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

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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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About the author

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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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Dec 7, 2010
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781101445686
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Language
English
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Genres
Psychology / Personality
Psychology / Psychopathology / Personality Disorders
Self-Help / Mood Disorders / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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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

If you or someone you love is struggling with borderline personality disorder (BPD), you need up-to-date, accurate, and accessible information on the problems you’re facing and where you can turn for help. But where do you look? Much of the professional literature on BPD is too technical and confusing to be of much help. And searching the Internet for accurate information can be treacherous, with some sites providing useful information and others giving dangerous advice and misinformation. If you’re living with BPD, this compassionate book offers what you really need: an easy-to-follow road map to guide you through this disorder and its treatment.

This book provides answers to many of the questions you might have about BPD: What is BPD? How long does it last? What other problems co-occur with BPD? Overviews of what we currently know about BPD make up the first section of the book. Later chapters cover several common treatment approaches to BPD: DBT, mentalization-based treatment (MBT), and medication treatments. In the last sections of the book, you’ll learn a range of useful coping skills that can help you manage your emotions, deal with suicidal thoughts, and cope with some of the most distressing symptoms of BPD.

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

Relații interpersonale intense și haotice, accese de furie, impulsivitate, amenințări cu abandonul sau cu suicidul... după ce ai cunoscut îndeaproape o astfel de persoană rămâi adesea cu un gust amar și cu întrebarea: „Unde am greșit?" În spatele acestui tablou înnegurat, se află însă drama protagonistului – temeri profunde, o senzație de vid interior, neîncredere fundamentală în sine.

Lumea unui „borderline" este în alb și negru, acută, directă, fără nuanțe, cu atât mai impresionantă, cu cât acești oameni sunt capabili să ducă o viață funcțională. Pot fi partenerul de cuplu, colega de serviciu, amicul din copilărie.

Cartea de față, bazată pe informații din cele mai noi cercetări în domeniu, reprezintă un ghid cuprinzător prin hățișurile acestei personalități aflate la granița dintre nevroză și psihoză. Scrisă într-un limbaj accesibil, ea se adresează atât terapeuților, cât și publicului larg, aducând lumină asupra posibilelor cauze ale acestei tulburări, descriindu-i plastic trăsăturile prin intermediul a numeroase exemple, ajutându-te să înțelegi persoana cu borderline de lângă tine și să creezi punți către ea.

Cea mai importantă parte a oricărei terapii este relația dintre pacient și terapeut. Această interacțiune formează baza încrederii, constanței obiectului și a intimității emoționale. Terapeutul trebuie să devină o figură de încredere, o oglindă care să reflecte o identitate coerentă în dezvoltare. Pornind de la această relație, persoana borderline învață să extindă și asupra altora așteptările adecvate și încrederea. – Jerold Kreisman, Hal Straus

Aspectul fizic al lui Jennifer la ședințele de terapie fluctua dramatic. Când venea direct de la serviciu era îmbrăcată într-o ținută business, emanând maturitate și rafinament. Dar în zilele ei libere, apărea în pantaloni scurți, cu șosete până la genunchi și cu codițe împletite; în aceste ședințe se comporta ca o fetiță cu voce subțire și vocabular mult mai limitat. Uneori se transforma chiar sub ochii doctorului Gray. Putea fi plină de intuiție și inteligentă, colaborând pentru obținerea unei mai bune înțelegeri de sine, iar apoi devenea o copilă cochetă și seducătoare, declarându-se incapabilă să funcționeze în lumea adultă. – Jerold Kreisman, Hal Straus

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