Book was in perfect condition when received. Good book, going to pass onto others to look at their lives.
Delivered from Distraction delivered quickly!
Fast, prompt, excellent service from this provider. Product was "like new" as advertised. I've never had a book arrive to me so quickly.
Great Resource for ADD/ADHD
I was recently diagnosed with ADHD-PI, and this book has been an excellent resource for understanding ADD in adults. I'm only about 1/2 way through, but I'm already implementing some changes in how I run my life based in part on the information and accounts in the book, as well as discussion with my doctor.
It's particularly interesting to see both the similarities and the differences between individuals with this condition, and how even with very similar core symptoms the life outcome can be quite different from person to person based upon environment, personality, and capability. So far the book has been a jumping off point for me to really think about how ADD has affected me, what about that I want to change, and what I can do to make any changes easy to implement and hard to avoid. Definitely put this on your list if you have, suspect you have, or know someone who has ADD.
This is a well presented summary of both diagnostic and treatment approaches to Attention Deficit Disorders. It will make a good introduction and guide for individuals struggling with this condition, as well as for the parents of such individuals.
In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. 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 ? new diagnostic procedures, tests, and evaluations ? 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 ? exciting advances in nonpharmaceutical therapies, including changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle ? how to adapt the classic twelve-step program to treat ADD ? sexual problems associated with ADD and how to resolve them ? strategies for dealing with procrastination, clutter, and chronic forgetfulness
ADD is a trait, a way of living in the world. 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.