For someone who isn't well read in psychology or social behavior, this is a great resource because it turns technical terms into social mechanisms that many of us borderlines can relate to. If you or someone you care for has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, this book will be a source of healing. Self-harming behaviors and suicidal gestures are actually separate issues—self-harming behaviors are not attempts to commit suicide. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at St. From the Inside Flap: Life with borderline personality disorder is a life out of control.
The tone of the book is great for the disordered, the family and friends of the disordered, and even those like me who aren't diagnosed but realize there is much to learn in emotional regulation and mindfulness. He then compares a very important concept to a Woody Allen movie, Zelig. This time is necessary for searching and sorting links. He quotes Hamlet, then talks about Star Trek I had no idea what he was referring to here. Just know that this book was so engaging. Read the book on paper - it is quite a powerful experience.
Do you have trouble finishing projects, keeping a job, or forming lasting relationships? He references random cultural references; I don't know if he does it to seem cool or worldly, but they are useless. Action Steps: Dealing with Self-Destructive Behaviors. From what I understand it's a juggling act of treating the worst symptom first and being flexible when other symptoms crop up and block progress. It was fairly easy to read, and instructive, but it wasn't what I was hoping for. Every Thursday when there was a new intake of patients, 2 psychiatrists were on intake duty. Action Steps: General Approaches to Communication.
Recent, more definitive studies have also established discriminating characteristics between borderline patients with depression and bipolar patients with primary depression. There are no pills for them. So many things I couldn't explain to him, this book covered them. This book is a must for anyone in your life who says why do you do the things you do! A terrible thing to teach borderlines. Social functioning is also statistically more impaired in borderline than in bipolar individuals. Yet you may see signs of self-harm, including scarring or wounds from cutting, burning, or other forms of self-injury.
Forever grateful to the author. His books, I Hate You, Don't Leave Me, and Sometimes I Act Crazy. For example, they may call someone on the telephone repeatedly asking for confirmation that the relationship is still intact or physically cling to others when they attempt to leave. Or they may engage in some other type of impulsive, self-destructive behavior, like spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving or binge eating. The terminology can be a stumbling block for the layman, however. Jerold Kreisman, a top expert on Borderline Personality Disorder, this important, incisive book delivers the latest information on the disorder, which typically manifests itself through anger, abuse, addictions, and reckless impulsivity-behaviors that can have a devastating impact on family and friends.
I want to break this book down chapter by chapter, but I know that would make this review daunting. Thank you for writing such a wonderful book. Modern smartphones and computers can read files of any format. Humans are the same when it comes to relationships. Ironically, despite their sensitivity to others, borderlines may be disconntected to their own feelings.
Louis University and has been designated a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Overall, I think it was worth the read. No really, though, what a grievous ommission! I've read a lot on Borderline Personality Disorder, and this lit For parts of this book, it became a sort of handbook for me. I know it wasn't intentional, but c'mon, they should know how to speak to borderlines, their experts in the field. It really helped me feel understood and not quite so isolated in a very difficult time. Borderline patients have more accompanying diagnoses, including , , and.
This book offers some interesting insight into the illness and offers treatment options and techniques, which basically boils down to medication and therapy in-patient for the more severe cases. And yet at other times, my sibs and I could sense anger builting up in mother; she'd show increasing irritability with us over a few hours or a day or so, and we knew that she was heading for an eruption of explosive rage, at any moment. . He often changes who he hangs out with, his clothing style, his job, etc. If you or someone you love answered yes to the majority of these questions, theres a good chance that you or that person suffers from borderline personality disorder, a commonly misunderstood and misdiagnosed psychological problem afflicting tens of millions of people.
The goal here being the reader is able to match book-patient behaviors and learn the best way to deal with each. We do not store files, because it is prohibited. Some of this stuff I may have gleaned from other books or personal experience, but that's the run-down. It is usually associated with other illnesses, mostly , and is especially often mistaken for. It was very much an overview, never going into too much detail on any one facet. Many of the issues that now make you see red can be coped with much more easily when you recognize them for what they are. In the past few years, celebrities like Demi Lovato and Catherine Zeta-Jones have bravely opened up about their own struggles with bipolar disorder.