Item description for Answers to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell & John J. Ratey...
In Driven to Distraction, Drs.Hallowell and Ratey revealed why millions ofadults and children are chronic underachievers, caughtup in persistent problems in school, at work, andat home. The cause is not lack ofself-discipline, but, rather, an inborn neurological condition,Attention Deficit Disorder, orADD.
Answers To Distraction providespractical solutions to the dilemmas of ADD. This"user's guide" to ADD is presented inquestion-and-answer format ideal for even the mostdistractible reader. Each chapter covers a specificaspect of ADD, such as ADD in women, ADD andaggression, ADD and addiction, or ADD and work. Theauthors provide advice for teachers on recognizing ADDand helping students to cope, plus extraordinaryinsights into the relationship difficulties causedby ADD.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5.2" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.67 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 1996
ISBN 055337821X ISBN13 9780553378214
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More About Edward M. Hallowell & John J. Ratey
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., was an instructor at Harvard Medical School for twenty years and is now the director of the Hallowell Centers in Seattle, San Francisco, New York City, and the Boston area. He is the co-author of Driven to Distraction, Delivered from Distraction, and Answers to Distraction, as well as the author of CrazyBusy, The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness, and Worry, among other titles. He also hosts a weekly podcast called Distraction that offers practical solutions on how to focus and regain control in today's digital world.
From the Hardcover edition.
Edward M. Hallowell currently resides in Boston, in the state of Massachusetts.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Answers to Distraction?
Adds some to the first book Jan 9, 2007
Get Driven to Distraction first, but this adds some lifestyle tips. A fair amount of repetition of the first book. It sure is cold in here.
ADD/ADHD IS REAL Mar 15, 2006
This is a good book because of it's format; ie: Question/Answer. I think it might even be more helpful to those living with, or who associate with others who have ADD/ADHD.
To those who think ADD/ADHD is not real... your wrong. That being said, I wish to state here that it is not a defect. It is simply another brain/mind type. It is NORMAL, but it does not fit in with the majority. That is why we with ADD/ADHD struggle. We have to fit into a world set up for the majority. Once one learns that this is a GIFT rather than a disadvantage, it is incredibly freeing and even life saving. I know what I am talking about. I learned I had ADD when I was 37. I thank God every time I think about it that He made me this way. My advantages are far too numerous to list here, but suffice it to say, I can do what others only dream of because of this GIFT! My suggestion to all who are like me? Rejoice in it, and make it work FOR YOU. We are the dreamers of big dreams and we can make them HAPPEN.
Great AD/HD Resource Jun 4, 2004
This a great AD/HD resource. The book is written in a very ADD friendly Q & A format. This book will anser many commonly asked AD/HD related questions. Many of the questioned answered are ones that you may have always wanted to know but were afried to ask.
This a great book to add your AD/HD Library.
I'll show you my disease if you show me yours! Respond May 5, 2004
That made me laugh. I have to ask do you believe in AIDS? Do you believe in cancer? Do you think people in wheel chairs can walk? If so way? Have you had any of them? Do you really know what they are like? How do you know they are real? How because science tells you and that same science also has done brain scans on people with AD/HD and has proven that it is real.
So I know people without ADD can have some traits of ADD like forgetting things, sure some people can be just like that but when you forget your own birthday, always lose your keys etc, never organised, can't concentrate for more then about 2 minutes, never on time for anything, poor sleeping habits, trouble learning what others find easy etc would you like me to go on?
If they sound like normal people to me god help us all.
Answers to Review Mar 18, 2004
Please disregard the top statement about ADHD being a medical fad. Obviously, he/she has never gone through a day of having ADHD. If this ADHD thing is such a fad, as he/she claims, then explain why studies have shown that well over 50% of those diagnosed with ADHD report major improvements after medication. ADHD research is not perfect, but it has benefited way too many people in this world to pass it off as just an excuse to sell pills.
I guarantee that the reviewer would not be diagnosed with ADHD, as he/she suggests. Doctors go through a series of questioning, and you will only be diagnosed unless your symptoms go over a certain threshold. You don't just get labeled with ADHD because you're forgetful or sometimes hyper; you have to display a certain level of symptoms. In extreme cases, it's almost impossible to deny: blurting out comments for no apparent reason, complete inability to sit still, etc....
ADHD research is not perfect. But just because it doesn't work for you or your family does not mean it applies to everyone. I'm sorry that your child was misdiagnosed, but a lot of people are diagnosed and helped. But for those who want to find information, I have (and most psychologists I know) recommended "Driven to Distraction". It's pretty much the most basic book you can find on the subject. If you are one of the fairly small percentage of adults who are constantly frustrated by a brain malfunction that makes you feel stupid (even though you know you're not), then please at least do the research. It couldn't hurt you to arm yourself with more information.