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Stephanie Sarkis Author, Counselor, and ADHD Expert

Books by Dr. Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, Ph.D.

Natural Relief for Adult ADHD

Natural Relief for Adult ADHD: Complementary Strategies for Increasing Focus, Attention, and Motivation With or Without Medication


By Stephanie Moulton Sarkis Ph.D.

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.

"Dr. Stephanie Sarkis does it again! This book is well-researched and jam packed with information about treating ADHD in ALL ways. She presents information in a way that leaves you feeling fully educated, as well as comforted. A must-read!"
Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.
Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychology, Harvard Medical School, Private Practice, Lexington, Massachusetts

"Dr. Stephanie Sarkis's "Natural Relief for Adult ADHD" is yet another edition in her 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. 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, Ph.D., Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, author of "Nonmedication Treatments for Adult ADHD" and "The Adult ADHD Tool Kit: Using CBT to Facilitate Coping Inside and Out"

Adult ADD, A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

By Stephanie Moulton Sarkis Ph.D.
Foreword by Patricia O. Quinn, M.D.

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 your symptoms under 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.

"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, M.D.

"Sarkis' 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 relationships."
Richard L. Rubin, M.D.

10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD

10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction & Accomplish Your Goals

Updated 2nd Edition!

By Stephanie Moulton Sarkis Ph.D.

People think of ADD as a kid's problem. But kids grow up. Many adults also struggle with ADD. There are book resources on the market for these folks. But they are often too long. Or too complicated. Or too dry and clinical. Adults with ADD need straightforward tools for coping with real experiences. This book offers exactly what they need.

Each chapter of 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD 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. If you're struggling with adult ADD, the information in this book offers you immediate and lasting rewards: better concentration, sharper memory, enhanced focus, and greater self-confidence.

Sarkis. S. (2008) Making the grade with ADD: A student's guide to succeeding in college with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Adult ADD

Making the Grade with ADD: A Student's Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder

By Stephanie Moulton Sarkis Ph.D.

Making it through four years of undergraduate study is a challenge. It's even more so for people with attention deficit disorder, or ADD. Keeping track of schedules and deadlines, concentrating on lessons, and completing tasks are all hard-learned skills for people with this condition. Because of these difficulties, students with ADD are more likely to drop out of school or spend extra, costly years pursuing their degrees. This book offers young adults with ADD a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of college life.

The simple, easy-to-follow chapters in Making the Grade with ADD will help you handle common academic issues such as setting schedules, studying, and mastering note- and test-taking. Social issues like establishing a living situation, organizing a dorm room or apartment, and making time for socializing are covered. You'll get tips for developing a healthy lifestyle, participating in extra-curricular activities, planning for the years after college, and more.

Sarkis, S. (2006). 10 simple solutions to adult ADD. 
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

"This book provided me, a college freshman, with immediate and thorough insight into surviving college with ADD. Reading it was like having an upperclassman guide me through those first difficult months as I learned to live with roommates, deal with college professors, manage my time, make friends, stay healthy, and handle all kinds of new freedoms. Oh, and it also reminded me to call home!"
Blake E. S. Taylor
Author of Author of ADHD & Me

"If you are sending your child to college, make this book the first item on your list of things to pack. It's easy to read and includes essential tips and skills for success. An incredible resource for any student with ADD."
Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D.
Author of
The Gift of ADHD and Listening to Depression

ADD and your Money

ADD and Your Money: A Guide to Personal Finance for Adults with Attention-Deficit Disorder

By Stephanie Moulton Sarkis Ph.D. and Karl Klein, J.D.
Foreword by Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D.

When you have attention-deficit disorder (ADD), you don't spend money like most other people. Past-due bills and impulsive spending can throw your finances into turmoil, and because these financial pitfalls are directly related to your ADD symptoms, they can seem impossible to overcome.

The good news is that it is possible to get ADD-related financial disorganization under control and begin to enjoy a more stable relationship to your money. ADD and Your Money will show you how. This friendly guide, written with your ADD in mind, includes information on everything you need to know about managing your finances and staying in control.

Learn to:
  • Keep track of your bills
  • Create a budget that works
  • Get debt under control
  • Find ADD-friendly bank services
  • Plan around your splurges

"If you have ADD, your financial future may depend on reading this book."
Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D.
Author of
The Gift of ADHD and Listening to Depression

"The book will be of tremendous benefit to not only adults with ADD, but their spouses/partners, parents or other family members, and clinicians who routinely specialize in the treatment of ADD in adults."
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D