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Hallowell and Ratey embrace the idea that success in life comes more from playing to your strengths than overcoming your weaknesses. In the case of a person with ADD (child or adult), these strengths often include unusually high levels of creativity, charisma, intelligence, and energy. The authors insist that, while medication and other treatments can sometimes work wonders in reducing limitations, surrounding yourself with people who promote these positive traits, be they in your personal or professional life, is the single most important element to living well with ADD. As both Hallowell and Ratey are not only experts in the field, but "ADDers" themselves, the tips and stories they share for how to do so are fresh, funny, and far more helpful than tired arguments over drugs verse no drugs or whether theres even such a thing as ADD at all.--Patrick Jennings --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is an excellent, must-read, well written, most informative book for anyone (parent, grandparent, teacher, sibling, relative) however connected to a child (or adult) with... Read morePublished 9 days ago by M. Shapiro
What I read was good but couldn't finish, I kept getting distracted.Published 13 days ago by Angel L. Leon Jr.
Great book, but I misplaced it! (really, srsly I did) So, perhaps I need to finish reading it when I find it.Published 28 days ago by rhhb
A breakthrough work because it deals with ADD in adults. I loved the reviews and the comments on them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by palmettomac