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Edward M. Hallowell
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Answers to Distraction

4.04  ·  Rating Details  ·  243 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
The book that answers your questions about ADD—now revised and updated

Afterdecades of being unfairly diagnosed,children and adults with attention deficit disorder are now recognized as having a common and treatable neurological condition. Drs. Hallowell and Ratey answer the questions most frequently asked at their nationwide workshops and seminars, resulting in an easy-to-
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Jul 24, 2011 Chelsea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: non-fiction, own-book
The authors of the New York Times bestseller Driven to Distraction provided an essential "user's guide" millions of Americans suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), their family members, and all concerned professionals. They both have ADHD themselves and that was very important to me. I trust the answers of people going through the same thing that I am who are also professionals than not.

This is in question-and-answer format type of boo
Douglas Cootey
Sep 23, 2010 Douglas Cootey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic resource. I am so glad that I made it a goal to finish this book before reading others. It's not laid out with any sort of narrative. It is literally answers to a pile of cards Hallowell had collected from people asking him questions about ADHD. He organized them into themes and answered them one at a time. Theoretically, one is supposed to come to the book with a question, then search for the proper chapter. Since there were so many pearls of advice and wisdom to be discovered through ...more
Aug 25, 2013 Tara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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As the title dipicts, this book is written in question and answer format. Since it was written in 1994, some of the information is dated, such as the medications and there is a lot more known about add/adhd than when the book came out.
There is some very sound advice to some very honest questions. I wish that there would have been greater detail to the answers, but it is still a good source of info.
Monica Rodgers
Jan 21, 2013 Monica Rodgers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved the Q & A style of this book because there were some very specific questions I wanted answers to about ADD/ ADHD and many I had not thought to ask that I enjoyed reading. I also think this style of book is much easier to read for someone who has issues with the reading component of ADHD/ ADD.
Mar 05, 2015 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: newly diagnosed with ADHD
A lot of answers for the many questions those newly diagnosed with ADHD would most likely have. I didn't read this all the way through, but focused on the parts that seemed most interesting/relevant to my life. It's a good companion book to Driven to Distraction and Delivered from Distraction!
Dec 30, 2008 Kristen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is in question-and-answer format, so I mostly browsed through all the questions that seemed relevant to us. It seemed most of the book was more focused on adults with ADHD which isn't as pertinent for us right now, which is why I rated it lower. It just wasn't as helpful to me right now.
Chris Gager
Jan 30, 2012 Chris Gager rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm reading this a little at a time. Picked up at the town transfer station rescue trailer. I have self-diagnosed mysef with ADD. At age 65. It explains a lot. It's both discouraging and encouraging at the same time.
Dec 30, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good companion to Delivered from Distraction. Points I took away that have helped our family:

- get a coach
- accept that ADHD is a lifelong disability
- modify the ADHD environment to help daily struggles
May 31, 2008 Heidileesinclair rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
not quite as clear as DRiven to Distraction - to read as addition to ... Heidi
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Edward M. Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist who specialises in ADD/ADHD and who also has ADHD. He is the co-author of the book Delivered From Distraction. He also created The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, MA. He is a Harvard alumnus and has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School since 1983. He received his medical degree from Tulane University Med ...more
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