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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Loads and loads of people have told me to stop worrying, and I knew they were probably right, but honestly, I had just no idea how to do that! 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 cistraction diagnosis and treatment.

This is not really a review, but more my reflection on drvien new insights that this book gave me. That’s a really weird feeling. For only a quarter! This book while kind of dry at times was excellent. Living and Loving with.

A fantastic explanation of what ADHD is, how it looks, how it feels, and how it manifests–the book helps liberate hallowdll afflicted from layers of self-loathing and enlighten the frustrated folks around them as to what’s really going on. Dec 13, Craig rated it really liked it. On this audio program, Louise L.


I highly recommend this book! My library Help Advanced Book Search. Oct 20, Heather rated it really liked it. The best part of this book is that it isn’t trying to pre-diagnose people and pre-dispose them toward medication. Halloewll vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming.

He has so many books She told me it was the only one she had read that actually made her think, “This person understands my brain.

Written in an entertaining, conversational style for readers aged fifteen to thirty, Dr. It is very helpful to remind people with ADD of their goals.

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Hallowell wrote that these ongoing thoughts get enhanced by ADD, because ADD means that you have difficulty in choosing your focus, so in consequence it can be really very hard for ADD persons to let go of these thoughts. I’ve always blamed myself.

Hallowell Goodreads Author. Please try again later. Hallpwell attributes his unusually high energy level and extreme productivity to his ADHD. My 15 tl old was just diagnosed with “mild” ADD. Now, in this all-new, revised edition, Dr. The book offers several solutions like asking friends to help planning, using todo lists, exercise, and medication. I did especially enjoy the stories of others that struggle with ADHD. Jul 15, Johnny rated it it was amazing Shelves: I could never follow through and didn’t understand how, unless I put it on the to-do list app on my phone, I would forget to do simple things like take the laundry out of the washer and put it into the dryer or even brush my preschooler’s teeth.


Jan 04, D. The book is informative and helpful. I’ll keep a couple of pills in my medicine cabinet for in case I ever decide to write another book, and maybe I’ll sell the rest of them to my writer friends in order to pay for my expensive new Obamacare. I saw a doctor on the request on my therapist therapy is a worthless disaster til the ADHD is managed who asked me two questions: Why didn’t anyone detect this before?

Easy to read and understand.

Driven to Distraction

For people who have problems with focusing and emotional problems that result from the consequences that result, Driven to Distraction will encourage them to see their situation medically, and that may well be helpful.

I’m not going crazy after all! I even fostered a child with ADHD, diagnosed and medicated, such that I was aware of the problem, but never thought that I really had the condition. Read it Forward Read it first. And you can alternate abstraction with hyperfocus.

Wise, practical, drivfn reassuring.

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