Delivered From Distraction

  • by Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey
  • Narrated by Edward M. Hallowell
  • 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder, all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. In this new book, Drs. Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey build on the breakthroughs of Driven to Distraction to offer a comprehensive and entirely up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADD.
As Hallowell and Ratey point out, "attention deficit disorder" is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind. Original, charismatic, energetic, often brilliant, people with ADD have extraordinary talents and gifts embedded in their highly charged but easily distracted minds. Tailored expressly to ADD learning styles and attention spans, Delivered from Distraction provides accessible, engaging discussions of every aspect of the condition, from diagnosis to finding the proper treatment regime. Inside you'll discover:


whether ADD runs in families
the links between ADD and other conditions
how people with ADD can free up their inner talents and strengths
the new drugs and how they work, and why they're not for everyone
sexual problems associated with ADD and how to resolve them
strategies for dealing with procrastination, clutter, and chronic forgetfulness
ADD is a trait, it only becomes a disorder when it impairs your life. Featuring gripping profiles of patients with ADD who have triumphed, Delivered from Distraction is a wise, loving guide to releasing the positive energy that all people with ADD hold inside. If you have ADD or care about someone who does, this is the book you must read.

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What the Critics Say

"An excellent resource." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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ADD Version

I first downloaded the unabridged version but never got finished listening to it. This edition is just the right speed for Add'ers. It gives a lot of ideas and knowledge, I learned lots of tricks that I use daily from this book.
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- Jeremy

Good choice (until something better comes along)

It's difficult to find information about ADHD in adults. Most things are geared more for parents helping their children.

This audio book mostly does a good job at sticking to information that is useful for adults with ADHD, except for a *long* chapter on how parents can help their children in college. Yes, most college student are over 18, but this doesn't really count as "information for adults" since it's aimed at the parents and not the students.

But the book does do a nice job of talking about issues like the DSM definitions and terminology, and how they've changed, and about the various medications available.

This book is an acceptable substitute until someone finally does produce an audio book strictly aimed at people who are diagnosed with ADHD later in life.
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- Joyce

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-30-2004
  • Publisher: Random House Audio