Delivered from Distraction

Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.,John J. Ratey, M.D.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345490988

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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“If you read only one book about attention deficit disorder, it should be Delivered from Distraction.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising Cain 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. Praise for Delivered from Distraction “The definitive source of information on attention deficit disorder.”—Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., director, Child Study Center, New York University School of Medicine “A deeply wise and truly helpful book, written with frankness, humor, and tremendous empathy.”—Perri Klass, M.D., co-author of Quirky Kids

Delivered from Distraction

Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Edward M. Hallowell,John J. Ratey

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345442318

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 380

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Incorporates the latest research and information about childhood and adult attention deficit disorder into a comprehensive guide to living with the disability, looking at a wide variety of treatment options, medication and alternative therapies.

Delivered From Distraction

Getting The Most Out Of Life With Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Edward M. Hallowell,John J. Ratey

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780345442307

Category: Psychology

Page: 380

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A guide to living with attention deficit disorder examines a variety of treatment options, medication and alternative therapies, and how to take advantage of the disorder while avoiding the problems.

Driven to Distraction (Revised)

Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.,John J. Ratey, M.D.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307743160

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers. Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”—including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Driven to Distraction at Work

How to Focus and Be More Productive

Author: Ned Hallowell

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1422186415

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Identifying the underlying reasons why people really lose their ability to focus at work and drawing on case studies, a leading authority on ADD and ADHD presents a set of reliable techniques that will help anyone regain control of their attention and most productive mental state in the workplace. By the best-selling author of Driven to Distraction. 25,000 first printing.

Women with Attention Deficit Disorder

Embrace Your Differences and Transform Your Life

Author: Sari Solden,Sari Solden, MS, Lmft

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 0978590910

Category: Psychology

Page: 354

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Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, psychotherapist Sari Solden's, groundbreaking book, explains how every year, millions of withdrawn little girls and chronically overwhelmed women go undiagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder because they don't fit the stereotypical profile: they're not fast-talking, hyperactive, or inattentive, and they are not male. This pioneering book explores treatment and counseling options, and uses real-life case histories to examine the special challenges women with AD/HD face, such as the shame of not fulfilling societal expectations. Solden explains that AD/HD affects just as many women as men, and often results in depression, disorganization, anxiety, and underachievement. Included in this revised edition is a brand new chapter on friendship challenges for women with AD/HD. Three empowering steps -- restructuring one's life, renegotiating relationships, and redefining self-image -- help women take control of their lives and enjoy success on their own terms. "Sari Solden has used her personal and professional experience to shine some light into the dark closet inhabited by far too many ADD women... She empowers ADD women by validating their experience as worthwhile human beings who struggle with serious organizational problems in many areas of their lives." (Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo, authors of You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy")

Superparenting for ADD

An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.,Peter S. Jensen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345512820

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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With decades of experience working with ADD children, Dr. Edward Hallowell has long argued that ADD is too often misunderstood, mistreated, and mislabeled as a “disability.” Now he teams up with top academic ADD researcher Peter S. Jensen, M.D., to bring you an invaluable new approach to helping your ADD child. Superparenting for ADD offers a specific game plan including • UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Tune out the diagnosticians and simply nourish the spirit of your child for who he is. • VIEWING THE MIRROR TRAITS Recognize the positive sides of the negative symptoms associated with ADD: stubbornness = persistence; impulsiveness = creativity; intrusiveness = eagerness. • THE CYCLE OF EXCELLENCE Nurture an environment in which a child can safely take risks, reserve time to let a child dabble as a way to learn, encourage playful practice, support mastery of a skill, and then recognize a child’s accomplishments.

You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!

The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Kate Kelly,Peggy Ramundo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743288947

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

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With over a quarter million copies in print, You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! is one of the bestselling books on attention deficit disorder (ADD) ever written. There is a great deal of literature about children with ADD. But what do you do if you have ADD and aren't a child anymore? This indispensable reference -- the first of its kind written for adults with ADD by adults with ADD -- focuses on the experiences of adults, offering updated information, practical how-tos and moral support to help readers deal with ADD. It also explains the diagnostic process that distinguishes ADD symptoms from normal lapses in memory, lack of concentration or impulsive behavior. Here's what's new: The new medications and their effectiveness The effects of ADD on human sexuality The differences between male and female ADD -- including falling estrogen levels and its impact on cognitive function The power of meditation How to move forward with coaching And the book still includes advice about: Achieving balance by analyzing one's strengths and weaknesses Getting along in groups, at work and in intimate and family relationships -- including how to decrease discord and chaos Learning the mechanics and methods for getting organized and improving memory Seeking professional help, including therapy and medication

Journeys Through ADDulthood

Discover a New Sense of Identity and Meaning with Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Sari Solden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802719188

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Sari Solden specializes in working with ADD adults and their partners. Her first book, Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, has sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide. Now, in Journeys Through ADDulthood, she takes a groundbreaking look at the emotional turmoil often precipitated by ADD and offers readers roadmaps to richer, happier lives. Living with ADD affects the development of one's view of self, especially for those not diagnosed until adulthood, after an entire childhood of feeling "different" without knowing why. There are no quick fixes-Solden takes a longer view of the challenges and sees living with ADD as an ongoing internal process. Journeys Through ADDulthood is a step-by-step guide through three stages, or journeys: toward understanding your brain and your primary symptoms; toward discovering your true identity and embracing your uniqueness; and toward learning to share your true self to connect with others. Illuminating her points based on the real-life journeys of two men and two women, Solden offers self-help exercises at the end of each chapter to point the way around common roadblocks on the road to empowerment, self-fulfillment, and the realization of long-buried dreams and goals.

Faster Than Normal

Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain

Author: Peter Shankman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704997

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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A refreshingly practical and honest guide that rewrites the script on ADHD Peter Shankman is a busy guy -- a media entrepreneur who runs several businesses, gives keynote speeches around the world, hosts a popular podcast, runs marathons and Iron Mans, is a licensed skydiver, dabbles in angel investing, and is loving father to his young daughter. Simply put, he always seems to have more than 24 hours in a day. How does he do it? Peter attributes his unusually high energy level and extreme productivity to his ADHD. In Faster Than Normal, Shankman shares his hard-won insights and daily hacks for making ADHD a secret weapon for living a full and deeply satisfying life. Both inspiring and practical, the book presents life rules, best practices, and simple but powerful ways to: Harness your creative energy to generate and execute your ideas Direct your hyperfocus to get things done Identify your pitfalls--and avoid them Streamline your daily routine to eliminate distractions Use apps and other tech innovations to free up your time and energy Filled with ingenious hacks and supportive self-care advice, this is the positive, practical book the ADHD community has long needed - and is also an invaluable handbook for anyone who's sick of feeling overwhelmed and wants to drive their faster-than-normal brain at maximum speed...without crashing.

Answers to Distraction

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.,John J. Ratey, M.D.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 080415015X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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The book that answers your questions about ADD—now revised and updated The bestseeling authors of Driven to Distraction respond to the most frequently asked questions about Attention Deficit Disorder. After decades 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-read reference that covers every aspect of the disorder: from identifying symptoms and diagnosis, to the latest treatment options, as well as practical day-to-day advice on how you or a loved one can live a normal life with ADD. Whether you are a patient, parent, teacher, or health-care professional, Answers to Distraction will help those whose ADD has caused persistent problems in school, at work, and in relationships. Q&As include: • What is the single most important scientific finding about ADD in the last decade? • How early can ADD be diagnosed? • Where can a parent get support for dealing with a child who has ADD? • What advances in the field of medication have taken place since the original version of this book was published? • How can you help someone of any age who resists the diagnosis of ADD get comfortable with it?

Married to Distraction

Restoring Intimacy and Strengthening Your Marriage in an Age of Interruption

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.,Sue Hallowell,Melissa Orlov

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345519313

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Are you more distant from your spouse than you’d like to be? Do you or your spouse waste time mindlessly viewing email or surfing the Web? Welcome to the club! Modern marriage is busy, distracted, and overloaded to extremes, with ever-increasing lists of things to do, superficial electronic connections, and interrupted moments. The good news is that there are straightforward and effective ways to restore communication and connection, resurrect happiness and romance, and strengthen—even save—a marriage. • Observe the natural sequence of sustaining love: attention, time, connection, and play. • Develop and nurture empathy—the essential building block to healthy communication. • Carve out small moments of uninterrupted attention for each other. • Identify the pressures that our crazybusy lifestyles put on love and marriage, and fight back with tenderness and appreciation. Complete with scripts, tips, communication techniques, and a detailed 30-day reconnection plan, as well as inspiring real-life stories, Married to Distraction will set couples on a course of understanding, healing, and love.

Attention Deficit Disorder

The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults

Author: Thomas E. Brown

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300119893

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 360

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A leading expert in the assessment and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder dispels myths and offers reassuring, practical information about treatments. Drawing on recent findings in neuroscience and a rich variety of case studies from his own clinical practive, Dr. Thomas E. Brown describes what ADD syndrome is, how it can be recognized at different ages, and how it can best be treated. This is the first book to address the perplexing question about ADD: how can individuals, some very bright, be chronically unable to "pay attention," yet be able to focus very well on specific tasks that strongly interest them? Dr. Brown disputes the "willpower" explanation and explains how inherited malfunctions of the brain's management system prevent some people from being able to deal adequately with challenging tasks of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. His book is an authoritative and practical guide for physicians and psychologists, parents and teachers, and the 7 to 9 percent of persons who suffer from ADD/ADHD.

