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)
The author reveals his own ADHD and some of the problems he faced and gives a balanced account of managing the condition using both drug and behavioural techniques. recommend to treating professionals as well as those with the condition or suspected ADHD
Finally, Dr. Hallowell explains not only what it is that drives us charismatic, disorganized bunch of individuals to distraction, but how to truly thrive. I am what I would consider a successful business man and IT professional of 20 years. During those years, and all my life, I've struggled and benifited from ADD/ADHD. I've seen doctors, read books, tried diets, you name it in an effort to find what drives me to scratch that itch of not being where I really wanted to be. I've excelled as well as missed opportunities due to my quirky, friendly, high energy personality.
John J. Ratey speaks with enthusiasm and passion making me forget I'm even listening to an audio book. I will be looking for other reads narrated by him.
Well done both of you!
This book is amazing because the psychiatrist who wrote it has ADD. The subjects it touches upon are very diverse. It's kind of a survival guide/pep talk for people with ADD. He covers a lot of bases, and does so with humor and compassion. I really needed this book. On top of that, the narrator is my favorite out of any audiobook I've listened to. His voice is so warm and paternal. The whole experience was like being wrapped in a warm blanket.
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.
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