Books by Stephanie Sarkis, PhD
Dr. Stephanie Sarkis sheds light on “gaslighting” – the manipulative technique used by sociopaths, narcissists, and others–offering practical strategies to cope and break free.
Gaslighting is a technique of manipulating others to gain control, often practiced by those with personality disorders (including Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder). Whether it’s a spouse, parent, coworker, or friend, gaslighters use a series of manipulation and distraction tactics to distort the truth – from lying, controlling, withholding, triangulation, and more – making their victims question their own reality. Dr. Sarkis delves into the psychology behind the phenomenon, devoting chapters to specific scenarios, such as gaslighting in dating, in relationships, at work, and in families. With warning signs and examples of the destructive consequences along with practical tips and strategies, Gaslighting will help anyone trapped in a manipulative relationship to break free and heal from this toxic behavior.
Executive Function Difficulties in Adults: 100 Ways to Help Your Clients Live Productive and Happy Lives
Executive function difficulties may not go away with age- and inside you’ll find 52 worksheets, 40 handouts, and dozens of tips to make day-to-day living easier and more productive for adults.
Written by executive function and ADHD expert, Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, this unique resource includes:
- Proven cognitive-behavioral strategies
- Exercises to improve short-term memory, organization and focus
- Techniques to enhance communication and social skills
- Easy-to-follow instructions for mindfulness meditation
- Effective accommodations for the workplace and college
Natural Relief for Adult ADHD: Complementary Strategies for Increasing Focus, Attention, and Motivation With or Without Medication
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!”
“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.”
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.
“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.”
“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.”
10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction & Accomplish Your Goals
Updated 2nd Edition!
People think of ADD as a kid’s problem, but many adults also struggle with ADD, and are looking for solutions. 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. 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD 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.
“10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD is a straightforward, honest book jam-packed with valuable tips and strategies. Stephanie Sarkis writes as if she is standing right with you, coaching you through various aspects of the ADD life. Each chapter stands alone and is filled with techniques that you can start using right now to achieve the balance that is essential for a happy, healthy life.”
“Adults with ADD want and need a simple, practical plan that works to help tame the chaos in their lives, and that’s exactly what Stephanie Sarkis gives them in the second edition of 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD. Expanded to include the latest technology and research, Sarkis includes easy-to-follow strategies for everyday problems from remembering to take your medication to tiding up your closet. I know I’ll continue to recommend this book as a must-have for all adults with ADD.”
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.
“ADD and Your Money is a long-needed and critical resource for adults with ADD. It is reader-friendly, accessible, and full of wonderful strategies. This book is guaranteed to help anyone who struggles with finances, as well as individuals who want to learn money management skills or who simple desire to become more fiscally responsible. Thank you for this valuable contribution!”
“In this first-ever book devoted to the impact of adult ADD on one’s financial life, the authors do a masterful job of both providing a review of the most common problem areas adults with ADD are likely to experience as well as a richly detailed set of recommendations for how best to try and resolve those problems. The book will 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 diagnosis and treatment of ADD in adults.”
Making the Grade with ADD: A Student’s Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder
Making it through college is a challenge – making your own schedule, getting good grades, staying organized can be stressful. 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!
“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.”
“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!”