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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.

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"An excellent resource." (Publishers Weekly)

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very helpful!

as an adult with ADHD, books are not usually finished. filled with stories that help you understand yourself.

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the information in this book was so helpful to me

the information in this book was so helpful to me in my family, everyone should read this book especially if you know anybody who has ADHD.

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Excellent!

I've heard about this book from many sources, and having just listened to it, it fully lives up to it's stellar reputation in the ADHD community! It is a fantastic resource that I fully expect to listen to again, and this time take some notes!

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Excellent!

I now understand ADHD much better and learned how to look at the positive side of this draining condition. Lots of tips and advice: take what you can use, like anything what works for one person might not work for another, but there is something for everyone! A must read whether you or a loved one has the condition of ADHD.

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Should be required reading

Chalk full of advice, understanding, and truths. This book gave me the confidence to keep being me!

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Good ADD book for adults. Comprehensive!

Covered the entire spectrum of adult related ADD topics. Great resource. I with the Audible chapter breaks matched the book chapters.

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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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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<br />

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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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