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APPS — New Versions of ADHD Quiz and CrazyBusy Tips Released

Both iPhone apps have been updated for iOS 7!  CrazyBusy includes some new focus and attention games released over the summer.  Both apps feature the full screen layout and cleaner look and feel of iOS 7.  The interface is now designed to be less intrusive and streamlined so you can focus more on the content.

CrazyBusy Tips App for iPhone, Download for Free: – Guides users to highlight areas in their lives that feel out of balance, Analyzes and then summarizes these responses into Red, Yellow or Green categories, depending on the Return On Time Invested and Worth-It scores, Customizes specific suggestions based on the analysis.
Dr. Hallowell’s ADHD Self-Assessment Quiz app for iPhone & Android are now available via iTunes .

BOOKS

Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell is a New York Times best-selling author. He has written 18 books on ADHD and various social and psychological topics as well as many scholarly articles.  To review all of his books on Amazon, click here.
Below you’ll find brief descriptions of his books, as well as links to learn more about them. Click through “learn more” or the picture of the cover for more information, or “Buy Now” to purchase.

Worry

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.

SHINE
Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People

By Edward Hallowell
Published January 13, 2011
SHINEYour job as a manager is getting harder all the time. But your most critical responsibility–especially in today’s world of intensifying competition and economic stress–is how to help your people shine their brightest.
What do you do when your most talented employees fall short of their potential? How do you inspire a solid contributor to strive for more? What should you try if a star player falls off their game?
Brimming with Hallowell’s trademark candor and warmth, Shine is a vital new resource for all managers seeking to inspire excellence in their teams.
Brimming with Hallowell’s trademark candor and warmth, Shine is a vital new resource for all managers seeking to inspire excellence in their teams.
For more information visit www.shinewithdrhallowell.com!

MARRIED TO DISTRACTION: Restoring Intimacy and Strengthening Your Marriage in an Age of Interruption

Married to Distraction
All of us who have been part of a couple for more than a few years will recognize ourselves in this reassuring book. Complete with scripts, tips, specific communication and interaction techniques, and a detailed 30-day reconnection plan, as well as inspiring real-life stories from relationships that were brought back from the brink, Married to Distraction will set couples on a course of understanding, healing, and love. Learn More!

Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder

delivered_100For those who wish to learn about ADD, or who have been recently diagnosed with ADD, Delivered from Distraction is a thorough introduction to what ADD is, how it is diagnosed, the biological roots of ADD, and strategies for treating and succeeding with ADD. Learn more!

SUPERPARENTING FOR ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child

super-parenting-addDrs. Hallowell and Jensen fully understand the real and everyday challenges–both at home and at school–facing parents of an ADD child, and offer practical strength-based techniques that put the talents, charms, and positive essence of your child ahead of any presumed shortcomings.Learn more!

CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! : Strategies for Handling Your Fast-Paced Life

crazybusy_100Being busy is a problem for almost all of us. This book is about both the opportunity and the problem — where this peculiar life comes from and how to turn it to your advantage. Offering solutions to this difficult, complex problem that might work for you, most importantly, Crazybusy may prompt you to create solutions of your own.

CONNECT: 12 Vital Ties That Open Your Heart, Lengthen Your Life, and Deepen Your Soul

connect_100Although our culture is focused on achievement, it is not our accomplishments that sustain us. It is the connections we make along the way. Dr. Hallowell outlines the steps we can take to make or reaffirm the connections that nourish the hungry heart.

DARE TO FORGIVE: The Power of Letting Go And Moving on

dare_100Forgiveness is not a sign of weakness but of strength. It’s also healthy, brave, contagious and sets you free. In this book, Dr. Hallowell not only explains why forgiveness is one of the best things you can do to heal your body and mind; he also offers a practical, four-part plan for achieving it.

