Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder

Author: Valerie Porr, M.A.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199752508
Release Date: 2010-07-30
Genre: Psychology

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by unstable moods, negative self-image, dangerous impulsivity, and tumultuous relationships. Many people with BPD excel in academics and careers while revealing erratic, self-destructive, and sometimes violent behavior only to those with whom they are intimate. Others have trouble simply holding down a job or staying in school. Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder is a compassionate and informative guide to understanding this profoundly unsettling--and widely misunderstood--mental illness, believed to affect approximately 6% of the general population. Rather than viewing people with BPD as manipulative opponents in a bitter struggle, or pitying them as emotional invalids, Valerie Porr cites cutting-edge science to show that BPD is a true neurobiological disorder and not, as many come to believe, a character flaw or the result of bad parenting. Porr then clearly and accessibly explains what BPD is, which therapies have proven effective, and how to rise above the weighty stigma associated with the disorder. Offering families and loved ones supportive guidance that both acknowledges the difficulties they face and shows how they can be overcome, Porr teaches empirically-supported and effective coping behaviors and interpersonal skills, such as new ways of talking about emotions, how to be aware of nonverbal communication, and validating difficult experiences. These skills are derived from Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mentalization-based Therapy, two evidence-based treatments that have proven highly successful in reducing family conflict while increasing trust. Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder is an empowering and hopeful resource for those who wish to gain better understanding of the BPD experience--and to make use of these insights in day-to-day family interactions. Winner of the ABCT Self Help Book Seal of Merit Award 2011

Borderline Personality Disorder

Author: Anthony W. Bateman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199644209
Release Date: 2013-05-09
Genre: Medical

Though much progress has been made in developing specialist psychosocial treatments for borderline personality disorder (BPD), the majority of people with BPD receive treatment within generalist mental health services. This is a practical evidence-based guide on how to help people with BPD with advice based on research evidence.

Handbook of Personality Disorders Second Edition

Author: W. John Livesley
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462533114
Release Date: 2018-03-08
Genre: Psychology

"This authoritative work comprehensively reviews what is known about personality disorders, including vital information to guide clinical decision making. Leading experts synthesize contemporary thinking about the classification, etiologies, and development of these complex disorders. Diagnostic issues are explored, and available assessment instruments are discussed. The Handbook provides in-depth coverage of all commonly used psychotherapeutic and pharmacological treatments, with particular attention to the empirical evidence for each approach. Also addressed are special treatment modalities, such as day programs and group therapy, and forensic issues"--

Borderline Personality Disorder

Author: Barbara Stanley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199997534
Release Date: 2017-09-27
Genre: Medical

Over the past decade, there has been a burgeoning of interest in understanding and treating borderline personality disorder, a disorder characterized by extreme emotional reactivity, impulsivity and serious interpersonal difficulties resulting in frequent loss of relationships. Individuals with borderline personality disorder comprise a substantial proportion of the psychiatric outpatient population, are often seen in emergency rooms and have major functional impairment (e.g. unemployment). Suicide occurs in 3-9% of the population. Furthermore, non-suicidal self injury (e.g. cutting without the intent to die), eating disorders and substance abuse are frequently seen in the context of borderline personality disorder. Not only do the individuals with the disorder suffer , their family members also experience distress and can feel burdened and overwhelmed. Once thought to be nonexistent or a 'grab bag' diagnosis, borderline personality disorder is now understood as a significant emotional disorder with its own neurobiological and psychosocial correlates. At the same time, the disorder is still poorly understood and stigmatized with limited resources available to the novice clinician and mental health professional trainees (e.g. psychiatry residents, psychology doctoral students, social work students). The aim of this primer on borderline personality disorder is to fill this void and provide an accessible, easy-to-use , clinically-oriented, evidenced-based guide for early stage clinicians. We present the most up to data about borderline personality disorder by leading experts in the field in a format accessible to trainees and professionals working with individuals with borderline personality disorder and their family members. The volume is comprehensive and covers the etiology of BPD, its clinical presentation and co-morbid disorders, genetics and neurobiology of BPD, effective treatment of BPD, the role of advocacy and special subpopulations (e.g.forensic)in the clinical management of BPD.

