Remember this one? – Driven to Distraction

The Self-Help Whisperer®

While there are thousands of books about ADD and ADHD, let me be clear: Driven to Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D. is THE definitive book.

It came out in 1994, at just about the time I was finding out about my son’s neurological disorders; including ADHD. He wasn’t breathing when he was born and was actually far more disabled than anyone knew. He’s now in his 30’s and has gone through more than any kid I know… from incorrect medical diagnoses to suicide attempts. He was so misunderstood, mislabeled and misguided, though not purposely or with malice, in most cases.

I was working at a community college, in the DSPS office (Disabled Students Programs & Services) … of all places, right?… and boy-oh-boy, did it turn out to be a God-send! By the time I left the job (in 2000) I would find…

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  1. BRILLIANTLY constructed post! 🤣

    I’m with you here ~ it’s one of the few self-help books I’ve read, and it went a long way toward saving my my sanity.

    Um, what there is left of it 🤫

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