The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Five Steps to Help Kids Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy

childhood_roots_100This book is brimming with good news about raising children–the basic reassuring news about happiness and unconditional love, about enduring family connections and kids who grow up right. The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness outlines a 5-step plan that all parents can use in giving their children the gift of happiness that will last a lifetime. Connection, play, practice, mastery, and recognition: as fundamental as these five concepts are, they hold the key to raising children with healthy self-esteem, moral awareness, and spiritual values.
The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness awardedViewpoints.com, a leading consumer reviews site, recently named The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness in its guide to the best parenting books!

When You Worry About the Child You Love

worry_100There are a ton of books that offer child-rearing advice, and only a few less that describe research on childhood emotional and learning problems; this is one of the few books that combines the two. When You Worry About the Child You Love will help you understand why your child is unhappy or underachieving, will help you help your child to manage her emotions, and perhaps most important, will help parents do what they can and stop blaming themselves. (Amazon.com Review)

A Walk in the Rain with a Brain

walk_100Each brain finds its own special way — that’s the message in this delightful, colorful story by America’s foremost expert on learning and childhood development. At many of Dr. Hallowell’s lectures worldwide he has read a story he wrote for children about how each person’s brain is unique — and it has resonated among the thousands of parents, teachers, and others who have heard it. This is an illustrated version of that story.

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood

driven_100A classic in the field of ADD, Driven to Distraction was one of the original books to clearly explain ADD and dispel many common myths about it, while also describing many of the treatments for ADD as well as the research about it at the time. While Delivered From Distraction is more up-to-date, Driven to Distraction is still a helpful reference.

Answers To Distraction

answers_100Answers To Distraction provides practical solutions to the dilemmas of ADD. This ”user’s guide” to ADD is presented in question-and-answer format ideal for even the most distractible reader. Each chapter covers a specific aspect of ADD, such as ADD in women, ADD and aggression, ADD and addiction, or ADD and work.

Human Moments: How to Find Meaning and Love in Your Everyday Life

humanmoments_100Human Moments proposes a simple, effective way to find happiness and love in this totally unique guide to living a fulfilling life. Dr. Hallowell teaches us how to recognize and appreciate a “human moment,” an instance when we recognize and connect to things that really matter most in life and make it worth living.

Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform

Frenzied executives who fidget through meetings, lose track of their appointments, and jab at the “door close” button on the elevator aren’t crazy–just crazed. When a manager is desperately trying to deal with more input than he possibly can, the brain and body get locked into a reverberating circuit while the brain’s frontal lobes lose their sophistication, as if vinegar were added to wine. The result is black-and-white thinking; perspective and shades of gray disappear.

The Human Moment at Work

In the last decade or so, technological changes–mainly voice mail and e-mail–have made a lot of face-to-face interaction unnecessary. Face-to-face contact has also fallen victim to “virtuality”–many people work at home or are otherwise off-site. Indeed, most people today can’t imagine life without such technology and the freedom it grants. The strategic use of the human moment adds color to our lives and helps us build confidence and trust at work. We ignore it at our peril.

The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps

by Melissa Orlov

The ADHD Effect on MarriageThe ADHD Effect on Marriage was awarded “Best Psychology Book of 2010″ by ForeWord Reviews, this book is an invaluable resource for couples in which one of the partners suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It authoritatively guides couples in troubled marriages towards an understanding and appreciation for the struggles and triumphs of a relationship affected by ADHD, and to look at the disorder in a more positive and less disruptive way. Going beyond traditional marriage counseling which can often discount the influence of ADHD, this straight-forward discussion offers advice from the Melissa Orlov’s personal experience and years of research and identifies patterns of behavior that can hurt marriages —such as nagging, intimacy problems, sudden anger, and memory issues —through the use of vignettes and descriptions of actual couples and their ADHD struggles and solutions. This resource encourages both spouses to become active partners in improving their relationship and healing the fissures that ADHD can cause. Also included are worksheets and various methods for difficult conversations so that couples can find a technique that fits their unique relationship and improve their communication skills.

Buy The ADHD Effect on Marriage.