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Delivered from distraction : getting the most out of life with attention deficit disorder

Author: Edward M Hallowell; John J Ratey
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward M Hallowell; John J Ratey
ISBN: 034544230X 9780345442307 0345442318 9780345442314
OCLC Number: 55596855
Description: xxxiii, 380 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A note on authorship --
How to read this book --
Introduction : Welcome to the world of ADD, where landing is learned in midair --
pt. 1. What's it like to have ADD? --
1. The skinny on ADD : read this if you can't read the whole book --
2. The feel of ADD --
3. The seven habits of highly effective ADD-ers --
4. ADD self-assessment quizzes for adults : a screening test --
5. Won't pay attention, or can't? : the crux of the matter --
6. An evil, an illness, or a kind of mind? : from stigma to science --
7. The itch at the core of ADD --
pt. 2. Three stories that tell the story --
8. The Benevians : how this diagnosis can change your life for the better, at any age --
9. Joey : when there's more than ADD --
10. The O'Brien family : a household of ADD. pt. 3. Making the diagnosis of ADD --
11. The steps to diagnosis --
12. The qEEG and the SPECT scan : two useful new tests not widely used --
13. How do you tell a child about the diagnosis of ADD? --
14. Conditions that coexist with ADD --
15. Bipolar disorder or ADD? : how to tell the difference --
16. ADD, reading problems, and dyslexia --
17. Genetics : if I have ADD, what are the odds my child will too? and other interesting questions --
18. Are we training our children to have ADD? --
19. ADD, addictions, and a new use of the 12 steps --
pt. 4. Mastering the power and avoiding the pitfalls : the treatment of ADD --
20. The treatment of ADD : what works best --
21. The key to treating ADD : find the buried treasures --
22. How to find the buried treasures : five steps that lead to lasting joy --
23. How to find the buried treasure in school : one shining example that all schools should follow --
24. Major danger alert : college and ADD --
25. Nutrition and ADD : a cornerstone of good treatment. 26. Omega-3 fatty acids : a nutrition-based treatment for ADD --
27. Physical exercise : a great treatment for ADD and a magic tonic for your brain --
28. Powerful exercises for the brain that improve attention --
29. Cerebellar stimulation : a specific kind of physical exercise that can be used to treat ADD --
30. To try medication or not : some reasoning guidelines --
31. If you choose to try medication, which should you choose? --
32. Don't SPIN --
33. And don't SLIDE --
34. The big struggle revisited : ADD in families --
35. Living through the pain of ADD --
36. How to get rid of piles : the kudzu of ADD --
37. Worry and ADD --
38. Sex and ADD --
39. Hallowell & Ratey's top tips for adult ADD --
40. What kind of mate is best if you have ADD? --
41. What can you do if your mate has ADD? --
42. Getting Well enough organized : the Hallowell approach --
43. What the best treatment must include --
Appendix : A compendium of resources --
Index.
Responsibility: Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey.
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