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The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder - Randi Kreger

The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder

Paperback Published: November 2008
ISBN: 9781592853632
Number Of Pages: 250

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For family members of people with borderline personality disorder (BPD), home life is routinely unpredictable and frequently unbearable. Extreme mood swings, impulsive behaviors, and suicidal tendencies-common conduct among those who suffer from the disorder-leave family members feeling confused, hurt, and helpless.

In her pioneering first book "Stop Walking on Eggshells," co-authored with Paul T. Mason, Randi Kreger outlined the fundamental differences in the way that people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) relate to the world. Now, with "The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder," she takes readers to the next level, giving them straightforward tools to get off the emotional roller coaster and repair relationships with loved ones with BPD. Kreger answers the questions family members most want to ask about: the symptoms and treatment of BPD, including why BPD is so misdiagnosed; how symptoms can differ by age and gender; and how addiction and other disorders complicate BPD. She then outlines how families can set boundaries and communicate differently in order to help themselves and their loved ones cope with this bewildering form of mental illness.

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Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
About This Bookp. 1
The ABCs of BPD
Welcome to Ozp. 7
Understanding Borderline Personality Disorderp. 23
Making Sense of Your Relationshipp. 49
Risk Factors of BPDp. 67
Treating BPDp. 79
Finding Professional Helpp. 97
Power Tools
About Power Toolsp. 125
Power Tool 1: Take Good Care of Yourselfp. 129
Power Tool 2: Uncover What Keeps You Feeling Stuckp. 147
Power Tool 3: Communicate to Be Heardp. 163
Power Tool 4: Set Limits with Lovep. 195
Power Tool 5: Reinforce the Right Behaviorp. 227
Conclusion: Start Todayp. 241
Resourcesp. 243
Notesp. 255
Indexp. 267
About the Authorp. 275
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ISBN: 9781592853632
ISBN-10: 1592853633
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: November 2008
Publisher: Hazelden Information & Educational Services
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.6  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.48