Person Centered Diagnosis and Treatment in Mental Health

Author: Peter Ladd
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857005901
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Genre: Psychology

Clients with mental health conditions are often diagnosed and treated using a strictly medical model of diagnosis, with little input from the client themselves. This reference manual takes a person-centered, holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment, seeing the client as the unrecognized expert on their condition and encouraging their collaboration. This qualitative approach aims to find meaning in the experiences of the client, exploring the reasons behind their feelings and behaviour and taking the whole person into account. Designed to complement DSM assessments, the manual covers several different conditions including ADHD, depression, bulimia, and OCD, as well as mental health 'patterns' such as abuse, bullying, violence and loss. In each case, the client is involved in the diagnosis and treatment plan. The book features extended case studies, sample questions and treatment plans throughout. This will be an essential reference book for all those involved in mental health diagnosis and treatment, including psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, clinical social workers, school counselors and therapists.

The Buddha and the Borderline

Author: Kiera Van Gelder
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608820602
Release Date: 2010-08-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Kiera Van Gelder's first suicide attempt at the age of twelve marked the onset of her struggles with drug addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress, self-harm, and chaotic romantic relationships-all of which eventually led to doctors' belated diagnosis of borderline personality disorder twenty years later. The Buddha and the Borderline is a window into this mysterious and debilitating condition, an unblinking portrayal of one woman's fight against the emotional devastation of borderline personality disorder. This haunting, intimate memoir chronicles both the devastating period that led to Kiera's eventual diagnosis and her inspirational recovery through therapy, Buddhist spirituality, and a few online dates gone wrong. Kiera's story sheds light on the private struggle to transform suffering into compassion for herself and others, and is essential reading for all seeking to understand what it truly means to recover and reclaim the desire to live.

Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

Author: Shari Y. Manning
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606234862
Release Date: 2011-08-18
Genre: Psychology

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be intensely caring, warm, smart, and funny—but their behavior often drives away those closest to them. If you're struggling in a tumultuous relationship with someone with BPD, this is the book for you. Dr. Shari Manning helps you understand why your spouse, family member, or friend has such out-of-control emotions—and how to change the way you can respond. Learn to use simple yet powerful strategies that can defuse crises, establish better boundaries, and radically transform your relationship. Empathic, hopeful, and science based, this is the first book for family and friends grounded in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), the most effective treatment for BPD.

Personality Disorder

Author: Giles Newton-Howes
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191512834
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: Medical

A practical guide to personality disorders, this pocketbook is written with clinical utility in mind. Case examples and a focus on evidence based treatments will give busy health professionals confidence when diagnosing and treating patients with personality disorders. Clear and concise, this book provides practical advice highlighted with useful 'key points' so that readers can find information quickly and easily. Personality Disorders outlines the principles of management, with a focus on pharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and social interventions. Personality disorder is an area of psychiatry with much confusion and controversy, and Dr Newton-Howes explores the current understanding of the field, including where there are gaps. Informed by the classification systems in ICD-10 and DSM-5, this book will serve as a practical reference for psychiatrists, psychiatric trainees, clinical psychologists, GPs with a special interest in mental health, and other mental health professionals.

Getting Help

Author: Jeffrey Wood
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608824373
Release Date: 2007-02-02
Genre: Psychology

A Complete, Definitive Guide to Mental Health Care Do you have questions about mental health care? You're not alone. Despite solid proof that good mental health care can greatly improve both physical health and quality of life, managed care systems have made mental health care a low priority. Without easy access to professional advice from psychologists and psychiatrists, most of us turn to the Internet or the news media for information about mental health-and what a confusing, seemingly endless jumble that can be! Now, at last, you can stop guessing about mental health care. Getting Help is a clear and comprehensive guide that will answer all of your questions about mental health conditions, practitioners, and treatments. Equipped with this resource, you'll be in a powerful position to take control of your own mental health care and the care of the people you love. Everything you need to know about: •The symptoms and characteristic of common mental health conditions •Different types of mental health professionals and the services they offer •Psychotherapeutic and medical treatment methods •How to choose an approach that is just right for a particular mental health issue

Video Sourcebook

Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 1414400993
Release Date: 2007-10
Genre: Performing Arts

From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.