Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

by Stephanie Moulton Sarkis PhD, Patricia O. Quinn MD

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Overview

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.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608822737
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Series: The New Harbinger Guides for the Newly Diagnosed Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 1,117,311
File size: 245 KB

About 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.


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.



Patricia O. Quinn, MD, is the author of the award-winning Attention, Girls! A Guide to Learning about Your ADHD and 100 Questions and Answers about ADHD in Women and Girls. She cofounded the National Center for Girls and Women with ADHD in 1997, and is currently the director.

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