Synopses & Reviews
"Am I losing my mind?"
People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) experience such violent and frightening mood swings that they often fear for their sanity. They can be euphoric one moment, despairing and depressed the next. There are an estimated 18 million sufferers of BPD living in America today-each displaying remarkably similar symptoms:
* A shaky sense of identity
* Sudden outbursts of anger
* Oversensitivity to real or imagined rejection
* Brief, turbulent love affairs
* Intense feelings of emptiness
* Eating disorders, drug abuse, and other self-destructive tendencies
* An irrational fear of abandonment and an inability to be alone
For years BPD was difficult to describe, diagnose, and treat. But with this classic guide, Dr. Jerold J. Kreisman and health writer Hal Straus offer much- needed professional advice, helping victims and their families understand and cope with this troubling, shockingly widespread affliction. This completely revised and updated edition includes information on the most up-to-date research that has opened doors to the neurobiological, genetic, and developmental roots of the disorder, as well as the connections between BPD and substance abuse, sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, and eating disorders, making it a vital reference for understanding and living with BPD.
"...a book that may save you a lot of time and wasted, misguided pain in dealing with a loved one (with Borderline Personality Disorder)."
"...a good resource for professionals and families, because it provides therapists with concrete ideas to incorporate both instruction and hope into their practice by providing patients and their families suggestions in simple, non-condescending language. It is by far the best book on the market on BPD."
-Anita Biase, strugglingteens.com
A revised and updated edition of the bestselling guide to understanding borderline personality disorder.
After more than two decades as the essential guide to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), this new edition now reflects the most up- to-date research that has opened doors to the neurobiological, genetic, and developmental roots of the disorder as well as connections between BPD and substance abuse, sexual abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, ADHD, and eating disorders.
Both pharmacological and psychotherapeutic advancements point to real hope for success in the treatment and understanding of BPD.
This expanded and revised edition remains as accessible and useful as its predecessor and will reestablish this book as the go-to source for those diagnosed with BPD, their family, friends, and colleagues, as well as professionals and students in the field.
This completely revised and updated edition of a classic guide to borderline personality disorder (BPD) includes information on the most up-to-date research that has opened doors to the neurobiological, genetic, and developmental roots of the disorder.
About the Author
Jerold J. Kreisman, MD
, is a clinician and educator who founded one of the first acute care facilities in the world designed specifically for borderline patients.
Hal Straus has been a professional medical/health writer and editor for more than twenty-five years. They are also the authors of Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder.