ERIC Number: ED392182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood.
Hallowell, Edward M.; Ratey, John J.
This book, by two psychiatrists who themselves have attention deficit disorder (ADD), provides general information and case examples on this disorder. The nine chapters cover the following topics: (1) the nature of ADD; (2) characteristics and educational experiences of the child with ADD; (3) characteristics and behavior patterns of the adult with ADD; (4) effects of ADD on couples; (5) effects of ADD on the family; (6) subtypes of ADD; (7) the diagnostic process; (8) treatment of ADD; and (9) the biology of ADD. An appendix lists resources including national organizations, state advocacy groups, suggested readings on ADD in adults, and support groups (by state). (DB)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Adjustment (to Environment), Adults, Attention Deficit Disorders, Biological Influences, Case Studies, Children, Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Problems, Higher Education, Intervention, Marriage, Personal Narratives, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Therapy
Simon & Schuster, 200 Old Tappan Rd., Old Tappan, NJ 07675-7095 ($12).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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