Delivered from Distraction

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345490983
Release Date: 2005-12-27
Genre: Psychology

“If you read only one book about attention deficit disorder, it should be Delivered from Distraction.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising Cain In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder–all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that millions of adults suffer from this condition, though the vast majority of them remain undiagnosed and untreated. In this new book, Drs. Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey build on the breakthroughs of Driven to Distraction to offer a comprehensive and entirely up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADD. As Hallowell and Ratey point out, “attention deficit disorder” is a highly misleading description of an intriguing kind of mind. Original, charismatic, energetic, often brilliant, people with ADD have extraordinary talents and gifts embedded in their highly charged but easily distracted minds. Tailored expressly to ADD learning styles and attention spans, Delivered from Distraction provides accessible, engaging discussions of every aspect of the condition, from diagnosis to finding the proper treatment regime. Inside you’ll discover • whether ADD runs in families • new diagnostic procedures, tests, and evaluations • the links between ADD and other conditions • how people with ADD can free up their inner talents and strengths • the new drugs and how they work, and why they’re not for everyone • exciting advances in nonpharmaceutical therapies, including changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle • how to adapt the classic twelve-step program to treat ADD • sexual problems associated with ADD and how to resolve them • strategies for dealing with procrastination, clutter, and chronic forgetfulness ADD is a trait, a way of living in the world. It only becomes a disorder when it impairs your life. Featuring gripping profiles of patients with ADD who have triumphed, Delivered from Distraction is a wise, loving guide to releasing the positive energy that all people with ADD hold inside. If you have ADD or care about someone who does, this is the book you must read. Praise for Delivered from Distraction “The definitive source of information on attention deficit disorder.”—Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., director, Child Study Center, New York University School of Medicine “A deeply wise and truly helpful book, written with frankness, humor, and tremendous empathy.”—Perri Klass, M.D., co-author of Quirky Kids

Konzentriert arbeiten

Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 9783864149351
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Ständige Ablenkung ist heute das Hindernis Nummer eins für ein effizienteres Arbeiten. Sei es aufgrund lauter Großraumbüros, vieler paralleler Kommunikationskanäle, dauerhaftem Online-Sein oder der Schwierigkeit zu entscheiden, was davon nun unsere Aufmerksamkeit am meisten benötigt. Sich ganz auf eine Sache konzentrieren zu können wird damit zu einer raren, aber wertvollen und entscheidenden Fähigkeit im Arbeitsalltag. Cal Newport prägte hierfür den Begriff "Deep Work", der einen Zustand völlig konzentrierter und fokussierter Arbeit beschreibt, und begann die Regeln und Denkweisen zu erforschen, die solch fokussiertes Arbeiten fördern. Mit seiner Deep-Work-Methode verrät Newport, wie man sich systematisch darauf trainiert, zu fokussieren, und wie wir unser Arbeitsleben nach den Regeln der Deep-Work-Methode neu organisieren können. Wer in unserer schnelllebigen und sprunghaften Zeit nicht untergehen will, für den ist dieses Konzept unerlässlich. Kurz gesagt: Die Entscheidung für Deep Work ist eine der besten, die man in einer Welt voller Ablenkungen treffen kann.

Answers to Distraction

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780804150156
Release Date: 2013-07-17
Genre: Family & Relationships

The book that answers your questions about ADD—now revised and updated The bestseeling authors of Driven to Distraction respond to the most frequently asked questions about Attention Deficit Disorder. After decades of being unfairly diagnosed, children and adults with attention deficit disorder are now recognized as having a common and treatable neurological condition. Drs. Hallowell and Ratey answer the questions most frequently asked at their nationwide workshops and seminars, resulting in an easy-to-read reference that covers every aspect of the disorder: from identifying symptoms and diagnosis, to the latest treatment options, as well as practical day-to-day advice on how you or a loved one can live a normal life with ADD. Whether you are a patient, parent, teacher, or health-care professional, Answers to Distraction will help those whose ADD has caused persistent problems in school, at work, and in relationships. Q&As include: • What is the single most important scientific finding about ADD in the last decade? • How early can ADD be diagnosed? • Where can a parent get support for dealing with a child who has ADD? • What advances in the field of medication have taken place since the original version of this book was published? • How can you help someone of any age who resists the diagnosis of ADD get comfortable with it?

