Our Syndromes Ourselves

Our Syndromes  Ourselves

Our Syndromes Ourselves

The antithesis of every medical guide and health how-to, Our Syndromes, Ourselves exposes the humorous side of female complaints, real and admittedly fabricated. From PMS to Empty Nest Syndrome, Menopause to Mid-Life Crisis, mainstream maladies are analyzed, explained, and interpreted with a new satirical twist. Recently identified conditions such as Dr. Lauranoia, Road Rag, and VADD (Vehicular Attention Deficit Disorder) are examined in nonthreatening laywoman's terms and tongue-in-cheek style. Chapters include a practical description of each syndrome with symptom checklists, quizzes, and treatments that are bogus, at best! First-person case studies are written by "real" funny women who explain how it's possible to live with, yes, even celebrate our dysfunction in today's society!

The Silicon Syndrome

The Silicon Syndrome

The Silicon Syndrome


Our Bodies Ourselves Pregnancy and Birth

Our Bodies  Ourselves  Pregnancy and Birth

Our Bodies Ourselves Pregnancy and Birth

The trusted editors of Our Bodies, Ourselves, called “a feminist classic” by The New York Times, present a comprehensive guide to pregnancy and childbirth, from prenatal care and emotional well-being to how to handle the pain of childbirth. Pregnancy and birth are as ordinary and extraordinary as breathing, thinking, or loving. But as soon as you announce you’re expecting, you may be bombarded with advice from every angle—well-meaning friends, relatives, medical professionals, even strangers want to weigh in on what you should or shouldn’t do, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by their conflicting recommendations. Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth will help you sort fact from fiction, giving you the most accurate research, up-to-date information, and the firsthand experiences of numerous women who have been exactly where you are today. You’ll get the tools you need to take care of yourself and your baby during and after your pregnancy, from tips on eating well during pregnancy to strategies for coping with stress and depression. Learn everything you need to know about: · Choosing a good health care provider · Selecting a place of birth · Understanding prenatal testing · Coping with labor pain · Speeding your physical recovery · Adjusting to life as a new mother Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth is an essential resource for women that will guide you through the many decisions ahead.

The Nice Girl Syndrome

The Nice Girl Syndrome

The Nice Girl Syndrome

How women can overcome the pressure to please others and feel free to be their true selves Are you too nice for your own good? Do family members manipulate you? Do coworkers take advantage of you? If this sounds familiar, read The Nice Girl Syndrome. In this breakthrough guide, renowned author and therapist Beverly Engel, who has helped thousands of women recognize and leave emotionally abusive relationships, can show you how to take control of your life and take care of yourself. Engel explains that women today simply cannot afford to be Nice Girls, because women who are too nice send the message that they are easy targets and are much more likely to be victimized emotionally, physically, and sexually. She identifies the seven different types of Nice Girls and helps you understand which type or types might apply to you. Engel helps you determine whether the Nice Girl Syndrome is keeping you in an abusive relationship or in manipulative situations and helps you change Nice Girl beliefs and behaviors that are holding you back. Shows you how to confront the beliefs and behaviors that keep you stuck in a Nice Girl act as you replace them with healthier, more empowering ones Includes inspiring stories of women Engel has worked with who have found the courage and strength to stop taking abuse and start standing up for themselves "This book will challenge, entertain, and empower its readers."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) Written by renowned author and therapist Beverly Engel, who has helped thousands of women recognize and leave emotionally abusive relationships Filled with wise advice, powerful exercises, and practical prescriptions, The Nice Girl Syndrome shows you step by step how to take control of your life and be your own strong woman.

