Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately 18 million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the best-selling 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.
“A very readable, highly informative and helpful book.” (The New York Times Book Review)
“Conversational in tone, encyclopedic in content, and, best of all, utterly convincing because of its grounding in clinical experience, Driven to Distraction should make Attention Deficit Disorder comprehensible even to the most distractible reader.” (Peter D. Kramer, MD, author of Listening to Prozac)
“This is an important and much-needed book! Wise, practical, and reassuring.” (Jane M. Healy, PhD, author of Endangered Minds and Different Learners)
“The first comprehensive book on the subject for the lay reader.” (The Boston Globe)