Dissociation Model Of Borderline Personality Disorder

Hardcover | October 23, 2012

byRussell Meares

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This book addresses one of the fundamental, understudied issues of borderline personality disorder (BPD): dissociation and a lack of sense of self. Exploring dissociation from developmental, neurobiological, and behavioral perspectives, Russell Meares presents an original theory of BPD, offering new insights into this debilitating disorder and hope for recovery.

BPD is not a new phenomenon, but much about it remains unclear and controversial. Meares’s three-stage treatment emphasizes the failure of synthesis among the elements of psychic life, the need for both personal and social development, integration of unconscious traumatic memory, affect regulation, hallucinosis, stimulus entrapment, paranoid states, and ultimately, restoration of the self. Mental health professionals working with patients suffering from symptoms of BPD will find an invaluable theoretical grounding for treating the difficult—and varied—symptoms of BPD.

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This book addresses one of the fundamental, understudied issues of borderline personality disorder (BPD): dissociation and a lack of sense of self. Exploring dissociation from developmental, neurobiological, and behavioral perspectives, Russell Meares presents an original theory of BPD, offering new insights into this debilitating diso...

Russell Meares is a professor emeritus of psychiatry at Sydney University. He lives in Australia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.7 × 6.6 × 1.5 inPublished:October 23, 2012Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393705854

ISBN - 13:9780393705850

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Meares does an excellent job of integrating the relevant brain/neuroscience research . . . There are compelling hypotheses drawn . . . very thought-provoking. . . . I would recommend these two books to anyone who works with borderline patients. . . . [O]utstanding for the researcher/theoretician and is thought-provoking for the clinician as well. — The National PsychologistThis new book by Meares is a significant contribution to the BPD field, and reinforces the importance of narrative telling in the co-creation of self and other within psychotherapy. — Psychotherapy in AustraliaThese two companion volumes together make a remarkable and original contribution to the theoretical and clinical literature on borderline personality disorder (BPD). . . . [T]his is the most comprehensive, evidence-based, and theoretically integrated model of BPD that I have read. — Journal of Analytical Psychology[A] fascinating and easy-to-read book, by an author with broad clinical experience and scholarship, who has been working with patients with BPD for over 30 years and has conducted an amazing number of empirical studies in this field. . . . The history of dissociation . . . is presented in a fascinating way, intermingled with sketches of patients treated by the author. This blending of historical and clinical knowledge will make the book interesting for both researchers and clinicians. . . . I would recommend this volume to both psychiatrists and psychotherapists. — Journal of Psychiatric PracticeFrom PTSD and borderline personality to distancing procedures and emotional responses to trauma, this is packed with insights any analyst can use. — Midwest Book Review