Synopses & Reviews
For some people with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), medication may not be the right answer, and for others, medication alone may not be enough. Natural Relief for Adult ADHD offers an accessible, research-based guide on the most effective non-medication treatments for ADHD.
If you have ADHD, you may find it hard to stay focused on one thing and have trouble with time management and organization. You may also act on impulse—often with negative results. Whether you’re in treatment, on medication, or are looking for alternative ways to get your symptoms under control, this book will provide you with sound, complementary strategies to increase your focus, get organized, and stay motivated.
In the book, you’ll find a ton of information on how to manage your ADHD, such as body awareness techniques to prevent sensory overstimulation common in ADHD; working memory training; massage, acupuncture, acupressure, chiropractic treatment; how food additives can affect ADHD symptoms, particularly certain pesticides; how to incorporate organic food into the diet while on a budget; and much, much more.
If you are looking for proven-effective alternative treatments to get your ADHD under control and take back your life, this book will be your go-to guide.
“As usual, Stephanie Sarkis has done a masterful job of assembling a countless number of tips and strategies to improve the lives of adults with ADD. Whether you’re brand new to the diagnosis or an experienced old-timer, you will find plenty of useful ideas. Don't let this book's small size fool you—it's loaded with great stuff.”
—Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, author of Understand Your Brain, Get More Done; More Attention, Less Deficit; and Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD
“Sarkis combines her wealth of information with the latest research findings for an enriched second edition of this popular book. The book is concise and to the point on issues that challenge adults with ADD and their families. Skills offered in this book will enhance daily productivity and self-confidence, leading to a more satisfying life. Buy the book and use what she has to offer. It can only help.”
—David W. Goodman, MD, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and director at Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Center of Maryland
“Stephanie Sarkis has given me a terrific guide for the next phase of my life as I enter medical school. She dispels the myths about ADD and presents the latest research in a way everyone can understand.”
—Blake E. S. Taylor, author of ADHD and Me and medical student at Columbia University
“Adults with ADD want and need a simple, practical plan that works to help tame the chaos in their lives, and that's exactly what Stephanie Sarkis gives them in the second edition of 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD. Expanded to include the latest technology and research, Sarkis includes easy-to-follow strategies for everyday problems from remembering to take your medication to tiding up your closet. I know I’ll continue to recommend this book as a must-have for all adults with ADD.”
—Patricia O. Quinn, MD, director of the National Center for Girls and Women with AD/HD
“Stephanie Sarkis shows you how to jump-start your life and plow through any obstacles in 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD. These easy-to-read and easy-to-use tools will take your life to the next level. An eloquent and engaging guide to thriving with adult ADD.”
—Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, author of The Gift of Adult ADD
“Part roadmap and part condensed travel guide, 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD hits the highlights of medication, organization, and self-care. Sarkis’ to-the-point prose and realistic strategies help keep you on track.”
—Gina Pera, award-winning journalist and author of Is It You, Me, or Adult ADD?
“10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD is a straightforward, honest book jam-packed with valuable tips and strategies. Stephanie Sarkis writes as if she is standing right with you, coaching you through various aspects of the ADD life. Each chapter stands alone and is filled with techniques that you can start using right now to achieve the balance that is essential for a happy, healthy life.”
—Roberto Olivardia, PhD, clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and clinical associate in psychology at McLean Hospital
“This book is well researched and jam-packed with information about treating ADHD in all ways. Stephanie Sarkis presents information in a way that leaves you feeling fully educated, as well as comforted. A must-read!”
—Roberto Olivardia, PhD, clinical instructor in the department of psychology, Harvard Medical School
“Natural Relief for Adult ADHD
is yet another edition in the author’s growing library of books designed to help adults living with ADHD to navigate the nitty-gritty of daily life, which is where ADHD strikes the hardest. Stephanie Sarkis helps readers sort through the many nonmedication treatment options for ADHD, including honest appraisals about which ones help and which ones do not, and uses her clinical expertise to distill the science into specific coping tips that will help to improve your life.”
—J. Russell Ramsay, PhD, codirector of the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine; and author of Nonmedication Treatments for Adult ADHD and The Adult ADHD Tool Kit: Using CBT to Facilitate Coping Inside and Out
“With its emphasis on concise information and simple checklists, Natural Relief for Adult ADHD
will guide you toward effective, personalized decisions around ADHD. By providing an honest overview of what works, what doesn’t, and what we don’t yet know, Stephanie Sarkis has produced a comprehensive, easily accessible guide for anyone living with ADHD.”
