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Millions of American kids have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, with or without hyperactivity. This can make for challenges in the classroom, and even at home or with friends. People with ADD are often prescribed stimulant medications to help them focus better. What are the benefits and risks of such drugs? What other approaches can help? How does ADD affect relationships such as marriage? Dr. Ned Hallowell is one of the country’s leading experts on ADD and ADHD. His books, Driven to Distraction and Delivered from Distraction are classics in the field. Guest: Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD, is a child and adult psychiatrist and founder of The Hallowell Center in Sudbury, Massachusetts. His books include Driven to Distraction, Delivered from Distraction, and CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked and About to Snap. His Web site is www.drhallowell.com Click here to listen to our podcast.