Borderline Personality Disorder

Paperback | March 3, 2008

byRoy Krawitz, Wendy Jackson

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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a psychiatric condition that affects nearly 2% of the general population, predominantly women. Symptoms of BPD include impulsivity, mood swings, unstable intense relationships and feelings of chronic emptiness. Research on BPD has lagged behind that onother mental health conditions, such as depression and psychosis, primarily due to the lack of evidence of effective treatment but also due to the stigma historically associated with the condition. Fortunately this situation is changing, with improved treatments now available and improvedclinician/organizational willingness to engage with those with a diagnosis of BPD.This book provides people with BPD and their families and friends with an authoritative, user-friendly and easily-readable resource that is both informative about the condition and provides practical help in assisting improved outcomes. The authors draw from the latest research and decades ofclinical experience to provide a compassionate understanding of BPD and treatments for the condition. Numerous case histories and patient perspectives have been included to help illustrate key points and bring the book alive for the reader. The book is balanced, integrated and respectful ofpatients, family and friends, and clinicians. In an area often associated with pessimism and negativity, this book provides patients and families with realistic hope.

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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a psychiatric condition that affects nearly 2% of the general population, predominantly women. Symptoms of BPD include impulsivity, mood swings, unstable intense relationships and feelings of chronic emptiness. Research on BPD has lagged behind that onother mental health conditions, such as depr...

Roy Krawitz is Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist with 25 years' experience in treating patients with borderline personality disorder as therapist, consultant, trainer, researcher and scientific author. Roy has provided borderline personality disorder therapy (DBT, psychodynamic and supportive psychotherapy) in a wide variety...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.63 inPublished:March 3, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199202966

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Table of Contents

Borderline Personality Disorder1. History2. How many people have borderline personality disorder?3. What is borderline personality disorder?4. Understanding borderline personality disorder5. Other problems or diagnoses found in association with borderline personality disorder6. What causes borderline personality disorder?7. Understanding self-harm8. Prognosis: do people with borderline personality disorder get better?9. Is treatment effective?Recovery frameworks10. Change11. Psychological treatments12. What to expect from the treatment13. First contact with health professionals14. Choosing a therapist15. Developing a therapy agreement16. Support network17. Assessment18. Treatment goals and treatment plan19. Therapy relationship20. Taking charge of your recovery21. Power struggles and beyond22. Prioritising your therapy focus23. Preparation for crises24. Medication25. HospitalisationRecovery specifics26. Is it our awareness that makes a difference?27. Is it what we do that makes a difference?28. Is it what we think that makes a difference?29. Is it what we feel that makes a difference?30. Is it what we do with emotions of anger, guilt and regret that makes a difference?31. Is it what we do with impulsive urges that makes a difference?32. Is it taking charge of our personal boundaries that makes a difference?33. Is it how we clarify our values and identity that makes a difference?34. Is it how we relate to ourselves that makes a difference?35. Is it how we relate to others that makes a difference?36. Is it how we create pleasure that makes a difference?37. Is it how we deal with 'flashbacks' that makes a difference?38. Is it how we deal with crises that makes a difference?39. Is it how we deal with our physical health that makes a difference?40. Is it how we deal with something 'larger than ourselves' that makes a difference?41. Notes to family and friends42. Concluding comments