Borderline Personality Disorder: New Reasons for Hope (Google eBook)
Borderline personality disorder is a severe and complex psychiatric condition that, until recently, many considered nearly untreatable. But this optimistic guide to BPD provides information that will bring newfound hope to those who have this painful disorder, and to their family and friends.
People with borderline personality disorder have problems coping with almost everything, and therefore anything can provoke them to impulsive actions, angry outbursts, and self-destructive behaviors. Their personal relationships are simultaneously overly dependent and strained, if not openly hostile, and frequently explosive. Incorporating the latest research and thinking on the disorder, Johns Hopkins psychiatrists Francis Mark Mondimore and Patrick Kelly conceptualize it in an original way. They explain that symptoms are the result of biological and behavioral problems, extremes of temperament, and impaired psychological coping, all of which may have a relationship with traumatic life events.
The authors advocate a therapeutic approach incorporating compassion and optimism in the face of what is often a tumultuous disease. With proper treatment, people with borderline personality disorder can enjoy long remissions and improved quality of life.
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CHAPTER 10Treating the Behaviors
CHAPTER 11Understanding the Dimensions and Addressing the Life Story
CHAPTER 12Treatment Approaches Putting It All Together
CHAPTER 13Themes and Variations
IVHow to Cope How to Help
CHAPTER 14If Youve Been Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder
CHAPTER 15For Parents Partners Friends and Coworkers
CHAPTER 5The Dimensions of Borderline Personality Disorder
CHAPTER 6Behaviors I Addiction and Eating Disorders
CHAPTER 7Behaviors II SelfHarming Behaviors and Dissociation
CHAPTER 8The Life Story Childhood Experiences Development Trauma
CHAPTER 9Treating the Disease