Richard Baer is a consultant on a variety of healthcare coverage, compliance, audit, coding, and billing services. Prior to his consultant work, he was the Medical Director for Medicare in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, had a private psychiatry practice for fourteen years, and served as President of the Illinois Psychiatric Society.
In The Sum of My Parts, Olga reveals her life story for the first time, chronicling her heroic journey from survivor to advocate and her remarkable recovery from DID. Formerly known as multiple personality disorder, DID is defined by the presence of two or more identities. In this riveting story, Olga struggles to unearth memories from her childhood, and parallel identities—Olga at five years old, Olga at thirteen—come forth and demand to be healed. This brave, unforgettable memoir charts the author’s triumph over the most devastating conditions and will inspire anyone whose life has been affected by trauma.
You peer into the mirror and have trouble recognizing yourself. You feel as if you're going through the motions of life or you're watching a movie of yourself.
These are all symptoms of dissociation -- a debilitating psychological condition involving feelings of disconnection that affects 30 million people in North America and often goes untreated. The Stranger in the Mirror offers unique guidelines for identifying and recovering from dissociative symptoms based on Dr. Marlene Steinberg's breakthrough diagnostic test. Filled with fascinating case histories of people with multiple personalities, this book provides enlightening insights into how all of us respond to trauma and overcome it. Her innovative method of treatment will benefit anyone in search of a healthier sense of self and a heightened capacity for joy.
BPD affects a significant percentage of the population. It is a disorder of relationships, one whose symptoms occur most in interpersonal contexts—and thus impact any number of interpersonal connections in life. When people have BPD, they may struggle to manage their emotions on a daily basis, and have to deal with fears of abandonment, anger issues, self-injury, and even suicidality—all of which can lead to even more instability in relationships.
In Beyond Borderline, two internationally acclaimed experts on BPD—including Perry Hoffman, cofounder and president of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD)—team up to present a rare glimpse into the lives and recovery of people affected by BPD. This powerful compilation of stories reveals the deeply personal, firsthand perspectives of people who suffer with BPD, explores the numerous ways in which this disorder has affected their lives, and outlines the most debilitating and misunderstood symptoms of BPD (the most tragic being suicide). Beyond Borderline delves into the many ways the disorder can present—as well as the many paths to recovery—using evidence-based tools from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness meditation, mentalization-based therapy (MBT), and more.
BPD is a challenging disorder that impacts people’s lives and relationships in countless ways. With this book—full of intimate accounts that reflect the myriad ways BPD presents and how it affects not just those afflicted, but also their loved ones—you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the disorder and learn how to move forward on the path toward healing while dealing with BPD.
Dobbert illustrates warning signs that can be missed and walks readers through scenarios that are common with personality-disordered people. He explains how such maladies might develop, and most important, how they can be successfully addressed.
"Personalities are like impressionistic paintings. At adistance, each person is 'all of a piece'; up close, each is abewildering complexity of moods, cognitions, and motives."
Exploring the continuum from normal personality traits to thediagnosis and treatment of severe cases of personality disorders,Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Edition is unique inits coverage of both important historical figures and contemporarytheorists in the field. Its content spans all the majordisorders-Antisocial, Avoidant, Depressive, Compulsive, Histrionic,Narcissistic, Paranoid, Schizoid, and Borderline-as well as theirmany subtypes. Attention to detail and in-depth discussion of thesubtleties involved in these debilitating personality disordersmake this book an ideal companion to the DSM-IV(TM).
Fully updated with the latest research and theory, thisimportant text features:Discussion of the distinctive clinical features anddevelopmental roots of personality disordersBalanced coverage of the major theoreticalperspectives-biological, psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive,and evolutionaryIndividual chapters on all DSM-IV(TM) personality disorders andtheir several subtypes and mixturesCase studies throughout the text that bring to life the manyfaces of these disorders
Including a new assessment section that singles out behavioralindicators considered to have positive predictive power for thedisorders, this Second Edition also includes a special focus ondevelopmental, gender, and cultural issues specific to eachdisorder. A comprehensive reference suitable for today'spractitioners, Personality Disorders in Modern Life, Second Editionfeatures a clear style that also makes it a valuable resource foradvanced undergraduate and graduate students. The most thoroughbook of its kind, this Second Edition is a powerful, practicalresource for all trainees and professionals in key mental healthfields, such as psychology, social work, and nursing.