Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

by Stephanie Moulton Sarkis
     
 

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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 symptoms—such as impulsiveness and difficulty with time

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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 symptoms—such as impulsiveness and difficulty with time management—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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608820054
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
The New Harbinger Guides for the Newly Diagnosed Series
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
752,143
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, Ph.D., is adjunct assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL, and author of 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD, Making the Grade with ADD, and ADD and Your Money. She is a nationally certified counselor and a licensed mental health counselor, and has a private counseling practice where she specializes in ADD/ADHD counseling and coaching. Sarkis won an American Psychological Association Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2001, and has made media appearances on CNN’s Health Minute, Fox News, ABC News, Sirius Satellite Radio, First Business Television, and numerous other networks and stations. Visit her online at www.stephaniesarkis.com.

Foreword writer Patricia O. Quinn., MD, is a developmental pediatrician in Washington, DC. A graduate of Georgetown University Medical School, she specializes in child development and psychopharmacology. She is author of twenty books on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder for children, adults, and professionals, including the award-winning Attention, Girls!, and cofounded and directs the National Center for Girls and Women with ADHD.

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