Borderline Personality Disorder

Author: Perry D Hoffman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136867589
Format: PDF, ePub
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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
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Gabbard s Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders

Author: Glen O. Gabbard
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781585622160
Format: PDF, ePub
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A staple of psychiatric practice, this edition reflects clinical expertise in an accessible volume. It covers all major treatments in psychiatry linked to specific disorders, with a pluralistic approach including all major treatment modalities. Each chapter has been completely updated and is organized along the lines of DSM-IV-TR.

Psychotherapy With Borderline Patients

Author: David M. Allen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351552848
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) or borderline traits are among the most difficult for mental health practitioners to treat. They present an incredible range of symptoms, dysfunctional interpersonal interactions, provocative behavior in therapy, and comorbid psychiatric disturbances. So broad is this array that indeed the disorder constitutes a virtual model for the study of all forms of self-destructive and self-defeating behavior patterns. Psychotherapy With Borderline Patients: An Integrated Approach fills the need for a problem-focused, clinically oriented, and operationalized treatment manual that addresses major ongoing family factors that trigger and reinforce the patient's self-destructive or self-defeating behavior. In it, David Allen draws on the theoretical ideas and techniques of biological, family systems, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral therapists to describe an integrated approach to adults with BPD or borderline traits in individual therapy. Innovative, practical, and specific, the book * helps therapists teach their patients, through the use of various role-playing techniques, strategies to alter the dysfunctional patterns of interaction with their families of origin that reinforce self-destructive behavior or chronic affective symptoms; * explains the nature and origins of the characteristic oscillation of hostile over- and underinvolvement between adults with BPD and those who served as their primary parental figures during childhood; * elucidates the nature and causes of the dysfunctional communication patterns in patients' families that lead to misunderstanding; and * provides concrete, clearly spelled out advice for therapists about how to deal with provocative patient behavior, how to minimize distorted descriptions by patients of significant others, how to avoid patients' misuse of medications, and how to respond to managed care restrictions on patients' insurance coverage. Psychotherapy With Borderline Patients: An Integrated Approach will be welcomed by all clinicians who work with these patients, whatever their training or theoretical orientation.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Author: John G. Gunderson
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585628867
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Covering the range of clinical presentations, treatments, and levels of care, Borderline Personality Disorder: A Clinical Guide, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD). The second edition includes new research about BPD's relationship to other disorders and up-to-date descriptions of empirically validated treatments, including cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches. Compelling new research also indicates a much better prognosis for BPD than previously known. A pioneer in the field, author John Gunderson, M.D., director of the Borderline Personality Disorder Center at McLean Hospital, draws from nearly 40 years of research and clinical experience. The guide begins with a clear and specific definition of BPD, informed by a nuanced overview of the historical evolution of the diagnosis and a thoughtful discussion of misdiagnosis. Offering a complete evaluation of treatment approaches, Dr. Gunderson provides an authoritative overview of the treatment options and describes in-depth each modality of treatment, including pharmacotherapy, family therapy, individual and group therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. Unlike other works, this book guides clinicians in using multiple modalities, including the sequence of treatments and the types of changes that can be expected from each mode. The discussion of each treatment emphasizes empirically validated therapies, helping clinicians choose modalities that work best for specific patients. In addition, Borderline Personality Disorder: A Clinical Guide, Second Edition, also outlines therapeutic approaches for multiple settings, such as hospitalization, partial hospitalization or day hospital programs, and levels of outpatient care. Complementing the well-organized treatment guide are a series of informative and intriguing sidebars, providing insight into the subjective experience of BPD, addressing myths about therapeutic alliances in BPD, and questioning the efficacy of contracting for safety. Throughout the book, Dr. Gunderson recommends specific do's and don'ts for disclosing the diagnosis, discussing medications, meeting with families, starting psychotherapy, and managing suicidality. A synthesis of theory and practical examples, Borderline Personality Disorder: A Clinical Guide, Second Edition, provides a thorough and practical manual for any clinician working with BPD patients.

Treating difficult personality disorders

Author: Michael Rosenbluth
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787903152
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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
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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.