Synopses & Reviews
For anyone diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and their friends and loved ones, the invaluable guide to understanding and living with BPD, now revised and updated
BPD is a chronic, disabling psychiatric condition that causes extreme instability in one's emotional life, behavior, and self-image, and severely impacts the relationships with one's family and friends. With an estimated 5.6% of the US population affected and an expanding awareness of the disorder, Dr. Robert O. Friedel offers a fully revised and updated edition of Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified. A leading expert in BPD and a pioneer in its treatment, Friedel has turned his vast experience into a useful, supportive guide. The book helps readers to understand the underlying causes of BPD, the course it takes, challenges of reaching an accurate diagnosis, treatment options, and coping strategies. For anyone diagnosed, who suspects they may have BPD, or whose friend or loved one suffers from the condition, this is a must-have resource to understand the disorder and seek effective treatment.
The authoritative guide to understanding and living with borderline personality disorder, now fully revised and updated
Millions of Americans suffer from borderline personality disorder (BPD), a psychiatric condition marked by extreme emotional instability, erratic and self-destructive behavior, and tumultuous relationships. Though it was once thought to be untreatable, today researchers and clinicians know that there is every reason for hope. Dr. Robert Friedel, a leading expert and pioneer in pharmacological treatment for BPD, combines his extensive knowledge and personal experience into this comprehensive guide. Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified
- The latest findings on the course and causes of the disorder
- Up-to-date information on diagnosis
- An accessible overview of cutting-edge treatment options
For those who have been diagnosed and those who think they may have the illness, and for the family and friends who love and support them, this book illuminates new information and points the way to an ever more hopeful future.
The revised edition includes new forewords from Donald W. Black, MD, and Nancee S. Blum, MSW, and family educators James and Diane Hall.