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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I learned so much about myself and my family. Or take notes, if that’s one of your strategies for paying attention the book itself is very good, especially since it’s written by someone who has ADHD, and plenty of stories from others who have it.

Recognizing and coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from childhood through adulthood. 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 ditraction in sight.

Excellent Book This book while kind of dry at times was excellent.

Driven to Distraction (Revised)

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!

Peter attributes his unusually high energy level and extreme productivity to his ADHD.

The greatest flaw of the book is in its readiness to medicalize ADD. I feel a sense of relief about who I am.

Christian PerringPh. ADD has been described as paradoxical because of its many seemingly contradictory symptoms. I started seeing myself in the emotional stuff.

And the highs and lows I was having that a friend confused with possible manic depression The latter lesson helped provide much driiven tolerance and understanding of ADD symptoms that I now see in a new light among friends and co-workers.


It made me work on myself again and recognise that some of my “quirks” have a basis in Hllowell and can be treated. May 28, Kathleen rated it really liked it. Written tk 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.

When she identified my best friend as having undiagnosed ADD it was an armchair diagnosis, but I drien willing to entertain it–it did explain a lot of my friend’s erratic, seemingly contradictory behaviorshe recommended this book.

Barkley provides step-by-step strategies for managing symptoms and reducing their harmful impact. Based on his years of helping clients develop disttraction ways to deal with distraction, Dr. Turns out that Attention Deficit Disorder is widely misunderstood. Aug 09, Jillian rated it really liked it Shelves: Selected pages Title Page.

Groundbreaking and halliwell, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. The audible version was perfect and I just about cried as every new topic, every case study, every description is what I had been living with my whole life but has gradually gotten worse as my responsibilities increased.

To view it, click here. Hallowell Goodreads Author. The author, who is a psychiatrist with ADD and treats those with it, not only delves into the initial symptoms of ADD like distractibility, disorginization, inattentiveness, impulsivity, etc.

But this book is very well written and extremely valuable for anyone who thinks they or someone they know might have ADD. Diagnostic Criteria for Adult ADD 1 sense of underachievement 2 difficulty getting organized 3 chronic procrastination 4 too many projects — trouble with follow-through p.

I spent the first 30 pages or so going “I am nothing like these people. I have a child who has been experiencing difficulty in many areas of her life, but the constant arguing between me and her, and also between her and other family members was what finally drove me to take her to a therapist.


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I bought it right away but was never able to read much because of my lack of focus and time. 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 druven really very hard for ADD persons to let go of these thoughts.

Review of “Driven to Distraction”

Change and new things, no matter how simple, set me off an an anxiety-frenzy that drove my husband crazy. This book, which I listened to via audio books, was great. Below is an excerpt of an email that I wrote to my pastor afterwards. To take the joy of learning — which one can see in any child experimenting with something new — to take that joy and turn it into fear — that is something we should never do.

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

Jun 17, Willa added it Shelves: And now, I realize that there is a reason. Probably the best attitude to people who underperform and have difficulty paying attention is not to be judgmental, whether or didtraction their problem is medical, because attitudes of blame and condemnation tend not to be very productive. An interesting book for those of us interested in ADD.

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