Driven to Distraction

  • by Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey
  • Narrated by John McDonough
  • 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Through vivid 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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Good in general

Good in general though somewhat dated (eg. Makes reference to DSM-III, instead of DSM-5 (which includes adult ADHD), doesn't reference newer drugs. research etc).
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- Shane

Everything you need to know.

Based on research and soundly rooted in common sense, this book covers all aspects of ADHD. Symptoms, its effect on quality of life, diagnosis, treatment and the various "whys" of it all. It is straight forward, enlightening and comforting. There are many, many stories which will help you realise you are not alone.

I would recommend this book to anyone who suspects they or someone they care for has ADHD; however it's those who have been recently diagnosed who would benefit the most.

Above all, this book demonstrates that the behaviours associated with any "type" of ADHD are involuntary, the cause being totally beyond conscious control. I'd you want to understand yourself, or someone else with ADHD, and if you want to improve your life, then this book is the starting point.
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- Meg

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-19-2013
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio