I Hate You-- Don't Leave Me

I Hate You-- Don't Leave Me

Understanding the Borderline Personality

Book - 2010
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People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) experience such violent and frightening mood swings that they often fear for their sanity. They can be euphoric one moment, despairing and depressed the next. There are an estimated 18 million sufferers of BPD living in America today-each displaying remarkably similar symptoms; A shaky sense of identity Sudden outbursts of anger Oversensitivity to real or imagined rejection Brief, turbulent love affairs Intense feelings or emptiness Eating disorders, drug abuse, and other self-destructive tendencies An irrational fear of abandonment and an inability to be alone For years BPD was difficult to describe, diagnose, and treat. But with this classic guide, Dr. Jerold J. Kreisman and health writer Hal Straus offer much-needed professional advice, helping victims and their families understand and cope with this troubling, shockingly widespread affliction. This completely revised and updated edition included information on the most up-to-date research that has opened doors to the neurobiological, genetic, and developmental roots of the disorder, as well as the connections between BPD and substance abuse, sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, and eating disorders, making it vital reference for understanding and living with BPD 'This book belongs on the bookshelf of patients, their friends and family, and for all those who help in their heating.' - Randi Kreger, author of Stop Walking on Eggshells and The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, c2010
Edition: Perigee rev. trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780399536212
Branch Call Number: 616.85852 K876i 2010
Characteristics: xvi, 271 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Straus, Hal
Alternative Title: I hate you-- do not leave me


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Dec 05, 2017

While I'm replying to your comment over 1+ year later, it's still better late than never. Not sure of your age and/or gender, etc., but I have read several books on BPD and NPD. I know of several family members, alive and deceased, going back at least 4 generations that I know of (my generation included) who have or had one or both BDP/NPD/HPD. The two best books I read were Understanding the Borderline Mother by Christine Ann Lawson and Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist by Margalis Fjelstad. These two books changed my life and literally created a paradigm shift in my life. Surviving a Borderline Parent and Stop Walking on Eggshells were also very good, but the initial two I mentioned helped me the most, as it applied directly to my particular situation as my mother has BPD/NPD/HPD and my dad is the 'caretaker' in their relationship. One other book I read that could be very helpful for those with BPD/NPD is called Mindfulness For Borderline Personality Disorder by Blaise Aguirre, MD, and Gillian Galen, PsyD. I read through this and it's basically like free dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). To my knowledge, DBT has been shown to be the most effective form of psychotherapy for those with BPD/NPD/HPD. And, to my knowledge the only three things known to help are anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medication and psychotherapy. And, of course, me being a Christian, I believe God can work miracles in people's lives if they'll allow Him. Cheers!


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