AARP The Nice Girl Syndrome

AARP The Nice Girl Syndrome

AARP The Nice Girl Syndrome

AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. In The Nice Girl Syndrome, Beverly Engel shows how you can overcome the pressure to please others and feel free to be your true self. Are you too nice for your own good? Do family members manipulate you? Do coworkers take advantage of you? If this sounds familiar, read The Nice Girl Syndrome. In this breakthrough guide, renowned author and therapist Beverly Engel, who has helped thousands of women recognize and leave emotionally abusive relationships, can show you how to take control of your life and take care of yourself. Engel explains that women today simply cannot afford to be Nice Girls, because women who are too nice send the message that they are easy targets and are much more likely to be victimized emotionally, physically, and sexually. She identifies the seven different types of Nice Girls and helps you understand which type or types might apply to you. Engel helps you determine whether the Nice Girl Syndrome is keeping you in an abusive relationship or in manipulative situations and helps you change Nice Girl beliefs and behaviors that are holding you back. Shows you how to confront the beliefs and behaviors that keep you stuck in a Nice Girl act as you replace them with healthier, more empowering ones Includes inspiring stories of women Engel has worked with who have found the courage and strength to stop taking abuse and start standing up for themselves "This book will challenge, entertain, and empower its readers." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) Written by renowned author and therapist Beverly Engel, who has helped thousands of women recognize and leave emotionally abusive relationships Filled with wise advice, powerful exercises, and practical prescriptions, The Nice Girl Syndrome shows you step by step how to take control of your life and be your own strong woman.

Self help for Premenstrual Syndrome

Self help for Premenstrual Syndrome

Self help for Premenstrual Syndrome

Draws on Dr. Harrison's own practice, as well as the latest research in the field, to provide the most authoritative, up-to-date, and helpful advice for millions of PMS sufferers and their families.

The Human Magnet Syndrome

The Human Magnet Syndrome

The Human Magnet Syndrome

A psychotherapist’s guide to codependency, narcissism, the treatment of narcissistic abuse, and achieving healthy love from yourself and others. Since the dawn of civilization, people have been magnetically and irresistibly drawn together, not so much by what they see, feel, and think, but more by invisible, unconscious romantic forces. This seductive, alluring, and seemingly impossible-to-avoid love force is the Human Magnet Syndrome. It bends oppositely-matched partners in a breakup-resistant, rollercoaster-like relationship. Magnetic-like attraction, or “chemistry,” brings codependents and narcissists together in an enchanting fantasy that can never be sustained. Given time, a codependent’s soulmate dreams will predictably melt away, leaving them with the cellmate reality. This revised and updated, breakthrough book not only explains why codependents habitually fall prey to harmful and manipulative narcissists, but also why they predictably sabotage their dreams for freedom, happiness, and self-love. Rosenberg’s pioneering work on relationships, codependency, and narcissism is a necessary road map for receiving healthy love—both from others and ourselves. Praise for The Human Magnet Syndrome “I recommend The Human Magnet Syndrome to those who work in social services, education, chemical dependency, or the counseling fields and to the people they touch. It’s time to wake up and this brilliant book sounds the alarm we need.”—Melody Beattie, bestselling author of Codependent No More “This book will help anyone understand the attractors of love and consequent suffering. I recommend it to couples who are mystified by the depth and repetition of their pain, and to therapists whose destiny is to help them.”—Harville Hendrix, bestselling co-author of Getting the Love You Want and creator of Imago Relationship Therapy

Recognising Autism and Asperger s Syndrome

Recognising Autism and Asperger   s Syndrome

Recognising Autism and Asperger s Syndrome

Recognising Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome is an accessible guide, offering information and guidance, self-help and coping strategies and illustrated throughout with personal quotes, vignettes and anecdotes from clients with autism with whom the author has worked clinically. The book captures the individual stories, quotations and experiences, observed in adult autism diagnostic services, woven in with contemporary research, theory and clinical insights. It outlines the history of the condition and the present criteria for obtaining a diagnosis. With exercises, tips, questionnaires, psycho-educational work and advice sheets, this new edition also elucidates the female presentation of autism that has attained significance in the recent times. The book is deliberately aimed at a broad audience of people: those who have just received a diagnosis and want to know more, those who are considering seeking a diagnosis, family members, relatives, friends and clinicians, including mental health workers, psychologists, support workers and all those who work with autistic people.

M E Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Healer Within

M E   Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  and the Healer Within

M E Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Healer Within

Argues that chronic fatigue syndrome may be a result of mental or emotional imbalance, and shows how meditation can be used to restore that balance

The Soap Opera Syndrome

The Soap Opera Syndrome

The Soap Opera Syndrome