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Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies | Zookal Textbooks | Zookal Textbooks
  • Author(s) Charles H. Elliott / Laura L. Smith
  • Edition1
  • Published10th July 2009
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc (US)
  • ISBN9780470466537

Your clear, compassionate guide to managing BPD — and
living well


Looking for straightforward information on Borderline
Personality Disorder? This easy-to-understand guide helps those who
have BPD develop strategies for breaking the destructive cycle.
This book also aids loved ones in accepting the disorder and
offering support. Inside you'll find authoritative details on the
causes of BPD and proven treatments, as well as advice on working
with therapists, managing symptoms, and enjoying a full life.




  • Review the basics of BPD — discover the symptoms of BPD and
    the related emotional problems, as well as the cultural,
    biological, and psychological causes of the disease




  • Understand what goes wrong — explore impulsivity, emotional
    dysregulation, identity problems, relationship conflicts,
    black-and-white thinking, and difficulties in perception; and
    identify the areas where you may need help




  • Make the choice to change — find the right care provider,
    overcome common obstacles to change, set realistic goals, and
    improve your physical and emotional state




  • Evaluate treatments for BPD — learn about the current
    treatments that really work and develop a plan for addressing the
    core symptoms of BPD




  • If someone you love has BPD — see how to identify triggers,
    handle emotional upheavals, set clear boundaries, and encourage
    your loved one to seek therapy




Open the book and find:




  • The major characteristics of BPD




  • Who gets BPD — and why




  • Recent treatment advances




  • Illuminating case studies




  • Strategies for calming emotions and staying in control




  • A discussion of medication options




  • Ways to stay healthy during treatment




  • Tips for explaining BPD to others




  • Help for parents whose child exhibits symptoms




  • Treatment options that work and those you should avoid



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  • Author(s) Charles H. Elliott / Laura L. Smith
  • Edition1
  • Published10th July 2009
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc (US)
  • ISBN9780470466537

Your clear, compassionate guide to managing BPD — and
living well


Looking for straightforward information on Borderline
Personality Disorder? This easy-to-understand guide helps those who
have BPD develop strategies for breaking the destructive cycle.
This book also aids loved ones in accepting the disorder and
offering support. Inside you'll find authoritative details on the
causes of BPD and proven treatments, as well as advice on working
with therapists, managing symptoms, and enjoying a full life.




  • Review the basics of BPD — discover the symptoms of BPD and
    the related emotional problems, as well as the cultural,
    biological, and psychological causes of the disease




  • Understand what goes wrong — explore impulsivity, emotional
    dysregulation, identity problems, relationship conflicts,
    black-and-white thinking, and difficulties in perception; and
    identify the areas where you may need help




  • Make the choice to change — find the right care provider,
    overcome common obstacles to change, set realistic goals, and
    improve your physical and emotional state




  • Evaluate treatments for BPD — learn about the current
    treatments that really work and develop a plan for addressing the
    core symptoms of BPD




  • If someone you love has BPD — see how to identify triggers,
    handle emotional upheavals, set clear boundaries, and encourage
    your loved one to seek therapy




Open the book and find:




  • The major characteristics of BPD




  • Who gets BPD — and why




  • Recent treatment advances




  • Illuminating case studies




  • Strategies for calming emotions and staying in control




  • A discussion of medication options




  • Ways to stay healthy during treatment




  • Tips for explaining BPD to others




  • Help for parents whose child exhibits symptoms




  • Treatment options that work and those you should avoid



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