—Mark Bertin, MD, Developmental Pediatrics
“Medication? Diet? Exercise? Accommodations? Meditation? Therapy? Brain games? Coaching? After receiving a diagnosis of ADHD, adults must then face the additional task of deciding what to do next to manage symptoms and improve their day-to-day life. Bombarded with a plethora of information, they often feel alone in sorting it all out. But they are not alone. Natural Relief for Adult ADHD
has provided a unique and practical resource to help them wade through this information, get their questions answered, and design a program suited to their needs. Natural Relief for Adult ADHD
is written in simple, no-nonsense language and is a welcome addition to the collection of must-read books for ADHD adults.”
—Patricia O. Quinn, MD, coauthor of the best-selling book Understanding Girls with AD/HD
“Do brain games work in taming ADHD symptoms? Are elimination diets effective? What can be done about stress and sleep issues that are commonly seen in adult ADHD? What foods can help improve attention and mood? Stephanie Sarkis tackles these questions and more by citing the latest research. Natural Relief for Adult ADHD
is a much-needed resource for those who, for whatever reason, either cannot take ADHD medications or want to supplement traditional treatments with nonmedical options. Save your money, time, and energy, because Sarkis does the legwork for you by sharing what works and what doesn’t. … Highly recommended.”
—Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, author of The Queen of Distraction and Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD, and director at http://ADDconsults.com
A professional ADD coach offers simple tools and tips for adults with ADD on how to heighten concentration and memory retention, lessen anxiety, cope with anger and frustration, deal with social situations, handle finances, and perform successfully at work.
People think of ADD as a kid's problem. But kids grow up. Many adults also struggle with ADD. If you or someone you live with has ADD, you probably know that there are books on the market for this condition. But they are often too long. Or too complicated. Or too dry and clinical. You need straightforward tools for coping with real experiences. 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD offers exactly what you need.
Each chapter takes up an issue pertinent to adults with ADD: 'My mind wanders.' 'I'm always misplacing things.' 'I have trouble keeping friends.' 'I have a hard time getting started.' In no more than five to seven pages, the book outlines strategies for each problem that are simple to put into practice.
Get immediate and lasting rewards:
- Better concentration
- Sharper memory
- Richer relationships
- Improved money and time management
- Greater self-confidence
Visit her the author's web site at www.stephaniesarkis.com.
For some people with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), medication may not be the right answer, and for others, medication alone may not be enough. Natural Relief for Adult ADHD offers an accessible, research-based guide on the most effective non-medication treatments for ADHD. Whether it is used alongside traditional treatment or on its own, the book provides readers with sound, complementary strategies to increase their focus, get organized, and stay motivated.
In the second edition of 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD, Stephanie Sarkis offers the latest research and information on effective new attention deficit disorder medications and treatments. This new edition also expands on the original ten simple solutions to include more information that can help adults with ADD get organized and manage their symptoms.
Managing attention-deficit disorder (ADD) as an adult is a constant challenge. You may notice that your mind sometimes wanders during conversations. Maybe you keep misplacing your keys. Or your ADD may be causing bigger problems in your life, making it difficult to keep in touch with friends and family and leading you to procrastinate on important projects.
10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD offers ten easy ways to better manage your symptoms and live better with ADD. Written by noted author and acclaimed psychotherapist Stephanie Sarkis, who has used these solutions to personally overcome her ADD symptoms, this concise and clear new edition offers the latest treatment information to help you sharpen your focus, improve your relationships, and manage your time and money.
About the Author
Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD
, is an adjunct assistant professor and a clinical trials subinvestigator at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. She is author of 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD
, Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
, Making the Grade with ADD
, and ADD and Your Money
, as well as a blogger for The Huffington Post
and Psychology Today
. She is a nationally certified counselor and a licensed mental health counselor, and has a private counseling practice where she specializes in ADHD counseling and coaching. She won the American Psychological Association Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2001 for her research on ADHD and executive functions. Sarkis received her PhD from the University of Florida in 2002. She has been published in the Journal of Attention Disorders
, The ADHD Report
, and numerous other publications. She lectures internationally on ADHD, and has been featured on many media networks. She is the founder of the Moulton-Farnsworth Scholarship for college students with ADHD. She can be contacted at www.stephaniesarkis.com.
Foreword writer Ari Tuckman, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in West Chester, PA, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. He presents frequently on ADHD and related topics to both professionals and members of the public.
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