Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

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Wiley, Feb 25, 2004 - Psychology - 256 pages
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A source of hope, expert advice, and guidance for people with borderline personality disorder and those who love them

Do you experience frightening, often violent mood swings that make you fear for your sanity? Are you often depressed? Do you engage in self-destructive behaviors such as drug or alcohol abuse, anorexia, compulsive eating, self-cutting, and hair pulling? Do you feel empty inside, or as if you don't know who you are? Do you dread being alone and fear abandonment? Do you have trouble finishing projects, keeping a job, or forming lasting relationships?

If you or someone you love answered yes to the majority of these questions, there's a good chance that you or that person suffers from borderline personality disorder, a commonly misunderstood and misdiagnosed psychological problem afflicting tens of millions of people. Princess Diana was one of the most well-known BPD sufferers.

As a source of hope and practical advice for BPD sufferers and those who love them, this new book by Dr. Jerold J. Kreisman and Hal Straus, bestselling authors of I Hate You, Don't Leave Me, offers proven techniques that help you:

  • Manage mood swings
  • Develop lasting relationships
  • Improve your self-esteem
  • Keep negative thoughts at bay
  • Control destructive impulses
  • Understand your treatment options
  • Find professional help

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Review: Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

User Review  - Staci Andrews - Goodreads

Amazing read for those suffering from, living with someone who has or interested in BPD. A much more supported book than "I Hate You, Don't Leave Me" (the author's previous book of the same subject ... Read full review

Review: Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

User Review  - ♥Xeni♥ - Goodreads

I wanted a more medically-oriented book when I picked this one up. But if you're looking for something with personal anecdotes, stories, etc. then this is probably the book for you. Read full review


Borderline Basics
Fears of Abandonment
Unstable Interpersonal Relationships

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About the author (2004)

JEROLD J. KREISMAN, M.D., is a psychiatrist and leading world expert on borderline personality disorder. His 1989 bestseller, I Hate You, Donít Leave Me, is considered a classic of both the popular and academic literature on BPD.
HAL STRAUS has written five books and numerous articles for such magazines as Ladiesí Home Journal, Menís Health, and Redbook.

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