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Edward M. Hallowell, a child and adult psychiatrist as well as an author and lecturer, is a graduate of Harvard College, Tulane Medical School, and a Harvard Residency Program in Adult and Child Psychiatry. In addition to his private psychiatry practice in Cambridge, Mass., and his teaching career show more at Harvard Medical School, Hallowell is the founder and director of The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health. The Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive and emotional problems in both children and adults. As an author, Hallowell has written two best-selling books on Attention Deficit Disorder: Driven to Distraction and Answers to Distraction. He has also written the comprehensive books When You Worry About The Child You Love and Worry: Controlling It and Using It Wisely. Hallowell, who is married and has three children, lives in Massachusetts (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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The "Varsity Coach" books are authored by Tommy Hallowell, not Dr. Edward M. Hallowell

Works by Edward M. Hallowell

Answers to Distraction (1995) 283 copies

Associated Works

ADHD is Awesome: A Guide To (Mostly) Thriving With ADHD (2024) — Introduction, some editions — 10 copies

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Legal name
Hallowell, Edward McKey
Birthdate
1949-12-02
Gender
male
Country (for map)
USA
Birthplace
Chatham, Massachusetts, USA
Places of residence
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Education
Phillips Exeter Academy
Harvard College
Tulane University School of Medicine
Occupations
psychiatrist
Speaker
podcast host
Disambiguation notice
The "Varsity Coach" books are authored by Tommy Hallowell, not Dr. Edward M. Hallowell

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Extremely helpful guide for the ADHD or the supportive people around them. This book is written in a style customized for the ADHD reader. Key points include that every disadvantage has a positive counterpoint, that the turn-around begins with recognition and curiosity, and that those affected by ADHD can learn to harness their special superpowers.
 
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jpsnow | Mar 20, 2024 |
This book explained a lot about my 58 years. I especially appreciated the explanation of what's happening in the brain to generate the thought processes and behaviors associated with ADHD. The suggestions for managing (and capitalizing on) ADHD are practical and the discussion of pharmaceutical options is thorough. I read a library copy but I'm pretty sure I'll end up buying a copy to share, annotate, and refer to in the future.


Middle Ga Reg Library
May 2023
 
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Kim.Sasso | 1 other review | Aug 27, 2023 |
I picked this book up years ago because of the title. Since then I have read about the controversy of the experts & self-diagnosis, but the stories in this book opened our eyes up to issues we were dealing with. We were able to understand that the struggles with ADD symptoms were common. It was a major breakthrough.
 
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drmom62 | 15 other reviews | Apr 21, 2023 |
I've wanted to read this book for sometime simply because of the title. I mean, who can't identify with that?

I enjoyed all of it, even though I keep saying I hate memoirs. This one was quite well done - honest, but never self-aggrandizing, never cruel or bitter, and seemed rather insightful. It was rather like a cross between Oliver Sacks and Jeannette Walls.

Recommended to anyone who enjoys memoirs or is interested in psychology or psychiatry. Or, of course, has a crazy family.
 
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