When someone is first diagnosed with adult attention deficit disorder (ADD), what runs through his or her mind? Hundreds of questions, concerns, and realizations emerge at once, leaving the newly diagnosed person feeling relieved to finally have an explanation for their behavior, but also bewildered at the thought of what this may mean for the future. Adult ADD is a guide just for people like these, who have gone undiagnosed for years, only to find out in adulthood that there is an explanation for their disorganization and inability to focus. In this book, readers will deal with the myriad questions that arise in the wake of an ADD diagnosis: Should you tell people at work? What are you supposed to do to treat it? Does an ADD diagnosis mean you're damaged or flawed? Who else has this disorder? Can you still have a family, friends, a job, and a normal life?
Books in the Newly Diagnosed series help readers not only understand the disorder and its treatment, but also help them find social support, work with a treatment team, decide who to tell about the diagnosis, and cope with the feelings they may have about the diagnosis itself. This book ensures that readers have all the tools they need to process the diagnosis in the healthiest way possible.
* Approximately 10 million American adults have attention deficit disorder (ADD)
* This is the first book targeted specifically to adults who have just been diagnosed with ADD
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, ADD and Your Money, and Making the Grade with ADD. 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 been published in the Journal of Attention Disorders. She 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. She was also featured in the book The Gift of Adult ADD.
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.