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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User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

Mostly skimmed as I was more interested in the info than the stories that illustrated the terms. I was pretty familiar with the terms already having read the previous book, "I Hate You--Don't Leave Me ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katy Messier - Goodreads

View all of my reviews @ I was first diagnosed with borderline personality disorder as a teenager. The first book I picked up was I Hate You, Don't Leave Me by the ... Read full review

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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, Don’t 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 Ladies’ Home Journal, Men’s Health, and Redbook.

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