Synopses & Reviews
When someone is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), chances are they've been living with the symptoms for a long time. People with OCD may have long felt embarrassed by their thoughts and behaviors, which may include fear of contamination, the need for symmetry, pathological doubt, aggressive thoughts, repeating behaviors, and obsessive cleaning. OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed helps readers understand how OCD works so they can develop better strategies for coping with their symptoms. This pocket guide offers guidance for coping with the diagnosis itself, discusses stigmas related to OCD, and includes help for readers unsure of who they should tell about the diagnosis. Readers also learn about the most effective treatment approaches and easy ways to begin to manage their OCD symptoms.
An OCD diagnosis can be a devastating event, or it can be a catalyst for positive change. Books in the Guides for the Newly Diagnosed series provide readers with all the tools they need to process a diagnosis in the healthiest way possible, and then move forward to manage their symptoms so that the disorder doesn't get in the way of living a fulfilling life.
This book is a part of New Harbinger Publications' Guides for the Newly Diagnosed series.The series was created to help people who have recently been diagnosed with a mental health condition. Our goal is to offer user-friendly resources that provide answers to common questions readers may have after receiving a diagnosis, as well as evidence-based strategies to help them cope with and manage their condition, so that they can get back to living a more balanced life.
Visit www.newharbinger.com for more books in this series.
“This book consolidates Stephanie Moulton Sarkis’s expertise and experience into a ‘first step’ guide for those diagnosed as an adult with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). An important contribution for ADHD adults, this book is easy to read, with concise sections that allow readers to quickly grasp important information. This book is an excellent starting point for newly diagnosed adults with ADHD and family members hoping to understand the disorder.”
—David W. Goodman, MD, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and director at Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Center of Maryland
“While there have been several good adult ADHD introductory books, Sarkis’s new guide provides updated value in a rapidly advancing field. In addition to explaining just what to do, she skillfully advises about how to work through the process, highlighting the importance of ongoing personal and professional helping relationships.”
—Richard L. Rubin, MD, vice president of the American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders and adjunct associate professor of Dartmouth Medical College
“If you’ve just been diagnosed with ADD, you need this book. It will guide you step by step through understanding the diagnosis and the best treatments for you. This book will help you find hope and figure out your next steps.”
—Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D., author of The Gift of Adult ADD
“The first and most important thing the newly diagnosed can do is to educate themselves about ADHD. But where to begin? In a thoroughly accessible and practical way, Sarkis covers all the major topics. This is a great first book to read after being diagnosed with ADHD because it gives you the lay of the land and guides you toward the topics you may want to learn more about.”
—Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., MBA, author of More Attention, Less Deficit and Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD
This is a great (and unique) book for anyone who has received a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD), written by two experts who study and treat BPD. The features of BPD are described in very understandable terms, and there are clear suggestions for coping with these features and problems, as well as for understanding their impact. I highly recommend this book for those receiving the diagnosis, as well as for those with family members or friends with BPD.”
Timothy J. Trull, PhD, curators' professor of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri
“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
You've just been diagnosed with ADD. Now what?
After receiving a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder (ADD), you may feel relieved to finally have an explanation for your symptoms, but also concerned and full of questions about the future. Questions like: What are the best ways to get symptomssuch as impulsiveness and difficulty with time managementunder control? Should you tell people at work? And, wait a minute, there can be good things about having ADD?
In Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, an ADD specialist who has the disorder herself answers these questions and offers all the tools and information you need to process the diagnosis, learn about medications, and decide which treatments are the best options for you. This pocket guide also features a complete list of resources you can use to find support and tips for getting organized and living well with ADD.
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.
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.
Two experts on borderline personality disorder (BPD) present the fifth book in the New Harbinger Guides for the Newly Diagnosed Series. This easy-to-read book offers an introduction to BPD for those who have recently been diagnosed, outlines the most common complications of the illness and the most effective treatments available, and provides readers with practical strategies for staying on the path to recovery.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious personality disorder marked by extreme, fluctuating emotions, black-and-white thinking, problems with interpersonal relationships, and in extreme cases, self-harm. If you have recently been diagnosed with BPD, you likely have many questions. What treatment options are available? How do you tell your friends and loved ones? And what are the common side-effects of medication?
A diagnosis of BPD can definitely change your life, but it can also be a catalyst for personal transformation and growth. In Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, two renowned experts on BPD present an easy-to-read introduction to BPD for those who have recently been diagnosed. Readers will learn the most common complications of the illness, the most effective treatments available, and practical strategies for staying on the path to recovery.
This book is a part of New Harbinger Publications Guides for the Newly Diagnosed series. The series was created to help people who have recently been diagnosed with a mental health condition. Our goal is to offer user-friendly resources that provide answers to common questions readers may have after receiving a diagnosis, as well as evidence-based strategies to help them cope with and manage their condition, so that they can get back to living a more balanced life.
Visit www.newharbinger.com for more books in this series.
About the Author
Alexander L. Chapman, PhD, RPsych, is a psychologist and professor in the department of psychology at Simon Fraser University (SFU), as well as president of the DBT Centre of Vancouver. Chapman directs the Personality and Emotion Research Lab where he studies the role of emotion regulation in borderline personality disorder (BPD), self-harm, impulsivity, and other behavioral problems. His research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Chapman received the Young Investigator’s Award of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder in 2007, the Canadian Psychological Association’s (CPA) Scientist Practitioner Early Career Award, and a Career Investigator Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. He has coauthored eight books—three of which received the 2012 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book Seal of Merit Award. Chapman is committed to bringing knowledge and skills from psychological science to people who need help managing their emotions. He has been practicing mindfulness for over fifteen years, practices martial arts, and enjoys hiking, skiing, reading, and spending time with his wonderful wife and two sons.
Kim L. Gratz, PhD, is professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she serves as director of the division of gender, sexuality, and health, as well as director of both personality disorders research and the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Clinic. Gratz received the Young Investigator’s Award of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder in 2005, and the Mid-Career Investigator Award of the North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders in 2015. She has written numerous journal articles and book chapters on borderline personality disorder (BPD), deliberate self-harm, and emotion regulation (among other topics), and is coauthor of four books on BPD, self-harm, and DBT, including The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide, Borderline Personality Disorder, Freedom from Self-Harm, and The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anxiety. Three of these books have received the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book Seal of Merit Award. Gratz currently serves as principal investigator or coinvestigator on several large federal grants, including multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health.
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