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Still reading, but so far, it s been fantastic for me to recognize why my parents had such a difficult time with me It s SO therapeutic to read accounts of how ADD ADHD has affected others lives those who have it and those around them and it s quite refreshing to discover the positive aspects of ADD, as well as what things help an ADD child adult to thrive I ve been given so many conflicting labels helpful, defiant, cheerful, irritable, brilliant, stupid, patient, reactive, enthusiastic, Still reading, but so far, it s been fantastic for me to recognize why my parents had such a difficult time with me It s SO therapeutic to read accounts of how ADD ADHD has affected others lives those who have it and those around them and it s quite refreshing to discover the positive aspects of ADD, as well as what things help an ADD child adult to thrive I ve been given so many conflicting labels helpful, defiant, cheerful, irritable, brilliant, stupid, patient, reactive, enthusiastic, unmotivated, etc Talk about confusing Well, kids typically come to believe those who speak the loudest and the most So, naturally, through my parents and teachers and brothers frustrated reactions to me, I came to believe mostly the negative things Lucky for me, my husband has got to be among the top 100 most patient, understanding men in the world I knew going into our marriage that our relationship probably wouldn t survive if that had not been the case Can you see how this book would be so beneficial to me I highly recommend it to anyone with ADD or anyone who interacts frequently with someone who has ADD However, be sure to follow it up by reading the next book written by Edward Hallowell Delivered from Distraction, which offers a hopeful view of how to thrive with ADD And, after that, read The ADHD Effects on Marriage essential to keeping your closest relationship not only intact but flourishing This book was a turning point for me in my life, I was diagnosed with A.D.D way back in elementary school, but my parents at the time didn t think medication was a good option As I developed and grew from childhood to adulthood I adapted and adjusted as best I could to the underlying ADD problem The problem is, is that there is only so much you can do After reading this book I came to the conclusion that I needed to finally go ahead as an adult and get officially diagnosed with Adult A.D.D This book was a turning point for me in my life, I was diagnosed with A.D.D way back in elementary school, but my parents at the time didn t think medication was a good option As I developed and grew from childhood to adulthood I adapted and adjusted as best I could to the underlying ADD problem The problem is, is that there is only so much you can do After reading this book I came to the conclusion that I needed to finally go ahead as an adult and get officially diagnosed with Adult A.D.D and try a medication option, I figured since I had been living with it my entire life anyway, it couldn t hurt to try this.That was the best decision I have made in my entire adult life, once I worked up the courage to finally schedule an appointment with a therapist I found the right dosage of medication I needed I was opened to a new world of concentration and focus that was simply unheard of before for me.My professional life has improved a ton, and my personal life has improved as well From here I just need to take the improved focus from the medication and the skills I have built up over the last 24 years and combine them into a solid coping system moving forward, from there I should be able to accomplish almost anything I want to, rather then the old stand by of Coasting By With Exceptional Skills One of the most important books about ADHD Very helpful and informative for parents with children with ADHD Totally recommend it I laughed I cried And this is the unexaggerated truth How crazy to read something that so perfectly relates your own narrative Creepy almost At times it was as though the author had secretly followed me around for forty years recording various episodes of my life Actually, this book was a rather intense experience for me Written from the perspective only a seasoned insider the author himself has ADHD and is also a licensed therapist who has helped countless others with their disorder I laughed I cried And this is the unexaggerated truth How crazy to read something that so perfectly relates your own narrative Creepy almost At times it was as though the author had secretly followed me around for forty years recording various episodes of my life Actually, this book was a rather intense experience for me Written from the perspective only a seasoned insider the author himself has ADHD and is also a licensed therapist who has helped countless others with their disorder can provide this book is amazing If you ve heard of ADD ADHD and who hasn t but don t truly understand what it is, and how it actually effects a person, and how many do you should read this And, if you ve wondered, even if only half heartedly, if you yourself might have ADHD you simply MUST read this.A fantastic explanation of what ADHD is, how it looks, how it feels, and how it manifests the book helps liberate the afflicted from layers of self loathing and enlighten the frustrated folks around them as to what s really going on This is not so much a how to book or a solution book as much as a what is it book but I found lots of help simply in gaining this understanding For those seekingpointed answers I would recommend two other books by the same author Delivered From Distraction and Answers to Distraction Funny story In 2013 I suffered such an obstinate, stupefying inability to focus when writing my most recent novel, and was so utterly behind schedule in delivering it to my publisher, that I turned to performance enhancing drugs I broke down and borrowed some Adderall from a helpful friend who said it s great for deadlines , and then sequestered myself at another friend s apartment where I had such an amazing five day run of focused, productive creative writing that I began to suspect all Funny story In 2013 I suffered such an obstinate, stupefying inability to focus when writing my most recent novel, and was so utterly behind schedule in delivering it to my publisher, that I turned to performance enhancing drugs I broke down and borrowed some Adderall from a helpful friend who said it s great for deadlines , and then sequestered myself at another friend s apartment where I had such an amazing five day run of focused, productive creative writing that I began to suspect all my successful, organized, hard working writer peers had been using Adderall behind my back, like I was the one guy in the Tour De France who wasn t