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 such as: a shaky sense of identity ; Sudden outbursts of anger ; Oversensitivity to real or imagined rejection ; Brief, turbulent love affairs ; Intense feelings of emptiness ; Eating disorders, drug abuse, and other self-destrucive tendencies ; An irrational fear of abandonement and an inability to be alone. For years BPD was difficult to describe, diagnose, and treat. But with this guide, the authors offer professional advice, helping victims and their families understand and cope with this affliction. This completely revised and updated edition includes 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 a reference for understanding and living with BPD.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, 2010
Edition: Perigee rev. trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780399536212
Branch Call Number: 616.85852 Kreisman 2010
Characteristics: xvi, 271 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Straus, Hal


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Oct 26, 2016

This is great book that will help you understand people with BPD. Whether you have a loved one or friend going experiencing this personality disorder, this book will help you navigate through the relationship and the things you can and cannot do. It may also help you understand a bit about yourself even if you don't have BPD.

Aug 30, 2016

This is the only book I found incredibly helpful, as I just discovered I have BPD. It was informative, and helped me realize that my life does in fact make sense. I know of no other books on BPD. If anyone ever has a recommendation, let me know. I also have three unpublished memoirs that reveal inside the mind of someone with BPD. If you have BPD, or someone you know, and would like to talk, or ask a question, feel free to message me.


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