Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood (Anglais) Broché – 16 juin 2008
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Procrastination. Disorganization. Distractibility. Millions of adults have long considered these the hallmarks of a lack of self-discipline. But for many, these and other problems in school, at work and in social relationships are actually symptoms of an inborn neurological problem: ADD, or Attention Deficit Disorder.
Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients -- both adults and children -- Dr. Edward R. Hallowell and Dr. John J. Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes -- from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming -- and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.
Driven to Distraction is a must listen for everyone intrigued by the workings of the human mind. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.
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Despite calling the disorder ADHD in the intro, he calls it ADD throughout the rest of the book. Despite saying that ADHD affects men and women in equal numbers in the intro, soon after in the book he says that it affects men three times more than women. The research he describes is largely from the early nineties or before, despite the explosion of new ADHD research findings in the past 22 years (although there is updated medication information).
This makes me angry because the author's grab for money in releasing an "updated" version of a book about a disorder that is hardly updated at all is unacceptable and negligent. Clinicians and patients will read this inaccurate/unupdated information and not deliver or receive the best treatment they could potentially have. Dr. Hallowell stresses in his book how dramatically the disorder can negatively affect one's life and how important treatment is — yet he presents vastly outdated information and pretends it's new, doing a great disservice to ADHD sufferers like myself who want to heal.
There is a section which gets overtly clinical in its attempt to define variations of ADHD (ADD with anxiety, ADD with depression, ADD with hyperactivity, ADD without hyperactivity, and so on...). At that point it felt like a diagnostic manual or textbook and I skipped ahead. I'm sure readers interested in a particular subtype would find that section helpful.
After reading and sharing my reactions with others, there appears to be a common reaction among readers I'd like to caution you about: If you are an adult and just discovering you have/may have attention deficit issues, you will likely have one or more strong emotional reactions to some of the thought-provoking material or situations described. Many of the people I've talked to about this book all shared a certain feeling of regret or guilt and could immediately enumerate any number of instances where things could have been different in their past "if I only knew about this." We all have 20/20 hindsight, but for the ADDult, the "awakening" feeling that hindsight provides can be pretty intense. I myself was overwhelmed at a few places and put the book down for a few days. Overall, though, it can be extremely helpful with introspection, understanding, and generally enlightening readers about ADD.
Though no special clinical knowledge is required, some sections do use psychological jargon. If you have the slightest knowledge of psychology you'll be fine. And if you don't, you might not get the "diagnostic" part, but you'll get the gist of it.