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Driven To Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood. Front Cover. Edward M. Hallowell. Simon and. Boy Without Instructions by Penny Williams Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene Child of Mine by Ellyn Satter. Written by M.D. Edward M. Hallowell M.D., John J. Ratey, narrated by John McDonough. Download and keep this book for Free with a 30 day Trial.

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For only a quarter! I have finally heard something that perfectly sums up how I’ve felt all my life. Yet, as I read the case studies, I began to think this psychiatrist had been “reading my mail. The tips provided are extremely useful, especially the gain of a coach and mentor to get things going and pursue a normal and productive life in all of its aspects.

Just reading this book has changed halowell life. Amen, MD was one of the first to identify that there are multiple types beyond just purely hyperactive or inattentive ADD, each requiring a different treatment. Hallowell now identifies the underlying reasons why people lose their ability to focus at work. In this abridged audiobook, Hallowell and Ratey set out their view of the nature of Attention Deficit Disorder.

Even when I started reading Driven to DistractionI was reading it to become more familiar with what someone else was going through actually, what several people I know and care about were going through than reading it for myself. I spent 13 years on every medication possible trying to get me to sleep and keep me asleep, to make me stop feeling guilty, ashamed and worthless, to get me to what one doctor said was possible: It helps to know that you are not alone when it comes to these things.

May 30, Rob Voss rated it it was amazing Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The latter lesson helped provide much more tolerance and understanding of ADD symptoms that I now see in a new light among friends and co-workers. Nadeau PhD Narrated by: Nice, matter of fact narration.


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I can think of no more precious resource than the spirits of our children. Although Hallowell is a psychiatrist that obviously believes ADD is a real disorder, I would not consider this book “pro-ADD” in that it does a good job of presenting information without trying to sell you on any conclusion. The book says virtually nothing about hyperactivity, and so will be of little use to parents with children who are jumping all over the house and classroom and destroying everything in sight.

There may be as much reason to think of laziness as a neurological and genetic disorder as there is with ADD — surely the brains of lazy people can be found to exhibit some differences from those who are driven, and it would not be at all surprising to find that lazy parents have an increased likelihood of having lazy children.

Because ADD has been discovered in adults relatively recently, and because nearly everyone experiences many of these symptoms from time to time though to a lesser degreeadult ADD often goes undetected and undiagnosed.

I wish that writers of such popular works would be more careful with terms like “neurological” and “genetic,” and do not go beyond the available evidence. Written in an entertaining, conversational style for readers aged fifteen to thirty, Dr. Change and new things, no matter how simple, set me off an an anxiety-frenzy that drove my husband crazy.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I highly recommend this book! So, naturally, through my parents and teachers and brothers’ frustrated reactions to me, I came to believe mostly the negative things.

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Well, kids typically come to believe those who speak the loudest and the most. Peter Shankman, Bernie Wagenblast Hallowe,l I was never hyperactive but my mind never shut off. My 15 year old was just diagnosed with “mild” ADD. It was so very eye opening and I am so glad I have it. Written from the perspective only a seasoned “insider” the author himself has ADHD and is also a licensed therapist who has helped countless others with their “disorder” can provide; this book is amazing.

Jonathan Mooney and David Cole teach you how to take control of your education and find true disyraction – and they offer all the reasons why you should persevere. Mar 22, Ammar rated it it was amazing. This book has been ve ADD is not what I thought it was. I even fostered a child with ADHD, ddistraction and medicated, such that I was aware of the problem, but never distracrion that I really had the condition. Hallowell also insists that having ADD is very different from being lazy or self-indulgent, and claims that there is a clear distinction between the medical disorder and the personality flaw.


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A fantastic explanation of what ADHD is, how it looks, how it feels, and how it manifests–the book helps liberate the afflicted from layers of self-loathing and enlighten the frustrated folks around them as to what’s really going on. Barkley PhD Narrated by: I always lost things the second I sat them down. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Hallowell a few years ago at a conference in which he was the keynote speaker. While Distractino absolutely loved the lessons that this book gave me I couldn’t help but notice that the book does lists very regularly.

This book is written by a psychologist, who has ADD himself and treats people with the syndrome. Children, Meds, and Heart Safety: Even at those low points, I blamed myself.

A lot of unexplained things leading to questions of charachter flaw gets answered.

Very helpful and informative for parents with children with ADHD. Jul 31, Kimberly rated it it was amazing. Late, Lost, and Unprepared: Wes Crenshaw offers thirteen principles for successful living with ADD and ADHD drawn from twenty-two years distrachion experience and 23, hours of clinical discussions with hundreds of interesting clients.

I particularly liked the chapters on families with loved ones with ADD, along with adults affected.

It is definitely a better alternative to researching online which would lead to 1, open tabs of partially skimmed information and new avenues to explore and coming out the other end none the wiser.