FREE Webinar from the NFCA on the Psychological Impact of Celiac Disease

Join National Foundation for Celiac Awareness as Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, PhD, Training Director at Bay Area Family Therapy & Training Associates, goes beyond the physical and explains how celiac disease can affect us mentally.  This free webinar is entitled “It’s not just in your head: the psychological impact of Celiac Disease” and it takes place on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (Indiana, GMT-04:00).

When I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease it was primarily because the ‘brain fog’ experienced on a daily basis was making it very difficult to function, let alone work.  If you have not experienced ‘brain fog’ then you are quite lucky.  It caused me to feel very confused, dizzy and almost drunk all at the same time.  I was often unable to form a complete sentence, answer the phone, type on the computer or comprehend what was being said.  It’s quite scary to feel that undone or out of control and it is the symptom that got me to my doctor and led to my diagnosis.

Dr. Beaudoin will:

  • Discuss the link between celiac disease and conditions such as depression, anxiety and “brain fog”
  • Provide case-based testimonials that establish the lifestyle connection
  • Define the post gluten-free recovery’s focus on biological, cognitive and social factors

Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, PhD, is the Training Director at Bay Area Family Therapy & Training Associates where she sees private clients and supervises the counseling work of doctoral and post-doctoral students in psychology. Dr. Beaudoin also teaches a number of classes such as Child Development and Family Therapy at John F. Kennedy University. She presents internationally and has published several books including a translated bestseller on Responding to the Culture of Bullying and Disrespect. Her new book for parents, educators and therapists, The SkiLL-ionaire in Every Child: Boosting Children’s Socio-Emotional Intelligence Using the Latest on Brain Research, is in press and scheduled to be released in October. Since herself being diagnosed and having her son afflicted with celiac disease, Dr. Beaudoin has started researching, writing about and increasing people’s awareness of this issue. She is currently co-authoring, with Stanford University Emeritus Professor, Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D., an article titled, “A Medical Issue Affecting the Diagnosis of Mood, Attention and Autistic Disorders: A Closer Look at Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance.”

Sponsored by Blue Diamond Growers, this Webinar is free of charge and the only requirement is a working Internet connection!  You do need to register to attend the webinar.Article Courtesy: Jennifer Harris