Das Kraus Projekt

Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644029514
Release Date: 2014-11-28
Genre: Literary Criticism

Jonathan Franzen hat schon oft gezeigt, wie viel ihm deutsche Sprache und Literatur bedeuten. Jetzt hat er sich mit einem weiteren Helden seiner Deutsch-Lektüren befasst, dem Sprach- und Kulturkritiker Karl Kraus (1874-1936), einem der bedeutendsten österreichischen Schriftsteller des beginnenden 20. Jahrhunderts, so scharfsichtig und scharfzüngig wie kein anderer seiner Zeit. Vor etwa 100 Jahren prangerte er in seiner Zeitschrift «Die Fackel» den Einfluss der Massenmedien an, kritisierte die entmenschlichenden Folgen von Technik und Konsumkapitalismus sowie die chauvinistische Rhetorik in der Zeit vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg bis in die Weimarer Republik. Aber obwohl er glühende Anhänger hatte, darunter Franz Kafka und Walter Benjamin, blieb er ein einsamer Prophet, und heute sind seine Schriften nur noch wenigen bekannt. Mit seinem «Kraus-Projekt» versucht Jonathan Franzen, das zu ändern. Er versammelt die aus seiner Sicht bedeutsamsten zwei Aufsätze des Wiener Polemikers und hat sie – unterstützt von Daniel Kehlmann und dem Kraus-Experten Paul Reitter – auf aufsehenerregende Weise, nämlich sehr persönlich kommentiert. So erfährt der Leser nicht nur Wesentliches über den literaturhistorischen Hintergrund, sondern erhält auch Hinweise zum Verständnis der komplexen Texte und neue Einblicke in Franzens Denken, Leben, Werk.

Married to Distraction

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345519310
Release Date: 2010-03-16
Genre: Family & Relationships

Are you more distant from your spouse than you’d like to be? Do you or your spouse waste time mindlessly viewing email or surfing the Web? Welcome to the club! Modern marriage is busy, distracted, and overloaded to extremes, with ever-increasing lists of things to do, superficial electronic connections, and interrupted moments. The good news is that there are straightforward and effective ways to restore communication and connection, resurrect happiness and romance, and strengthen—even save—a marriage. • Observe the natural sequence of sustaining love: attention, time, connection, and play. • Develop and nurture empathy—the essential building block to healthy communication. • Carve out small moments of uninterrupted attention for each other. • Identify the pressures that our crazybusy lifestyles put on love and marriage, and fight back with tenderness and appreciation. Complete with scripts, tips, communication techniques, and a detailed 30-day reconnection plan, as well as inspiring real-life stories, Married to Distraction will set couples on a course of understanding, healing, and love.

Superparenting for ADD

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345512826
Release Date: 2008-12-30
Genre: Family & Relationships

With decades of experience working with ADD children, Dr. Edward Hallowell has long argued that ADD is too often misunderstood, mistreated, and mislabeled as a “disability.” Now he teams up with top academic ADD researcher Peter S. Jensen, M.D., to bring you an invaluable new approach to helping your ADD child. Superparenting for ADD offers a specific game plan including • UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Tune out the diagnosticians and simply nourish the spirit of your child for who he is. • VIEWING THE MIRROR TRAITS Recognize the positive sides of the negative symptoms associated with ADD: stubbornness = persistence; impulsiveness = creativity; intrusiveness = eagerness. • THE CYCLE OF EXCELLENCE Nurture an environment in which a child can safely take risks, reserve time to let a child dabble as a way to learn, encourage playful practice, support mastery of a skill, and then recognize a child’s accomplishments.

Pan Aroma

Author: Tom Robbins
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644499416
Release Date: 2013-03-08
Genre: Fiction

«Ein altes ukrainisches Sprichwort warnt: Eine Geschichte, die mit einer Roten Bete anfängt, endet mit dem Teufel.» In «Pan Aroma» lauern noch ganz andere Gefahren auf den Leser: Wohlgerüche schlagen um in infernalischen Gestank, Dematerialisation birgt das Risiko einer Reise ohne Wiederkehr, und die Flüchtigkeit des Parfüms als Quelle ewigen Lebens wird zum Ausgangspunkt einer abenteuerlichen Jagd nach einem göttlichen Parfümfläschchen.

