a friendly tone in which you were in a conversation with the speaker. I listen to this while at work and it kept me interested through out the book. Thank you

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    "great guide to understanding ADD/ADHD
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    I loved this book. It can be helpful to those adults with ADHD, parents of children with ADHD, spouses and teachers.

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    P. Munoz USA 09-14-16
    P. Munoz USA 09-14-16 Member Since 2015

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    "i think is a great book, very straight forward"

    i think this book is very good because it provides tons of goods tips that can help you cop with any of the difficulties that any person with add or adhd is dealing with. i personally identify a lot with it. you just have to understand that not everything fits into everyones life or situation

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    monte craig 04-12-16
    monte craig 04-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good to know!"

    Great book i looked forward to hearing what else Ned and John were going to teach me. This book seems well thought out, and it's pact full of good useful info for us with the blessing and the curse of ADD/ADHD. Another plus they give advice regarding our future relationships and what would be our ideal careers. They offer help with diet, sleep, medication, supplements and advice for finding a genuine doctor who cares enough about you as a person and not just another "mental case" to send away drugged up!

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    "this book is amazing"

    I loved this book. It is so eerily on the mark. The doctor gave definition to so much of what I have experienced in my life and am still encountering. I thank my doctor for recommending this book.

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    TheTimmy CLEVELAND, OH, United States 02-29-16
    TheTimmy CLEVELAND, OH, United States 02-29-16
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    "excellent book and well read"

    I used to believe that most of my problems were unique to me and through this book I discovered that I am far more exactly like the examples in the book that I could have ever imagined. this isn't exactly a good thing however the book does have a lot of nice solutions and advice and I found to be very helpful

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    Nate Jones Oregon 02-12-16
    Nate Jones Oregon 02-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Encouraging and informative"

    I understand my ADHD and options much better. Highly recommended. This book gave me hope.

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    "So helpful for anyone given the gift of ADD."

    Loved this. Having ADD I've always felt a little out of place and different. This book helped me figure out what I could never explain in words.

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    SwissySwiss 10-10-15
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    "A good start but not enough"

    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!

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