Out of the Fog

Treatment Options and Coping Strategies For Adult Attention Deficit Disorder

Author: Kevin Murphy,Ph.D. Murphy, Kevin,Suzanne Levert

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786880874

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 300

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Argues that ADD or Attention-deficit disorder affects adults as well as children, discusses drug therapy and other treatments, and offers advice on improving communication and organizational skills

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD

Author: Russell A. Barkley

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606237113

Category: Psychology

Page: 294

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For adults with ADHD, problems with attention, planning, problem solving, and controlling emotions can make daily life an uphill battle. Fortunately, effective help is out there. No one is a better guide to how to get the best care—and what sufferers can do for themselves—than renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley provides step-by-step strategies for managing symptoms and reducing their harmful impact. Readers get hands-on self-assessment tools and skills-building exercises, plus clear answers to frequently asked questions about medications and other treatments. Specific techniques are presented for overcoming challenges in critical areas where people with the disorder often struggle—work, finances, relationships, and more. Finally, an authoritative one-stop resource for adults with ADHD who are ready to take back their lives. See also Dr. Barkley's bestselling resource on childhood ADHD, Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents.

Women with Attention Deficit Disorder

Embracing Disorganization at Home and in the Workplace

Author: Sari Solden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781887424059

Category: Attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity

Page: 288

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Solden, a therapist with ADD, combines the real-life histories and treatment experiences of women with ADD with the latest clinical research and literature to create a new screening checklist specifically for women. She highlights the special challenges women with ADD face, describes what to look for in treatment and counseling, and outlines three steps for living with ADD. Photos. Line drawings, charts.

The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD

An 8-Step Program for Strengthening Attention, Managing Emotions, and Achieving Your Goals

Author: Lidia Zylowska

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834827700

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Do you: Have trouble paying attention and staying on task? Suffer from disorganization, procrastination, or forgetfulness? Have difficulty with restlessness or trouble managing strong feelings such as anger and frustration? Struggle with self-doubt and difficulty following through? In a way that causes problems in your relationships or your work? If so, you may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—like an estimated 8 million adults in this country. Physician-researcher Dr. Lidia Zylowska has created an 8-step program for using mindfulness practice (attention and awareness training) to overcome the symptoms of ADHD. The program includes practices such as sitting meditation, body awareness, thoughtful speaking and listening, development of self-acceptance, mindful self-coaching, cultivation of a balanced view of thoughts and emotions, and more. Dr. Zylowska educates readers about ADHD, helping them to understand how their ADHD brain works and how they can use mindful awareness to work with their challenges. She also explains how the mindful approach can be combined with other treatments, including medications, to boost self-improvement. This book is accompanied by an audio program of guided mindfulness exercises for successfully managing ADHD. The introduction to the book, titled "Dear Reader," includes a link to the free downloadable audio files.

Positively ADD

Real Success Stories to Inspire Your Dreams

Author: Catherine A. Corman,Edward M. Hallowell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802789889

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 171

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Offers profiles of successful individuals in an array of professions, including the CEOs, police officers, chefs, and professional athletes, who overcame the challenges of ADD and used its special qualities to come out ahead in their chosen fields.

The Queen of Distraction

How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done

Author: Terry Matlen

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 162625091X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

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Do you rule the realm of disorganization, clutter, and chaos? Are you constantly battling to get things done? Are you ready to give up and toss your day planner into the dungeon (otherwise known as your closet)? If so, you might just be The Queen of Distraction. And whether or not you’ve been formally diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably already know that something’s got to give. The Queen of Distraction presents practical skills to help women with ADHD achieve focus and balance in all areas of life, whether it’s at home, at work, or in relationships. Psychotherapist Terry Matlen delves into the feminine side of ADHD—the elements of this condition that are particular to women, such as: relationships, skin sensitivities, meal-planning, parenting, and dealing with out-of-control hormones. In addition, the book offers helpful tips and strategies to get your symptoms under control, and outlines a number of effective treatment options for you to pursue. From getting dressed in the morning, to making it to a job interview, to planning dinner—sometimes just getting through the day can be an ordeal for a woman with ADHD. If you’ve been accused of getting lost in your own world, maybe it’s time to make a change. If you’re ready to start getting organized and stop leaving your groceries in the car, this book can help. It’s more than just a survival guide; it’s an ADHD how-to to help you thrive!