Dr. Sarkis is the author of four books: 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction & Accomplish Your Goals (2nd edition, 2011); Making the Grade with ADD: A Student's Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder (2008); and ADD and Your Money: A Guide to Personal Finance for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (2009); and Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed (March 2011). She is also a blogger for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today.
Dr. Sarkis is a Gator four times over, receiving the following degrees from the University of Florida: Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication, 1994; Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling, 1997; Specialist of Education in Mental Health Counseling, 1997; Doctor of Philosophy in Mental Health Counseling, 2002.
Dr. Sarkis is an adjunct assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and is a sub-investigator at Clinical Research Studies at the FAU Schmidt College of Medicine. Dr. Sarkis maintains a private counseling practice in Boca Raton, Florida. She also conducts coaching sessions via email, phone, and teleconferencing.
In 2001, Dr. Sarkis received an Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Psychological Association for her research on ADHD and the executive functions of the brain. That same year she was a finalist for a Fulbright Award.
Dr. Sarkis lectures and presents her research internationally. She has also been published in several journals and magazines, including: Journal of Attention Disorders, National Psychologist, The ADHD Report, and Smart Money Magazine. She has also been featured on CNN's "Health Minute", Fox News, ABC News, Sirius Satellite Radio, First Business Television, Woman's Day, The Jordan Rich Show, and numerous other networks, stations, and publications.
Dr. Sarkis serves on the college committee and scholarship committee of the Attention Disorder Association of America (ADDA). The ADDA supports the Moulton-Farnsworth Scholarship for college students with ADHD. The scholarship was named for Dr. Sarkis' grandparents. Dr. Sarkis is featured in the book The Gift of Adult ADD by Lara Honos-Webb Ph.D.
Dr. Sarkis is a member of the Junior League of Boca Raton and Daughters of the American Revolution. Her interests include traveling, photography, genealogy, gardening, and the outdoors. She lives in Boca Raton.
Why is it important to talk about the cause of ADD?
If you understand that ADD is a biological disorder, you will hopefully feel less guilt or self-blame about your ADD.
From the book
10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD