Borderline Personality Disorder

Author: Perry D Hoffman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136867589
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Explore and understand new approaches in Borderline therapy Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) lags far behind other disorders such as schizophrenia in terms of research and treatment interventions. Debates about diagnosis, etiology, neurobiology, genetics, medication, and treatment still persist. Borderline Personality Disorder brings together over two dozen of the field’s leading experts in one enlightening text. The book also offers mental health providers a view of BPD from the perspectives of sufferers as well as family members to foster an understanding of the experiences of relatives who are often devastated by their loved ones’ struggles with this common disorder. Although there has been an increasing interest in BPD in terms of research funding, treatment advancement, and acknowledgment of family perspective over the last decade, the fact remains that the disorder is still highly stigmatized. Borderline Personality Disorder provides social workers and other mental health clinicians with practical access to the knowledge necessary for effective treatment in a single volume of the most current research, information, and management considerations. This important collection explores the latest methods and approaches to treating BPD patients and supporting their families. This useful text also features handy worksheets and numerous tables that present pertinent information clearly. Chapters in Borderline Personality Disorder include: an overview of Borderline Personality Disorder confronting myths and stereotypes about BPD biological underpinnings of BPD BPD and the need for community—a social worker’s perspective on an evidence-based approach to managing suicidal behavior in BPD patients Dialectical Behavior Therapy supportive psychotherapy for borderline patients Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS) Mentalization-based Treatment fostering validating responses in families Family Connections: an education and skills training program for family member wellbeing and much more! Full of practical, useable ideas for the betterment of those affected by BPD, Borderline Personality Disorder is a valuable resource for social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors, as well as students, researchers, and academics in the mental health field, family members, loved ones, and anyone directly affected by BPD.

Personality Disorders

Author: Mario Maj
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470090367
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'Personality Disorders' is a general term for a group of behavioural disorders characterised by usually lifelong, ingrained, maladaptive patterns of deviant behaviour, lifestyle, and social adjustment that are different in quality from psychotic and neurotic symptoms. This book aims to review recent progress and current controversies in this area, providing a guide to clinicians and a contribution to the ongoing revision of the two main diagnostic systems, the DSM-IV and ICD-10. Personality Disorders provides; Integration of scientific evidence and clinical practice which are often not considered together; Coverage of neuroscientific and psychiatric aspects; The unique series format of review chapters followed by commentaries.'Personality Disorders' is the eighth volume in the WPA Series 'Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry. The book is an unbiased and reliable reference point for all psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses and policy makers.

Treating difficult personality disorders

Author: Michael Rosenbluth
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787903152
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A Volume in the Jossey-Bass Library of Current Clinical Technique Offers the most current information for working with this challenging client population and outlines proven treatment options for borderline, narcissistic, and anti-social personalities. Also addresses the question of countertransference with reassuring, supportive advice to help practitioners deal with their own frustration.

Personality disordered Patients

Author: Michael H. Stone
Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781585621729
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This book offers practical guidance for assessing the amenability of patients to psychotherapy. By focusing on which patients are likely to respond well to therapeutic intervention and which will prove most resistive, the book can assist clinicians in determining with what kinds of patients will most likely succeed.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Author: Joel Paris
Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780880486552
Format: PDF
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The etiology of borderline personality disorder is essentially unknown. Although many well-known theoretical formulations remain the best possible hypotheses, much of what has been suggested thus far for the management of BPD has proved impractical in a majority of cases. Written by an expert in the field of BPD, Borderline Personality Disorder presents a practical approach to the management of patients with this disorder. Designed for readers who are skeptical of facile explanations, this book provides a broader view of the etiology of BPD than has been presented in previous studies. Readers will not only appreciate the review of the current research but also its theoretical integration into practice. Borderline Personality Disorderhas two goals: to build a comprehensive theory of etiology which takes into account biological, psychological, and social factors. to suggest treatment guidelines which are consistent with this theory, and which are based on the findings of clinical trials. Based on the most up-to-date clinical research available, Borderline Personality Disorder shows how these complex disorders are shaped by biological vulnerability, brought on by psychological experiences, and influenced by social conditions.


Author: Jane Ellwood
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853022654
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Bringing together a number of pioneering thinkers and workers ni the field of psychosis, this book provides an interrogation of 'official theories' surrounding schizophrenia and examines the range of ways in which psychosis can be thought about and worked with. The first part of the book, which deals with the meaning of psychosis, presents papers on the development of psychosis from historical, social, theoretical and emotional perspectives. It explains current psychoanalytical ideas of the meaning of psychosis and looks at the ways in which psychoanalytic theorists have found meaning in the commuications of psychotic patients. The more clinically oriented papters in the second part of the book focus on the treatment of psychosis. These describe ongoing work in therpeutic settings with people diagnosed as being schizophrenic, as well as the effects on staff working with psychotic patients. This is an encouraging and stimulating book for students and professionals int he field of psychosis, who often feel isolated in their efforts to understand their patients.

Management of Countertransference with Borderline Patients

Author: Glen O. Gabbard
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 0765702630
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This book provides a systematic approach to managing countertransference when treating borderline patients. Using detailed accounts of clinical experiences, the authors demonstrate how their own thoughts, feelings, and fantasies enable them to understand their patients' internal worlds.

Borderline Personality Disorder Primer

Author: Barbara Stanley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199997519
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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. Individualswith 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. cuttingwithout 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 resourcesavailable 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 aformat 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 treatmentof BPD, the role of advocacy and special subpopulations (e.g.forensic)in the clinical management of BPD.