Borderline Personality Disorder for Dummies

Borderline Personality Disorder for Dummies

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Your clear, compassionate guide to managing BPD -- andliving well

Looking for straightforward information on BorderlinePersonality Disorder? This easy-to-understand guide helps those whohave BPD develop strategies for breaking the destructive cycle.This book also aids loved ones in accepting the disorder andoffering support. Inside you'll find authoritative details on thecauses of BPD and proven treatments, as well as advice on workingwith therapists, managing symptoms, and enjoying a full life.

Review the basics of BPD -- discover the symptoms of BPD andthe related emotional problems, as well as the cultural,biological, and psychological causes of the disease

Understand what goes wrong -- explore impulsivity, emotionaldysregulation, identity problems, relationship conflicts,black-and-white thinking, and difficulties in perception; andidentify the areas where you may need help

Make the choice to change -- find the right care provider,overcome common obstacles to change, set realistic goals, andimprove your physical and emotional state

Evaluate treatments for BPD -- learn about the currenttreatments that really work and develop a plan for addressing thecore symptoms of BPD

If someone you love has BPD -- see how to identify triggers,handle emotional upheavals, set clear boundaries, and encourageyour loved one to seek therapy

Open the book and find:

The major characteristics of BPD

Who gets BPD -- and why

Recent treatment advances

Illuminating case studies

Strategies for calming emotions and staying in control

A discussion of medication options

Ways to stay healthy during treatment

Tips for explaining BPD to others

Help for parents whose child exhibits symptoms

Treatment options that work and those you should avoid

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., c2009.
ISBN: 9780470466537
0470466537
Branch Call Number: 616.8585 ELLIOTT
Characteristics: xviii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Smith, Laura L.

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