Delivered From Distraction

By Edward M. Hallowell, MD & John J. Raley M.D

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.