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Driven to distraction : recognizing and coping with attention deficit disorder from childhood through adulthood / Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey.

Hallowell, Edward M. (Author). Ratey, John J., 1948- (Added Author). OverDrive, Inc. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307743169 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, [2011]

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General Note:
"Originally published in hardcover in slightly different form by Pantheon Books ... in 1994, and subsequently published in paperback by Touchstone ... in 1995"--T.p. verso.
"Now revised and updated" -- Cover.
Electronic book.
Formatted Contents Note:
What is Attention Deficit Disorder? -- "I sang in my chains like the sea" : the child with ADD -- "Sequence ravelled out of sound" : adult ADD -- Living and loving with ADD : ADD in couples -- The big struggle : ADD and the family -- Parts of the elephant : subtypes of ADD -- How do I know if I have it? : the steps toward diagnosis -- What can you do about it? : the treatment of ADD -- A local habitation and a name : the biology of ADD -- Appendix : where to find help.
Summary, etc.:
"Through vivid stories and case histories of patients--both adults and children ... [the authors] explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer practical coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for helping 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"--P. [4] of cover.
Reproduction Note:
Electronic reproduction. New York Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject: Attention-deficit disorder in adults > Popular works.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder > Popular works.
Genre: Electronic books.

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