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.
“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
Complementary strategies for easing fear, panic and worry.
Twenty-five million Americans suffer from diagnosable anxiety disorder, and our cultural climate seems to breed more apprehension and fear with each passing day. It is no surprise that international pharmaceutical companies spend billions each year to research and develop psychoactive drugs that counter psychological symptoms. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any magic pill for people who are chronically anxious. Successful treatments that rely on drugs have an extremely high incidence of relapse, and the side effects of most prescription anti-anxiety drugs are as debilitating as the disorder itself.
From the best-selling author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook and a naturopathic physician, this book helps you develop a treatment strategy for anxiety that is totally drug-free. The authors begin with an introduction to healthy lifestyle choices. Then they discuss a variety of conditions that can aggravate anxiety-related problems. They provide an overview of complimentary approaches to anxiety treatment using herbs and supplements, massage, chiropractic, and homeopathy. In later chapters, learn about controlling body toxicity.
Anxiety expert Ed Bourne addresses the many physical problems exacerbated by anxiety, such as food allergies and hypoglycemia, providing numerous complementary and nonpharmaceutical strategies (meditation, yoga, massage, acupuncture, and homeopathy) for overcoming the debilitating effects of anxiety.
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.
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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