Natural Relief for Adult ADHD
Complementary Strategies for Increasing Focus, Attention, and Motivation With or Without Medication
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
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.
“This book is well researched and jam-packed with information about treating ADHD in all ways. Stephanie Sarkis presents information in a way that leaves you feeling fully educated, as well as comforted. A must-read!”
—Roberto Olivardia, PhD, clinical instructor in the department of psychology, Harvard Medical School
“Natural Relief for Adult ADHD is yet another edition in the author’s 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. Stephanie 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, PhD, codirector of the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine; and author of Nonmedication Treatments for Adult ADHD and The Adult ADHD Tool Kit: Using CBT to Facilitate Coping Inside and Out
“With its emphasis on concise information and simple checklists, Natural Relief for Adult ADHD will guide you toward effective, personalized decisions around ADHD. By providing an honest overview of what works, what doesn’t, and what we don’t yet know, Stephanie Sarkis has produced a comprehensive, easily accessible guide for anyone living with ADHD.”
—Mark Bertin, MD, Developmental Pediatrics
“Medication? Diet? Exercise? Accommodations? Meditation? Therapy? Brain games? Coaching? After receiving a diagnosis of ADHD, adults must then face the additional task of deciding what to do next to manage symptoms and improve their day-to-day life. Bombarded with a plethora of information, they often feel alone in sorting it all out. But they are not alone. Natural Relief for Adult ADHD has provided a unique and practical resource to help them wade through this information, get their questions answered, and design a program suited to their needs. Natural Relief for Adult ADHD is written in simple, no-nonsense language and is a welcome addition to the collection of must-read books for ADHD adults.”
—Patricia O. Quinn, MD, coauthor of the best-selling book Understanding Girls with AD/HD
“Do brain games work in taming ADHD symptoms? Are elimination diets effective? What can be done about stress and sleep issues that are commonly seen in adult ADHD? What foods can help improve attention and mood? Stephanie Sarkis tackles these questions and more by citing the latest research. Natural Relief for Adult ADHD is a much-needed resource for those who, for whatever reason, either cannot take ADHD medications or want to supplement traditional treatments with nonmedical options. Save your money, time, and energy, because Sarkis does the legwork for you by sharing what works and what doesn’t. … Highly recommended.”
—Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, author of The Queen of Distraction and Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD, and director at http://ADDconsults.com
“Natural Relief for Adult ADHD impressively answers the frequent question, ‘Is there any alternative to medication for my ADHD?’ Informative, comprehensive in scope, and user-friendly, it is a must-read for anyone diagnosed with ADHD who wants to make an informed decision about treatment. I highly recommend it as a valuable resource for both the consumer and the clinician.”
—Susan Tschudi, MA, licensed marriage and family therapist and author of Loving Someone with Attention Deficit Disorder