I Hate You--don't Leave Me: Understanding The Borderline Personality

I Hate You--don't Leave Me: Understanding The Borderline Personality

Paperback | December 7, 2010

byJerold J. Kreisman, Hal Straus

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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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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 root...

Jerold J. Kreisman, MD, is a clinician and educator who founded one of the first acute care facilities in the world designed specifically for borderline patients. Hal Straus has been a professional medical/health writer and editor for more than twenty-five years. They are also the authors of Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderl...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 0.77 inPublished:December 7, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399536213

ISBN - 13:9780399536212

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! It gives an accurate description of BPD as it is lived by the people struggling with it as well as their loved ones.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting read I'm drawn to books about the psyche so I might be biased in my opinion of this book. I can understand how unfortunate it must be to have a loved one diagnosed with this, but it's absolutely fascinating how the mind of a borderline works. Point is made over and over again how often this personality disorder is misdiagnosed, and so patients aren't given appropriate or even sufficient treatment. It's quite sad how, like a child, borderline patients cannot constructively deal with their emotions in times of stress. This manifests into their relationships and ultimately has the potential to destroy them. There is hope though, because borderline patients can apparently be "cured". I don't know how much I agree with this, but if a patient works on eliminating even 1 out of the 5 characteristics that makes a borderline as per the DSM, then technically they do not have this disorder anymore. This can be argued of course. Great book nevertheless, with insight as to why certain treatments might work better than others, and a communication method on effectively dealing with someone who has borderline personality.
Date published: 2016-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A relief to read this book This book brought greater understanding to me and my husband about BPD. We have been scared, confused and very saddened by this condition in our family and were very badly equipped to handle this as parents. This book is very easy to read with plenty of examples. You do not need a degree in psychology to read this. It sheds light on the person experiencing this disorder, as well as helping family members learn some useful skills to manage their own lives more calmly.
Date published: 2014-08-11

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"...a book that may save you a lot of time and wasted, misguided pain in dealing with a loved one (with Borderline Personality Disorder)." -SystemsThinker.com "...a good resource for professionals and families, because it provides therapists with concrete ideas to incorporate both instruction and hope into their practice by providing patients and their families suggestions in simple, non-condescending language. It is by far the best book on the market on BPD." -Anita Biase, strugglingteens.com