Driven To Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood. Front Cover. Edward M. Hallowell. Simon and. Boy Without Instructions by Penny Williams Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene Child of Mine by Ellyn Satter. Written by M.D. Edward M. Hallowell M.D., John J. Ratey, narrated by John McDonough. Download and keep this book for Free with a 30 day Trial.

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I mean, the fact that I do so many things wrong, does not mean that I am really bad deep down. Whether or not you believe that various mental health issues are “real” I think is unfortunat If you start typing “ADD is” into Google the top search suggestions are “fake”, “bullshit”, “not real”, and “a myth” so clearly there is still a long way to go towards removing the stigma around this disorder.

Distraciton Crenshaw PhD Narrated by: I always felt as if I was ignoring something really important if I just tried to focus on something else. Also, I have been struggling with an addiction to Facebook, which made me even more restless than I already am by myself.

Hallowell insists that it is a genetic neurological disorder, although he does not mention any evidence for this, and I know of only weak evidence for the claim. Diagnostic Criteria for Adult ADD 1 sense of underachievement 2 difficulty getting organized 3 chronic procrastination 4 too many projects — trouble with follow-through p. Just make a joke about it, or go running, perhaps.

Judith Kolberg, Kathleen G. Helps me to understand the syndrome. Return to Book Page. For example, he described a person who had had a Calvinistic upbringing, and kept hurting himself with all sorts of self-deprecatory thoughts.


But what appears to be a matter of self-discipline is for many a neurological problem. This book is written in a way that is unde This book was phenomenal. Still reading, but so far, it’s been fantastic for me to recognize why my parents had such a difficult time with me.

Review of “Driven to Distraction”

Just some inefficient wiring in my brain that makes it difficult to shift my attention to something else. After “ignoring” my childhood diagnosis of ADD after highschool, I’ve run into myself so many times it’s a wonder I made it this far.

It only means that you have difficulty choosing what to focus on. I’d recommend this book for everyone that has ADD or a loved one with. Tips for the Coach: The best was when I thought about my marriage ending as I read, a tear fell as I thought “Oh if this had been dealt with I would have been exactly what he wanted. I feel a sense of relief about who I am.

Driven to Distraction (Revised)

ADD is not what I thought it was. I always feel like I’ve wasted opportunities, blown chances, irresponsibly cadged together inadequate work just before deadlines, and more. I wish that writers of such popular works would be more careful with distrachion like “neurological” and “genetic,” and do not go beyond the available evidence. I even fostered a child with ADHD, diagnosed and medicated, such that I was aware of the problem, but never thought that I really had the condition.

When she identified my best friend as having undiagnosed ADD it was an armchair diagnosis, but I was willing to entertain it–it did explain a lot of my friend’s erratic, seemingly contradictory behaviorshe recommended this book.


Oct 20, Heather rated it really liked it. Change and new things, no matter how simple, set me off an an anxiety-frenzy that drove my husband crazy. I know it is to make me go “Wow! I’ve been given so many conflicting labels: In this abridged audiobook, Hallowell and Ratey set out their view of the nature of Attention Deficit Disorder. We should further note that often Xistraction is diagnosed by non-specialists, and so it would be helpful for Hallowell to emphasize that patients should see a specialist rather than a generalist.

It made me work on myself again and recognise that some of my “quirks” have a basis in ADD and can be treated. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Just as mindfulness helped me in believing that Jesus is friendly to my feelings, so now this book on ADD helped me see that I can take note of my sins in a friendly manner.

This book was the first ste The night that our then five-year-old son’s therapist told us he had ADHD, she recommended I read as much as I could on the subject, as a well informed advocate is a much more effective advocate. Nadeau PhD Narrated by: Did distarction know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat?