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Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies

Laura L. Smith, Charles H. Elliott

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Your clear, compassionate guide to managing BPD -- andliving well

Looking for straightforward information on BorderlinePersonality Disorder? This easy-to-understand guide helps those whohave BPD develop strategies for breaking the destructive cycle.This book also aids loved ones in accepting the disorder andoffering support. Inside you'll find authoritative details on thecauses of BPD and proven treatments, as well as advice on workingwith therapists, managing symptoms, and enjoying a full life.
* Review the basics of BPD -- discover the symptoms of BPD andthe related emotional problems, as well as the cultural,biological, and psychological causes of the disease
* Understand what goes wrong -- explore impulsivity, emotionaldysregulation, identity problems, relationship conflicts,black-and-white thinking, and difficulties in perception; andidentify 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, andimprove your physical and emotional state
* Evaluate treatments for BPD -- learn about the currenttreatments that really work and develop a plan for addressing thecore symptoms of BPD
* If someone you love has BPD -- see how to identify triggers,handle emotional upheavals, set clear boundaries, and encourageyour 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

Charles H. Elliott, PhD, and Laura L. Smith, PhD, are clinical psychologists who specialize in training mental health professionals in the treatment of adolescents and adults with personality disorders, as well as obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, anger, and depression. They are the coauthors of Depression For Dummies, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Dummies, and Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies.


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Family Sharing Ja i
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Seitenzahl 384 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 31.07.2009
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9780470550601
Verlag John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Dateigröße 3169 KB


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