A revolutionary new approach to ADD/ADHD featuring cutting-edge research and strategies to help readers thrive, by the bestselling authors of the seminal books Driven to Distraction and Delivered from Distraction.
World-renowned authors Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D. literally "wrote the book" on ADD/ADHD more than two decades ago. Their bestselling book, Driven to Distraction, largely introduced us to this diagnosis and sold more than a million copies along the way.
Now, most people have heard of ADHD and almost everyone knows someone who has it. But lost in the discussion of both childhood and adult diagnosis is the potential upside: many hugely successful entrepreneurs and highly creative people attribute their success to their ADHD. Most people also don't know about recent research developments, including innovations that give us a clearer understanding of the ADHD brain in action. In ADHD 2.0, Drs. Hallowell and Ratey, both of whom have this "variable attention trait," draw on the latest science to provide both parents and adults with ADHD a plan for minimizing the downside and maximizing the benefits at any age. They offer an arsenal of new strategies and lifestyle hacks for thriving with ADHD, including
Find the right kind of difficult. Use these behavior assessments to discover the work, activity, or creative outlet best suited to your unique strengths.
Reimagine your environment. What specific elements to look for--at home, at school, or in the workplace--to enhance the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit inherent in the ADHD mind.
Tap into your innate neurological tendencies. Take advantage of new findings about the brain's default mode network and cerebellum, which confer major benefits for ADHD.
Get enough of the "other Vitamin C." Tips for filling your life with positive connection, the best antidote to the negativity that plagues so many people with ADHD.
Consider medication: Gets the facts about the underlying chemistry, side effects, and proven benefits of all the pharmaceutical options.
As inspiring as it is practical, ADHD 2.0 will help you tap into the power of this mercurial condition and find the key that unlocks your potential.
Edward Hallowell, M.D., is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, a world-renowned keynote speaker, and the New York Times bestselling author or co-author of more than twenty books, including Driven to Distraction (with John J. Ratey), which sparked a revolution in our understanding of ADHD. A graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, Dr. Hallowell was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for twenty-one years. A regular columnist for ADDitude magazine, he is also the host of the weekly podcast Distraction. He is the founder of The Hallowell Centers in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and their three children.
John J. Ratey, M.D. is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author or co-author of numerous bestselling and groundbreaking books, including Spark, Driven to Distraction, and A User's Guide to the Brain. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.