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Driven to Distraction Audiobook

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1995 Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D. All rights reserved. ©1995 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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    Amazon Customer 22/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Just what I needed to hear! "

    Hooray for this book! I have finally heard something that perfectly sums up how I've felt all my life. I'm not going crazy after all!

    All jokes aside, this book is expertly written and backed up with both anecdotes and medical studies.

    As someone with suspected adhd (awaiting consult), I did wonder if I would be able to make it through with the narrator's long drawn voice. So much so that I nearly didn't buy it. I'm so glad I did though. The narration was engaging and kept my interest throughout. It was a great tool for keeping me in one room at a time while I cleaned!!

    Will definitely be listening again (as I have forgotten most of the things I want to take from this book hahaha!).

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ry on ryPhone 24/07/2017
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    "Best way to start your journey"

    It's the best way to start learning about your ADHD. It's easy to understand and full of personal stories.

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    Mrs 13/09/2016
    Mrs 13/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Comprehensive, informative, reassuring"

    As a parent whose daughter has recently been diagnosed with ADHD/ADD, I found this book very helpful. The information is clearly presented, it is comprehensive in its explanation of key topics such as diagnosis and medication, and it provides good hints and tips to help manage ADHD.

    I especially liked the fact that the authors (both of whom have ADD so know what they are talking about!) are sure to highlight the positives of this condition and how to work it to your best advantage. The various case studies were also good to hear real life examples.

    Definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to know more as they step into the world of ADD/ADHD.

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  • Matthew S. Taylor
    18/12/16
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    "If you or a loved one has ADHD, this is a must-read."

    The most important book for helping me understand my life with adult ADHD. So glad it was on Audible. I've had the print version for years, but kept getting distracted from finishing it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kimmo Leveelahti
    28/03/16
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    "Very helpful!"

    Helps me to understand the syndrome. A lot of unexplained things leading to questions of charachter flaw gets answered.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    15/12/15
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    "So many lists"

    While I absolutely loved the lessons that this book gave me I couldn't help but notice that the book does lists very regularly. These weren't very short lists either so it made it slightly difficult to stay on track with the book. I did especially enjoy the stories of others that struggle with ADHD. It helps to know that you are not alone when it comes to these things. I would recommended this book to adults looking to educate themselves on ADHD.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shane
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    31/12/14
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    "Good in general"

    Good in general though somewhat dated (eg. Makes reference to DSM-III, instead of DSM-5 (which includes adult ADHD), doesn't reference newer drugs. research etc).

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Kathryn Prusick Gould
    02/05/17
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    "The Light Came On!"

    I caught myself nodding my head and thinking "yup" several times while listening. I made it through high school and college feeling that something was different. Everything was always easier for my Sister. School, anything that required coordination, relationships and later, work. I made it to retirement but things that were easy for others were always harder for me. This book helped clarify why. Thank you!

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  • Jill J
    20/04/17
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    "You're not the only one!"
    What did you love best about Driven to Distraction?

    It validates and defines a 'disorder' many of us thought was an innate flaw. It's a relief to "put a name to it" as so many of his clients say. It's so good to know that there are experts out there who know and study what you are going through, and that there are promising solutions and help.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Driven to Distraction?

    The stories will leave you involuntarily nodding your head at the symptoms and chuckling (sometimes sadly) about the missed cues. The stories and anecdotes, however edited they may be, make each of us who struggles with ADD feel so much less alone.


    Have you listened to any of John McDonough’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Nope, but I enjoyed his friendly and wise-sounding voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amber
    N. California
    07/04/17
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    "Enjoyable"

    loved the reader and contract was presented very well. enjoyed cases and the tips offered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • B. Claver
    North Suburbs, Chicago
    09/02/17
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    "Best Book I Have EVER Read"

    Extremely easy to understand. I've struggled with focusing and distraction for 40 years and thought I was lazy until this book was recommended to me and found it describes me in detail. You'll know if you have ADD by page 100 and learn about symptoms and steps needed to take control of your life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Meg
    21/12/16
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    "Everything you need to know."

    Based on research and soundly rooted in common sense, this book covers all aspects of ADHD. Symptoms, its effect on quality of life, diagnosis, treatment and the various "whys" of it all. It is straight forward, enlightening and comforting. There are many, many stories which will help you realise you are not alone.

    I would recommend this book to anyone who suspects they or someone they care for has ADHD; however it's those who have been recently diagnosed who would benefit the most.

    Above all, this book demonstrates that the behaviours associated with any "type" of ADHD are involuntary, the cause being totally beyond conscious control. I'd you want to understand yourself, or someone else with ADHD, and if you want to improve your life, then this book is the starting point.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • T. Roderick Henkels
    Blue Bell, PA United States
    18/10/16
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    "Excellent"

    Provided an in depth understanding of ADD and how it manifests itself in different individuals

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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