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Driven to Distraction Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Matthew S. Taylor 12-18-16 Member Since 2017
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    "If you or a loved one has ADHD, this is a must-read."

    The most important book for helping me understand my life with adult ADHD. So glad it was on Audible. I've had the print version for years, but kept getting distracted from finishing it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kimmo Leveelahti 03-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very helpful!"

    Helps me to understand the syndrome. A lot of unexplained things leading to questions of charachter flaw gets answered.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    "So many lists"

    While I absolutely loved the lessons that this book gave me I couldn't help but notice that the book does lists very regularly. These weren't very short lists either so it made it slightly difficult to stay on track with the book. I did especially enjoy the stories of others that struggle with ADHD. It helps to know that you are not alone when it comes to these things. I would recommended this book to adults looking to educate themselves on ADHD.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shane 12-31-14
    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).

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    Nancy N. Grieger 11-14-17
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    "Amazing book"

    On point! I recommend it to everyone, especially people with ADD And ADHD. My twin And I have ADD

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    tara thompson 09-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book on the subject of ADD."

    Greatly written. Super informative. Plain English. Clear examples. Thorough. Learn about the history and science. And most importantly, practical. Narrator was very good: clear and great to listen to.

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    wesley 09-15-17
    wesley 09-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "ADD"

    this book goes into incredible depth in the field of ADD, and provides estounding insite by the author who has it himself. the perception in this book is like nome other i have seen.

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    helpingout 08-20-17
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    "Excellent Book"

    This book while kind of dry at times was excellent. I learned so much about myself and my family. I feel a sense of relief about who I am. I am more self accepting as well.

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    Bob 08-10-17
    Bob 08-10-17 Member Since 2013
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    "lifesaving book!"

    great info. well written. life changing.

    if you are always behind the 8- ball, you might have ADD. read this book.

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    Kathryn Prusick Gould 05-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "The Light Came On!"

    I caught myself nodding my head and thinking "yup" several times while listening. I made it through high school and college feeling that something was different. Everything was always easier for my Sister. School, anything that required coordination, relationships and later, work. I made it to retirement but things that were easy for others were always harder for me. This book helped clarify why. Thank you!

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    "Just what I needed to hear! "

    Hooray for this book! I have finally heard something that perfectly sums up how I've felt all my life. I'm not going crazy after all!

    All jokes aside, this book is expertly written and backed up with both anecdotes and medical studies.

    As someone with suspected adhd (awaiting consult), I did wonder if I would be able to make it through with the narrator's long drawn voice. So much so that I nearly didn't buy it. I'm so glad I did though. The narration was engaging and kept my interest throughout. It was a great tool for keeping me in one room at a time while I cleaned!!

    Will definitely be listening again (as I have forgotten most of the things I want to take from this book hahaha!).

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Best way to start your journey"

    It's the best way to start learning about your ADHD. It's easy to understand and full of personal stories.

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    "Comprehensive, informative, reassuring"

    As a parent whose daughter has recently been diagnosed with ADHD/ADD, I found this book very helpful. The information is clearly presented, it is comprehensive in its explanation of key topics such as diagnosis and medication, and it provides good hints and tips to help manage ADHD.

    I especially liked the fact that the authors (both of whom have ADD so know what they are talking about!) are sure to highlight the positives of this condition and how to work it to your best advantage. The various case studies were also good to hear real life examples.

    Definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to know more as they step into the world of ADD/ADHD.

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