Ptsd Borderlines In Therapy: Finding The Balance by Jerome KrollPtsd Borderlines In Therapy: Finding The Balance by Jerome Kroll

Ptsd Borderlines In Therapy: Finding The Balance

byJerome Kroll

Hardcover | June 1, 1993

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Taking into account ambiguities in the relationship between childhood abuse experiences, formation of self- destructive personality styles, and subsequent psychotherapy, the author presents a working model that is useful without limiting the practitioner.

Text for psychotherapists examining the relationship between childhood sexual abuse and adult borderline personality disorder, with emphasis on symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Title:Ptsd Borderlines In Therapy: Finding The BalanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.25 inPublished:June 1, 1993Publisher:WW Norton

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ISBN - 10:0393701573

ISBN - 13:9780393701579

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This book critically examines the relationship between childhood sexual abuse and adult borderline personality disorder, with a particular focus on symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Taking into account the many ambiguities in the current understanding of the complex relationship between childhood abuse experiences, formation of self-destructive personality styles, and subsequent psychotherapy for these problems, the author presents a working model that is useful without straitjacketing the practitioner or foreclosing the opportunities for new perspectives. The legacy of childhood abuse establishes a pattern in which the past influences the patient's present life in profound ways, from symptoms such as dissociative episodes to relationship styles such as victimization. Kroll describes the PTSD/borderline person as suffering first and foremost from a disorder of the stream of consciousness, "an inability to turn off a stream of consciousness that has become its own enemy, comprised of actual memories of traumatic events, distorted and fragmented mem