This guide is designed to be used as a companion to the Paramount Pictures movie, Fatal Attraction. It presents a unique and entertaining learning opportunity for both mental health professionals and those who are not trained in mental health. It brings the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to life with its scene-by-scene information about the movie. For mental health professionals it serves as an entertaining up-to-date refresher course with a chance to earn continuing education credits. For non-mental health professionals it allows the movie to be an entertaining vehicle that educates readers to recognize and understand BPD; to know the potential risks to individuals, their families, friends, co-workers and fellow students if the illness is untreated; and to know about options for a safe and productive life for individuals with the illness. This e-book discusses diagnostic symptoms; various forms of treatment that have proven to produce successful outcomes; and disability management for the social, vocational and educational impairments that result from the illness. The movie portrays a textbook example of the illness and is valuable for learning. It should be emphasized that the "Hollywood effect" may tend to over/under exaggerate the symptoms and behaviors experienced by many individuals with this disorder.
CEU's available for MH Professionals.
Number Of Pages: 50
Published: 29th December 2013