Worry

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307790910
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Genre: Self-Help

Here is the first book to explore every facet of the most common and debilitating emotional state: worry. While a healthy level of worry can help us perform efficiently at work, anticipate dangers, and learn from past errors, in its extreme forms worry can become "toxic"--poisoning our pleasures, sabotaging our achievements, and preventing us from resolving actual problems. In this lucid, reassuring book, Dr. Hallowell discusses all types of worry, explores their underlying causes, and considers the best strategies for coping. Case histories and anecdotes illuminate such issues as worry in relationships; the correlation between worry and conditions like , depression, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder; worry at work; and the worried child. In an effective section titled "Remedies That Work," Dr. Hallowell shows us how to evaluate, control, and manage worry, both with and without medication. Even "born" worriers can learn to use their worry wisely and channel it healthily. This book is the key. Filled with practical solutions and insightful guidance, Worry is an invaluable aid to living a happier, calmer, and more rewarding emotional life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Nudge

Author: Richard H. Thaler
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783430920032
Release Date: 2009-08-12
Genre: Science

Nudge – so heißt die Formel, mit der man andere dazu bewegt, die richtigen Entscheidungen zu treffen. Denn Menschen verhalten sich von Natur aus nicht rational. Nur mit einer Portion List können sie dazu gebracht werden, vernünftig zu handeln. Aber wie schafft man das, ohne sie zu bevormunden? Wie erreicht man zum Beispiel, dass sie sich um ihre Altervorsorge kümmern, umweltbewusst leben oder sich gesund ernähren? Darauf gibt Nudge die Antwort. Das Konzept hat bereits viele Entscheidungsträger überzeugt, darunter US-Präsident Barack Obama. Anschaulich und unterhaltsam präsentieren der Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträger Richard Thaler und Cass Sunstein einen neuen Ansatz der Verhaltensökonomie, der schon heute das Denken und Handeln in Politik und Wirtschaft prägt.

Neben der Spur aber auf dem Weg

Author: Mina Teichert
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 9783959101127
Release Date: 2017-04-06
Genre: Family & Relationships

Tollpatschig, verträumt, chaotisch – so wird Mina als Kind von ihrer Umwelt wahrgenommen. Doch je älter sie wird, desto mehr überfordert sie ihr Alltag durch die allgegenwärtige Reizüberflutung. Schließlich bekommt sie die Diagnose, die ihre Zukunft verändert: Mina hat ADS – und mit einem Mal kann ihr geholfen werden. Feinfühlig, authentisch und mit bewundernswertem Witz berichtet Mina Teichert von kleinen Krisen, Missgeschicken und Einschränkungen, mit denen sie leben muss, aber auch von ihrer bunten, verrückten Sicht auf die Welt. Mina Teichert gibt einen Einblick in die Krankheitsbilder ADS und ADHS, erklärt, warum eine solche Diagnose gerade bei Mädchen häufig sehr spät gestellt wird welche Therapieformen es gibt und wie man mit ADS im Erwachsenenalter umgehen kann. Ihr Buch beantwortet nicht nur viele Fragen rund um eine der häufigsten Volkskrankheiten unserer Zeit, sondern zeigt vor allem, dass auch mit ADS und ADHS ein erfülltes Leben möglich ist. Eine unverzichtbare Hilfestellung für Eltern, deren Kinder betroffen sind!

Married to Distraction

Author: Edward M. Hallowell
Publisher: Random House LLC
ISBN: 9780345507990
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Family & Relationships

An attention-deficit-disorder expert and couples' therapist outline strategies on how to restore communication and connection in a troubled relationship in spite of hectic lifestyles, providing scripts and detailed advice for repairing estrangements through short daily practices.

Coming Full Circle One Woman S Journey Through Spiritual Crisis

Author: Carol L. Noyes
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781493189274
Release Date: 2014-08-13
Genre: Self-Help

Her journey of recovery from bipolar disorder and her insights are described in this book, an autobiography of Carol Noyes. When Carol went through mid-life crisis in the spring of 2006 her world was turned upside-down. Carol was able to wean herself off drugs, after over four years on psychiatric medications. She found natural alternatives that effectively helped her to recover and to lead a productive life. Carol believes that the current medical paradigm is inadequate and often unable to help individuals to heal and to bounce back. Carol nearly died from a combination of the swine flu and lithium poisoning. Her descent to the bottom of the metaphorical well provided the impetus for her to research non-drug therapies. These therapies, along with faith, hope, and courage, brought Carol back to a peaceful life. Carol recounts her life and investigates the factors that precipitated imbalance. She writes about her extraordinary experiences during expanded states of consciousness. She also delves into the world of symbols and mythologies, describing how they became poignant for her. Carol calls her experience a time of spiritual awakening; a time of developing self-esteem, learning to love herself, and finding her true purpose. She hopes that her insights will help others going through spiritual crisis. Those interested in humanistic psychology, personal growth, and spirituality may find this book fascinating.