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Books On ADD
Jul 19, 2006
Can anyone recommend any books on the subject? I believe I have ADD. Most of the symptoms I've read on here I've had all my life and things seem to be getting worse. I would like to do some serious research before I approach my doctor with this. Anyone have any literary recommendations?
Re: Books On ADD
Jul 20, 2006
Yes, "Driven to Distraction" and the follow up book "Delivered From Distraction" by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D. Hope they help...good luck! :)
Re: Books On ADD
Jul 20, 2006
Änswers to Distraction" is another great book on ADHD by the same author as listed above. Another great way to do research is when I was diagnosed I did some extensive research to find out why I am the way I am, and I had a certain advantage by having a family who owns a company with many computers and supplies so I was able to google ADHD and print off all and everything I could find on the disorder. There is some great info online as well.But yes my fav books were the one's the girl above listed and this one and I have read quite a few. Dr. Ratey and Hallowell are amazing Dr's. Dr Hallowell actually has the disorder himself whice makes his book very personable.

Take care, Jess
Re: Books On ADD
Jul 23, 2006
I've read a handful of books but the Deliverd from Distraction has been the best so far. Here are a few others I've read:

Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults - A different way of thinking: This one is about using ADD "qualities and strenths" in your life positively. Basically saying your different, enjoy it and use it to you advantage.

Healing ADD: This one is kinda wierd. It's focus is on using NLP and other mental techniques to "heal". Lot's of "close your eyes and imagine... blah blah. Now take that feeling of pain and throw it as far as you can see. Now you should feel great." Not my cup of tea.

ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life: Self explanitory. I use alot of their ideas. It's a good one.

Driven to Distraction: Dr. Hallowell first book on ADD.. I think his first.

Answers from Driven to Distraction: After writing the book, he recieved many questions and published a lot of them in this book. It's a Q&A book.

Delivered from Distraction: His updated version of the Driven to Distraction book. A must read for any ADD'er, think they are an ADD'er or know someone with ADD. It is written very well and should give you better insight on the subject before you go see the doc. Good luck!
Re: Books On ADD
Jul 29, 2006
here's a good one,especially if you're just learning about ADD. "Scattered" by Gabor Mate, M.D. Good luck.
Re: Books On ADD
Jul 29, 2006
Shucky ducky,

If it was tech, I wouldn't touch it with a ten km pole. But it isn't tech so I recommend "Beyond Ritalin" as the mother-of-all-how-to-deal-with-the-adult-ADHD-plague, circa 1996. Those cats have it nailed. See if you can get a copy. Nutin changed in 10 years. Us adults are still SCREWED by ADHD. Between the fringy looney's that preach ADHD can be managed with health food and the doctors that FAILED to stay current on break-through reseach "Beyond Ritalin" is a very needed breath of fresh air.

Bob

[QUOTE=shucky ducky]Can anyone recommend any books on the subject? I believe I have ADD. Most of the symptoms I've read on here I've had all my life and things seem to be getting worse. I would like to do some serious research before I approach my doctor with this. Anyone have any literary recommendations?[/QUOTE]





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