I Hate You--Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality

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Penguin, Dec 7, 2010 - Psychology - 288 pages
A revised and updated edition of the bestselling guide to understanding borderline personality disorder.

After more than two decades as the essential guide to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), this new edition now reflects the most up- to-date research that has opened doors to the neurobiological, genetic, and developmental roots of the disorder as well as connections between BPD and substance abuse, sexual abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, ADHD, and eating disorders.

Both pharmacological and psychotherapeutic advancements point to real hope for success in the treatment and understanding of BPD.

This expanded and revised edition remains as accessible and useful as its predecessor and will reestablish this book as the go-to source for those diagnosed with BPD, their family, friends, and colleagues, as well as professionals and students in the field.
 

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD from here on out) has quite a few symptoms that some of us might experience today: a shaky sense of identity, sudden violent outbursts, oversensitivity to real or ... Read full review

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Gave me a clear idea of BPD. I'm not sure how factually updated and accurate this book currently is but it was very readable to me and, sadly, relatable. Read full review

Contents

Demographic Borders
How Doctors Diagnose Psychiatric Disease
Emotional Hemophilia
The BlackandWhite World of the Borderline
Stormy Relationships
Job and Workplace Problems
A Womans Illness?
Socioeconomic Factors
The PatientTherapist Fit
Therapeutic Approaches
Group Therapies
Family Therapies
Artistic and Expressive Therapies
Hospitalization
Cognitive and Behavioral Treatments
Psychodynamic Treatments

Advances in Research and Treatment
The Question of Borderline Pathology
A Personality Disorder
Clinical Definition of Borderline Personality Disorder
The Borderline Mosaic
Developmental Roots
Nature Versus Nurture
The Disintegrating Culture
A Fragmented Society
Dread of the Future
The Jungle of Interpersonal Relationships
Shifting Gender Role Patterns
Family and ChildRearing Patterns
SET Communication
Borderline Dilemmas
The Need for Consistency
Recognizing BPD in Friends and Relations
Coping and Helping
Understanding Your Own Emotions
Special Parenting Problems
Working with the Borderline
Playing with the Borderline
Beginning Treatment
Goals of Therapy
Length of Therapy
How Psychotherapy Works
Comparing Treatments
Which Therapy Is Best?
Genetics
Medications
Generic Drugs
Split Treatment
Growing and Changing
Establishing an Identity
Building Relationships
Axis I Diagnoses
Axis II Diagnoses of Personality Disorders
Freud
PostFreud Psychoanalytic Writers
Kernbergs Borderline Personality Organization BPO
Printed Materials
Websites
Treatment Centers
PREFACE
2 CHAOS AND EMPTINESS
3 ROOTS OF THE BORDERLINE SYNDROME
4 THE BORDERLINE SOCIETY
6 COPING WITH THE BORDERLINE
8 SPECIFIC PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC APPROACHES
THE SCIENCE AND THE PROMISE
10 UNDERSTANDING AND HEALING
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Jerold J. Kreisman, MD, is a psychiatrist and leading expert on borderline personality disorder. He has written two books on the disorder: the bestselling I Hate You—Don’t Leave Me and Sometimes I Act Crazy. He contributes regularly for Psychology Today and is in private practice in St. Louis, Missouri.

Hal Straus is a professional health and medical writer who has penned five books, including the bestselling I Hate You—Don’t Leave Me (with Jerold J. Kreisman, MD), and has contributed numerous articles to Ladies’ Home Journal, Men’s Health, and Redbook.

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