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Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping With Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood

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About the Course:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about information regarding the diagnosis, as well as treatment and the impact of ADD. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course.

Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes — from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming — and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment. these tapes provide a rich resource with education, family perspectives, diagnosis, subtypes, and treatment.

There is also a shorter version of this course, based on an abridged audiobook edition, course 9130.

This course is based on the book, Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping With Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood created by Hallowell, Edward, M D., Ratey, John, M.D.

Course Material Author

Hallowell, Edward, M D., Ratey, John, M.D.
Edward Hallowell, M.D. is in private practice in adult and child psychiatry. John Ratey, M.D. is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is in private practice.

Hallowell, Edward, M D., Ratey, John, M.D. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. to be able to explain the way ADD interacts with other disorders
  2. to be able to appreciate the host of problems ADD can generate as well as its advantages
  3. to be able to understand the impact ADD can have on families and couples
  4. to be able to understand the biology of ADD

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Course Number 8130
12 CE credit hours
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