Answers to Distraction

Answers to Distraction

By Edward M. Hallowell; John J. Ratey

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780307456397, 344pp.

Publication Date: January 12, 2010

The book that answers your questions about ADD now revised and updated
Afterdecades of being unfairly diagnosed, children and adults with attention deficit disorder are now recognized as having a common and treatable neurological condition. Drs. Hallowell and Ratey answer the questions most frequently asked at their nationwide workshops and seminars, resulting in an easy-to-read reference that covers every aspect of the disorder: from identifying symptoms and diagnosis, to the latest treatment options, as well as practical day-to-day advice on how you or a loved one can live a normal life with ADD.
Whether you are a patient, parent, teacher, or health-care professional, "Answers to Distraction" will help those whose ADD has caused persistent problems in school, at work, and in relationships.
Q&As include:
What is the single most important scientific finding about ADD in the last decade? How early can ADD be diagnosed? Where can a parent get support for dealing with a child who has ADD? What advances in the field of medication have taken place since the original version of this book was published?

About the Author
Edward M. Hallowell, MD, is a child and adult psychiatrist and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is also the director of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, Massachusetts. He is the author of When You Worry About the Child You Love and The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness. He lives with his wife and children in Arlington, Massachusetts.

John Ratey, M.D. is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of numerous bestselling and groundbreaking books, including Driven to Distraction and A User's Guide to the Brain. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he has a private practice. Eric Hagerman is a former editor of Popular Science and Outside. His work has been featured in The Best American Sports Writing 2004, Men's Journal, and PLAY.