Driven to Distraction : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adolescence

Author(s): Edward M. Hallowell


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. Discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatment of attention-deficit Disorder (ADD).


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Sandra Freed Thomas, R.N.former president of CH.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder)This rich resource has it all -- education, family perspectives, diagnosis and treatment, subtypes -- but throughout there is a joyful and pervading sense of hope. One cannot read this book without developing a great sense of how it feels to live with ADD -- to compensate for, even to benefit from, its characteristics.

General Fields

  • : 9780684801285
  • : Simon & Schuster, Limited
  • : Simon & Schuster, Limited
  • : March 1995
  • : United States
  • : January 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Edward M. Hallowell
  • : Paperback
  • : Reprinted edition
  • : English
  • : 616.8589
  • : 336