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I've only had a skim and there's a couple of useful sections (the drug overview is helpful) but also a lot of it seems to be rambling on about his own personal experiences and concluding with "find what works best for you". Even the nutrition bit is pretty vague: eat healthy and be balanced, and maybe have more blueberries??
Um, this book is way too hard for me to focus on. I can read a book...but they give you these ADD books with teeny tiny letters and they're not an easy read. Perhaps have your neurotypical spouse read it....
I received the book, however was really disappointed with the quality. The pages are so thin and cheep i have not been able to read it. Without ever reading the book I am disappointed and feel it's a waste of money. It's a shame as I was looking forward to reading/educating myself.
As a fellow psychiatrist that specializes in adult ADHD I am indebted to the authors for putting ADHD on the map with their first book Driven to Distraction. I was expecting more of the same but came away very disappointed. The authors describe theories of causation and nutritional remedies that have either no evidence to support them or have been debunked a long time ago. This disorder is difficult enough to suffer with and treat to take such a reckless approach. Even worse is the writers are held (rightfully so) in such high regard by people with ADHD. I would recommend
Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)
by Thomas Brown, PhD. It is a much more scientifically accurate book written for ordinary people that makes understanding this disorder much easier than any other book I've found.
I imagine this book would be most useful for adults with ADD. The text takes a very comforting, helpful tone, and I imagine it would offer a lot of encouragement and support for an adult with ADD. The book seems sincere and thoughtful.
As a parent, I was disappointed. With a title like "Delivered from Distraction," I expected details on actionable, practical tips and technique to deliver a child from distraction. The book mentions the metronome technique can be helpful, but I never saw any details on how to do this. The chapter on using specific exercise techniques detailed the author's experience meeting experts and learning about this field, then concludes that the practice is very promising, without actually listing what techniques were promising and how to try them.
If you are a parent looking for techniques to help a child focus, I would not recommend buying this book, though it may be helpful for others.
Long on feeling, short on data. Seriously, blaming chemicals in our food for potentially inducing surging rates in ADD without a single statistic of data to back it up? That's the kind of sensationalist hippy hogwash I would expect from a former Playboy playmate, not an MD writing a guide for patients.