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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a internationally-recognized expert in ADHD, anxiety disorders, and chronic pain. Her best-selling books have helped millions live happier and more productive lives.


Dr. Sarkis provides counseling, mediation, and continuing education seminars.

Stephanie Sarkis PhD - Tampa, Florida
  • ADHD and GAD

The Overlap of ADHD and GAD

The Overlap of ADHD and GAD Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can share similar symptoms and treatments.  You are also more likely to have anxiety if you have ADHD. What is GAD? Symptoms of GAD include persistent and uncontrollable worrying, feeling on edge, and experiencing irritability and insomnia.  People [...]

  • Narcissists and your Pets

Beware of Narcissists Around Your Pet

Beware of Narcissists Around Your Pet Narcissists can be harmful to your pet.  Watch for the following signs, in order to protect you and your pet. 1. Narcissists will use the pet as a manipulation tactic. If you talk about [...]

  • ADHD and Thyroid Disorder

Is It ADHD or a Thyroid Disorder?

Is It ADHD or a Thyroid Disorder? Symptoms of ADHD and a thyroid disorder can be very similar.  You may also be more likely to have a thyroid disorder when you have ADHD.  Read on to find out more about both [...]

  • Gaslighters Accuse You of Gaslighting

Why Gaslighters Accuse You of Gaslighting

Gaslighters, people who try to control others through manipulation, will often accuse you of behaviors that they are engaged in themselves. This is a classic manipulation tactic. Read more to learn why this tactic works so well. In the article Gaslighting: Know It and Identify It to [...]

  • Parent Manipulating Child

Are Gaslighters Aware of What They Do?

After the posting on my article Gaslighting: Know It to Identify It and Protect Yourself, I’ve received emails asking whether people who are gaslighting know that they are doing it.  As I mentioned in the article, gaslighting is a pattern of manipulation [...]

  • Get Outside for Physical and Mental Health

Get Outside to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health

You may think when you go out in nature that you are just looking at the beautiful scenery, but being in a "green space" - whether that is a park, trail, or grassy area -  improves your mental and physical wellbeing. [...]

  • Gaslighting | Stephanie Sarkis PhD

Gaslighting: Know It, Identify It, and Protect Yourself

Gaslighting is a tactic in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality. It works much better than you may think. Anyone is susceptible to gaslighting, and it is a common [...]

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10 Ways to Cope with Big Changes

Changes are the one constant in life. Just because we go through change doesn't mean we get used to it or fully embrace it, though. Here are 10 tips for coping with big changes in your life and coming out a better [...]