"Am I losing my mind?"
People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) 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 18 million sufferers of BPD living in America today-each displaying remarkably similar symptoms:
*A shaky sense of identity
*Sudden outbursts of anger
*Oversensitivity to real or imagined rejection
*Brief, turbulent love affairs
*Intense feelings of emptiness
*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 with this classic guide, Dr. Jerold J. Kreisman and health writer Hal Straus offer much- needed professional advice, helping victims and their families understand and cope with this troubling, shockingly widespread affliction. This completely revised and updated edition includes information on the most up-to-date research that has opened doors to the neurobiological, genetic, and developmental roots of the disorder, as well as the connections between BPD and substance abuse, sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, and eating disorders, making it a vital reference for understanding and living with BPD.
"...a book that may save you a lot of time and wasted, misguided pain in dealing with a loved one (with Borderline Personality Disorder)."
"...a good resource for professionals and families, because it provides therapists with concrete ideas to incorporate both instruction and hope into their practice by providing patients and their families suggestions in simple, non-condescending language. It is by far the best book on the market on BPD."
-Anita Biase, strugglingteens.com
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 7th April 2011
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.1
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1