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DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from
DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from
Author: Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey
ISBN-13: 9780679421771
ISBN-10: 0679421777
Publication Date: 3/15/1994
Pages: 319
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Pantheon
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
An excellent reference source on ADD, with good information for adults as well as children, including the inattentive type as well as hyperactive type.
reviewed DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from on + 24 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is perhaps THE one book you need to address your own or someone else's ADHD. It was enormously helpful to me in dealing with my daughter. Do read it.
reviewed DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
The authors employ a broad, general definition of ADD ("high-energy, action-oriented, bottom-line, gotta-run-type people") and continually emphasize the special, positive qualities of people with ADD. They describe how ADD affects adults--many Americans mistakenly think of it as a childhood curse--and explain how the American temperament helps create ADD-like symptoms. Best of all are the stories and case studies of myriad folks who have dealt successfully with their diagnosis. A state-by-state list of support groups are included in this excellent approach to an intriguing subject.
- Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, Pa.
reviewed DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from on + 199 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Through 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.
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Helpful Score: 2
I read this book because someone close to me is suffereing with ADD. It certainly helped me understand. I would think if one is trying to cope with this situation this book could be helpful. It is quite optomistic. There are case studies of those who have learned to cope and had successful, fairly stress free lives.
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Helpful Score: 1
Invaluable.
reviewed DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from on + 52 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
So much information about ADD in adults (and also all ages). If you have any wonder about how ADD affects an adult...you need this book. AND, if you live with any that have you infuriated, this might help you to realize that it really is the way they are 'wired.' Very helpful book.
reviewed DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from on + 223 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is a very good book on Add. I think by far one of th ebest out there.
reviewed DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
One of the most informative books on ADD. Anyone wishing to start should start here with this book.
reviewed DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from on + 37 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Fantastic book. If you suspect that you or someone you love has ADD you will benefit greatly from reading this book.
reviewed DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from on + 80 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Very comprehensive ADD book. It helped me!
reviewed DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Excellant
reviewed DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from on + 211 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Probably the best book on dealing with ADD for the layperson.
reviewed DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from on + 2 more book reviews
Great book, helped a lot! (Glad it's on tape b/c I'm so ADD I can't read a book!)
reviewed DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from on + 724 more book reviews
Was very informative. Didn't seem to fit my situation. My son ended up being Asperger's.
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I enjoyed this book very much, and was shocked by the many different aspects of ADD/ADHD. There is so much more than hyper-activity with these disorders, and sometimes, hyper-activity isn't even a factor. So many concerns of mine were answered with this book. Another thing I really liked, was the numerous examples of different families and their struggles, and the recommended solutions.
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Great book I first saw on Oprah. Recognizing and dealing with ADD from kids to adults.
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Really helpful.