using anabolic steroids And even though I recognized full well that Adderall is an amphetamine and I could never handle being on it full time the euphoria of the first day was, by day five, nothing but anxious tension I was so impressed by how the drug helped me get control of my distractedness, procrastination and inability to keep my butt in the chair that I decided I should figure out how to get someYou know, for deadlines or weekend writing retreats or general literary emergencies In pursuit of that, and armed with my expensive new Obamacare, I scheduled my first medical checkup in twenty years At the clinic I told the nice doctor that I had been havingandtrouble focusing on my writing truer words never spoken and that I had been diagnosed as hyperactive as a child also true and wondered if I might be one of those ADD people you know, the ones with Adderall prescriptions And that nice doctor suggested that I discuss this with my therapist first, and my therapist suggested I read this book first And I thought this looks hokey But sure, great, I will read this book or skim it, at least, since actually reading a book all the way through has become harder and harder for me and thereby learn all about this ADD thing a disorder which I imagined was just part of a plot by a cabal of pharmacists to get rich selling Ritalin to children and this knowledge of ADD will help me to convince the doctors to prescribe me Adderall, that awesome drug that helps me focus I ll keep a couple of pills in my medicine cabinet for in case I ever decide to write another book, and maybe I ll sell the rest of them to my writer friends in order to pay for my expensive new Obamacare Work the system, stick it to the man, etc.Never, not once, not even briefly, did it occur to me that I might actually have ADD let alone that I might actually be a the fucking poster child for ADD that every page of this book would describe me precisely my childhood, my history, my stupid problems weirdnesses that I ve struggled to live with at the age of 46 That my problems with picking up subtle cues and listening to others might stem from the same issue as my problems with procrastination and overcommitting That my low self esteem and defensiveness might even be classic symptoms of the neuroses that can develop in an ADD sufferer who chalks up their inability to plan, focus and summon willpower to the weakness of their own character That the way in which I just struggle to cope is not my own lonely struggle but a well recognized disorder suffered by thousands if not millions.I m reeling I m going in on Tuesday for a professional diagnosis, and then I just don t know I m not sure if I want to be on medication, but there are other therapies and approaches, and lotsto learn Just reading this book has changed my life I would like my sixth star now 3.5 starsKey takeaway I need a coach. ADD is not what I thought it was.I have a child who has been experiencing difficulty in many areas of her life, but the constant arguing between me and her, and also between her and other family members was what finally drove me to take her to a therapist And to my surprise, the diagnosis was ADD, something not even on my radar, and which I was not convinced was even real So, she gave us recommended reading, and as my husband put it, ADD is not what we thought it was This book has been ve ADD is not what I thought it was.I have a child who has been experiencing difficulty in many areas of her life, but the constant arguing between me and her, and also between her and other family members was what finally drove me to take her to a therapist And to my surprise, the diagnosis was ADD, something not even on my radar, and which I was not convinced was even real So, she gave us recommended reading, and as my husband put it, ADD is not what we thought it was This book has been very helpful in helping us to see what ADD is, how it affects each family member not just the person who has it and has given us some direction in finding strategies to help her and each family member learn to cope The authors also discuss medications and why they help although they seem counter intuitive give a stimulant to a hyperactive child are you crazy Once you understand what ADD is and what it isn t , and how medication may be able to help and be a part a PART, mind you, not the whole plan of the treatment, then medication doesn t seem like an unreasonable option As they put it, if a child needs glasses, usually parents don t say, Well, just squint harder and you ll be able to see well enough *DOWNLOAD EPUB ↛ Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood ⇔ Millions of children and adults tell themselves or are told by others to stop procrastinating, start concentrating, sit still, finish what they started, and get organized But what appears to be a matter of self discipline is for many a neurological problem Now two doctors reveal the impact precise diagnosis and treatment can have An interesting read Turns out that Attention Deficit Disorder is widely misunderstood It isn t just for hyperactive kids after all In fact, the condition has a wide variety of symptoms forgetfulness, impulsiveness, tendency to get distracted, inability to get organized, a strong desire need for structure, a tendency to start projects without finishing them the flip side is that individuals with ADD tend to be imaginative, intelligent, and energetic Of course, adults with un diagnosed An interesting read Turns out that Attention Deficit Disorder is widely misunderstood It isn t just for hyperactive kids after all In fact, the condition has a wide variety of symptoms forgetfulness, impulsiveness, tendency to get distracted, inability to get organized, a strong desire need for structure, a tendency to start projects without finishing them the flip side is that individuals with ADD tend to be imaginative, intelligent, and energetic Of course, adults with un diagnosed ADD can develop a chronic sense of underachievement along with depression and or anxiety, since they can internalize all of the negative labels that society throws at them lazy , shiftless , even stupid I recognize a lot of those symptoms in my own life who wouldn t , but there are also many facets of the disease that I can t relate to at all The author does speculate that we live in a kind of ADD culture where distraction and the constant need for stimulation have become par for the course great book for helping identify a family personal history of ADD i have struggled my whole life with some ADD issues, though i never knew why until i read this book it really opened my eyes and for the first time i felt like i had some real answers i really like the lists of tips for dealing with a child adult partner with ADD very helpful highly recommend.