Christie Brooks is a stay-at-home mom and volunteer host of a grief support message board on BabyCenter.com.
Originally from western New York, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice in 1993. She currently resides in central Virginia with her husband and two young daughters.
Looking for straightforward information on Borderline Personality Disorder? This easy-to-understand guide helps those who have BPD develop strategies for breaking the destructive cycle. This book also aids loved ones in accepting the disorder and offering support. Inside you'll find authoritative details on the causes of BPD and proven treatments, as well as advice on working with therapists, managing symptoms, and enjoying a full life.
Review the basics of BPD — discover the symptoms of BPD and the related emotional problems, as well as the cultural, biological, and psychological causes of the disease
Understand what goes wrong — explore impulsivity, emotional dysregulation, identity problems, relationship conflicts, black-and-white thinking, and difficulties in perception; and identify the areas where you may need help
Make the choice to change — find the right care provider, overcome common obstacles to change, set realistic goals, and improve your physical and emotional state
Evaluate treatments for BPD — learn about the current treatments that really work and develop a plan for addressing the core symptoms of BPD
If someone you love has BPD — see how to identify triggers, handle emotional upheavals, set clear boundaries, and encourage your loved one to seek therapy
Open the book and find:
The major characteristics of BPD
Who gets BPD — and why
Recent treatment advances
Illuminating case studies
Strategies for calming emotions and staying in control
A discussion of medication options
Ways to stay healthy during treatment
Tips for explaining BPD to others
Help for parents whose child exhibits symptoms
Treatment options that work and those you should avoid
If you have a wheat allergy, gluten intolerance, celiac disease, or just want to enjoy the benefits of a diet free of wheat, barley, and rye, then this handy pocket guide gets you on the gluten-free path. You’ll get a handle on the whos, whats, whys, and hows of going gluten-free as well as trusted advice on how to manage gluten sensitivity. Packed with practical advice ranging from what to eat and what to avoid to how to shop and cook, this book gets you started living — and loving — a gluten-free lifestyle.