People with Borderline Personality Disorder 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 10 million sufferers of BPD living in America today — each displaying remarkably similar symptoms: a shaky sense of identity, sudden violent outbursts, over sensitivity to real or imagined rejection, brief, turbulent love affairs, frequent periods of intense depression,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 now, for the first time, Dr. Jerold J. Kreisman and health writer Hal Straus offer much-needed professional advice, helping victims and their families to understand and cope with this troubling, shockingly widespread affliction.
The Angry Heart: Overcoming Borderline and Addictive Disorders: An Interactive Self-Help Guide
The book provided both DSM-IV criteria for borderline clients as well as therapeutic exercises, which makes it helpful for both clinicians and clients. The exercises are excellent tools and guides for therapeutic interventions with a population of clients for which there is a scarcity of methods available. More importantly, the autobiographical narratives of Samuel were emotionally touching and would certainly captivate a borderline audience. Since one optimal method of learning is to make the material personally meaningful, this book will certainly help the borderline population learn about themselves.
The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook: Practical Strategies for Living With Someone Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder
Randi Kreger draws on extensive new research to provide advice for successfully navigating life with someone who has borderline personality disorder. Step-by-step suggestions–many from users of the author’s comprehensive website– help readers set and enforce personal limits, communicate clearly, cope with put-downs and rage, develop a safety plan, and make realistic decisions. Throughout the text are worksheets, checklists, and exercises that build on one another and enable readers to apply the suggestions to their lives.
Journal of Family Violence Review:
Marsha Linehan’s Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder is the very best work done on the topic to date. It is extraordinarily well written. The examples are well chosen. The documentation is superb…The last section of the book describes specific therapeutic strategies for structuring the treatment plan. Nothing is forgotten, nor left undone in these sections. It is the most exacting and well thought out treatment plan I have ever seen written for any disorder. From this perspective, it is a useful book to read for guidance or insight on treating any mental health disorder…I have tried to find shortcomings with this book. I can find none. It is one of the best pieces of clinical work ever written. No matter what your clinical or research focus of interest, you will gain immensely from reading Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder
Linehan is a brilliant, compassionate, and rigorous therapist for borderline patients. What’s more, and what is most unusual for master therapists, she has proven its efficacy in published randomized, controlled trials. What is fortuitous for borderline patients and their therapists is that she has painstakingly crafted a wise book and user-friendly manual well grounded in principle, detailed in its strategies, and exportable to a wide range of treatment settings.
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