Hard to Love: Understanding and Overcoming Male Borderline Personality Disorder by Joseph NowinskiHard to Love: Understanding and Overcoming Male Borderline Personality Disorder by Joseph Nowinski

Hard to Love: Understanding and Overcoming Male Borderline Personality Disorder

byJoseph Nowinski

Paperback | May 13, 2014

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in men is often misdiagnosed and typically leads to either no treatment or the wrong treatment. This is the first book to address this under-recognized problem. It contains symptoms and causes, as well as treatment, targeted to men who suffer from BPD.Joseph Nowinski, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice and the author of numerous books. His most recent books includeSaying Goodbye: A Guide to Coping with a Loved One's Terminal Illness andAlmost Alcoholic: Is My (Or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem?
Joseph Nowinski, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice. He is the author of numerous books for professionals and the general public. He is the principal author ofTwelve Step Facilitation Therapy, which is listed in the prestigious National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Dr. Nowinski's most recent books ...
Title:Hard to Love: Understanding and Overcoming Male Borderline Personality DisorderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.01 × 6.05 × 0.5 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:Central Recovery Press, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1937612570

ISBN - 13:9781937612573


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Perpetuates harmful myths about BPD Rarely has a book infuriated me as much as this one did. Ostensibly providing a wealth of knowledge about male borderline personality disorder and its treatment, this book instead perpetuates harmful myths about the disorder that have long been disproven by systematic psychiatric studies. For instance, the book makes the ludicrous assertions that all BPD sufferers experienced horrible abuse and neglect during childhood (in fact, while this is true in some cases, many often come from warm, loving families who are at a loss to explain the development of their child’s disorder) and that all other symptoms of mental illness a BPD sufferer experiences are caused exclusively by their personality disorder and thus do not need to be treated once BPD therapy has been initiated (in reality, many of those suffering from BPD also struggle with depression, anxiety and other comorbid mental illnesses that need to be treated IN ADDITION to the BPD). Furthermore, the book makes no mention of the DSM criteria used to diagnose borderline personality disorder, which one would assume would form a central focus in a book purporting to help people recognize and seek help for the disorder. Finally, the book is written in a patronizing, repetitive style that is incredibly aggravating to read, and the case studies used seem to only portray mild/high-functioning manifestations of the disorder, and thus are not representative of the full spectrum of BPD. Overall, this is a poorly written, deeply flawed book that should be passed over by anyone wanting to learn more about borderline personality disorder in men.
Date published: 2016-11-10