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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Ristraction 10 steps are perfect for you if you’re looking for more realistic, practical ways to feel good about yourself. Aug 23, Erica Tjelta rated it really liked it. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Publisher’s Summary Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients both adults and childrenDrs.

She discusses the concept of criticism, the power of meditation, being willing to change, what you believe and deserve, and much more. Behavioral Checklists Assessment Instruments: There were several stories that were so similar to mine, and seeing these patients’ experience was such a relief to me.

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Is it Attention, Language or Both? Good in general though somewhat dated eg. But it was also a great help for me to deal with some worries that I had regarding hallowsll behavior in relation to my faith. Whether or not you believe that various mental health issues are “real” I think is unfortunately often very subjective and people will think what they want to think.

Work the system, stick it to the man, etc. Although I have drivsn joked with my students that I must be borderline ADD, I would never have diagnosed myself as actually suffering from the disorder. It doesn’t use too much technical language, so it’s a good book for experts and people who know nothing about the disorder.

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It conveys its message in comprehensible, non-jargon that provides several examples to illustrate the many symptoms and subtypes of ADD that exist. Yet I would imagine that if one got together a group of lazy, self-indulgent people with low self-esteem disyraction were motivated to change, they too would benefit from such treatment.

I think that for most people it is hard to deal with structural failures, but when you’re a Christian and have been told that all these things are sins, it gets worse, because then you may think that even God is angry with you, which is terrifying. This is not so much a “how to” book or a “solution” book as much as a “what is it” book–but I found lots of help simply in gaining this understanding. This is an excellent book for anyone searching for insights into living with ADHD.

This book deals with the toll ADD takes on families, marriages, friendships, and work and gives concrete ides on how to repair, modify, and maintain these relationships.

The audiobook is narrated by Hallowell and a woman who is not identified on the packaging. ADD probably has some genetic aspect, and of course there are correlations between what goes in in the brain and what goes on in the person, but that does not mean that ADD is a neurological drvien in the same sense that Alzheimer’s is.

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She told me it was the only one she had read that actually made her think, “This person understands my brain. So many lists While I absolutely loved the lessons that this book gave me I couldn’t help but notice that the book does diatraction very regularly. Making a permanent change often feels outright impossible.


So you can imagine my relief, when reading this book makes it clear, that all this is not the consequence of something malicious in my heart, but just an impractical brain. Now this was really an eye-opener for me. The greatest flaw of the book is in its readiness to medicalize ADD. I was diagnosed as clinically depressed at the age of 18, suffered from bulimia for ten years, binged in secret even after I stopped purging because I couldn’t seem to control the urges to eat to quiet my mind, and always suffered from anxiety no matter how much the doctor’s upped my anti-depressants.

Dec 14, Elizabeth rated it it was ok. Tests of Attention Assessment Instruments: He starts with some explanation of what it is and is not, followed by lots of different examples of how ADD affects various people. By the end, I felt like I had a reasonably good understanding and was able to adapt my expectations so I wouldn’t end up throttling my BFF.

I learned two things from this book: Being diagnosed answered a lot of questions, but also left a lot unanswered.

May 30, Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: BTW if you’re never distracted, you can also never be inspired, don’t you think? Share This Email a link to this page to: