Through the Looking Glass: Women And Borderline Personality Disorder by Dana BeckerThrough the Looking Glass: Women And Borderline Personality Disorder by Dana Becker

Through the Looking Glass: Women And Borderline Personality Disorder

byDana Becker

Paperback | June 20, 1997

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To what extent is borderline personality disorder (BPD) a truly “female” affliction given how women are socialized? This and other questions are addressed within the context of the historical relationship between women and madness, as well as women's often-strained relationship with the psychiatric profession.In a refreshing look at the facts behind why a preponderance of women are diagnosed with BPD, Dana Becker provides evidence that the struggles of these “borderline” women are extreme versions of the day-to-day struggles many women face. Examining the relationship between gender, psychological distress, and the classification of BPD as a psychiatric disorder, the author offers a new emphasis on elements of female socialization as keys to understanding the development of borderline symptoms.The book should appeal to psychotherapists in all professional groups—psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other mental health professionals—as well as graduate students in these disciplines. It should also be valuable to those involved in the fields of women's studies, psychology of women, sociology, and the history of medicine.
Dana Becker is clinical supervisor of family therapy at the Center for Research on Adolescent Drug Abuse at Temple University. She maintains a private practice in both Philadelphia and Rosemont, Pennsylvania, specializing in the treatment of women and families.
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Title:Through the Looking Glass: Women And Borderline Personality DisorderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.51 inPublished:June 20, 1997Publisher:Avalon Publishing

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ISBN - 10:0813333105

ISBN - 13:9780813333106

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This book offers a comprehensive exploration of the relationship between gender, the experience of psychological distress that we currently call borderline personality disorder, and the borderline diagnosis as a classification of psychiatric disorder.