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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Overall this book drven a very good job of describing the traits of a variety of people with ADD and the effects it has on the lives of one’s family members. Why can it be so hard to focus on a task, but then I’m able to hyper-focus at times too? Here’s how to do it Good in general Good in general though somewhat dated eg.

Review – Driven to Distraction – ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

So it was a feast of recognition. My 15 year old was just diagnosed with “mild” ADD. Just reading this book has changed my life. Jonathan Todd Ross Length: Mar 22, Christine rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I would recommended this book to adults looking to educate haplowell on ADHD.

For example, he described a person who had had a Calvinistic upbringing, and kept hurting himself with all sorts of self-deprecatory driveh. I always felt as if I was ignoring something really important if I just tried to focus on something else.


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

I’d recommend this book for everyone that has ADD or a loved one with. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers.

Review of “Driven to Distraction”

Aug 23, Erica Tjelta rated it really liked it. Being diagnosed answered a lot of questions, but also left a lot unanswered.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Much more to this complex multi- layer disorder. Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

The virtue of Driven to Distraction is that it does focus on the positive and provides many practical suggestions on how to deal with the problems the come with easy distractibility. And I do try, but. In fact, the condition has a wide variety of symptoms: Approaching 61, I realize that it’s probably too late for me to do more than live with the problem.

Maybe my diagnosis was wrong?

And if you ignore all impulses, how can you be led haplowell the spirit? His main research is on philosophical issues in medicine, psychiatry and psychology. Published March 2nd by Touchstone Books first published August 5th Though long, I do see the value in the broad coverage of the topic and stories covering the spectrum of how this disorder appears in people’s lives.


Yet I would imagine that if one got together a group of lazy, self-indulgent people with low self-esteem who were motivated to change, they too would benefit from such treatment. Paperbackpages. I broke down and borrowed some Adderall from a helpful friend who said “it’s great for deadlines”, and then sequestered myself at another friend’s apartment Even though I am finished with it, I am still going to carry it around in my purse with pages marked and passages highlighted. This book is long- ironically so, given the audience, and I’m sure glad it is on Audible as I couldn’t have focused well enough to read it on paper.

Obviously, there needs to be skills training for handling symptoms that medication alone cannot help.

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That my problems with picking up subtle cues and listening to others might stem from the same issue as my problems with procrastination and overcommitting. How do you know which one to read first??? Are you smart, scattered, and driiven