I Hate You - Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality

I Hate You - Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality

by Jerold J. Kreisman, Hal Straus


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A revised and updated edition of the bestselling guide to understanding borderline personality disorder.

After more than two decades as the essential guide to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), this new edition now reflects the most up- to-date research that has opened doors to the neurobiological, genetic, and developmental roots of the disorder as well as connections between BPD and substance abuse, sexual abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, ADHD, and eating disorders.

Both pharmacological and psychotherapeutic advancements point to real hope for success in the treatment and understanding of BPD.

This expanded and revised edition remains as accessible and useful as its predecessor and will reestablish this book as the go-to source for those diagnosed with BPD, their family, friends, and colleagues, as well as professionals and students in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399536212
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/07/2010
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 6,695
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jerold J. Kreisman, MD,is a psychiatrist and leading expert on borderline personality disorder. He has written two books on the disorder: the bestselling I Hate You—Don’t Leave Me and Sometimes I Act Crazy. He contributes regularly for Psychology Today and is in private practice in St. Louis, Missouri.

Hal Straus is a professional health and medical writer who has penned five books, including the bestselling I Hate You—Don’t Leave Me (with Jerold J. Kreisman, MD), and has contributed numerous articles to Ladies’ Home Journal, Men’s Health, and Redbook.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xi

Note to Reader xv

1 The World of the Borderline 1

2 Chaos and Emptiness 22

3 Roots of the Borderline Syndrome 54

4 The Borderline Society 74

5 Communicating with the Borderline 101

6 Coping with the Borderline 123

7 Seeking Therapy 142

8 Specific Psychotherapeutic Approaches 176

9 Medications: The Science and the Promise 192

10 Understanding and Healing 204

Appendix A DSM-IV-TR Classifications 223

Appendix B Evolution of the Borderline Syndrome 229

Resources 241

Notes 247

Index 261

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"...a book that may save you a lot of time and wasted, misguided pain in dealing with a loved one (with Borderline Personality Disorder)."

"...a good resource for professionals and families, because it provides therapists with concrete ideas to incorporate both instruction and hope into their practice by providing patients and their families suggestions in simple, non-condescending language. It is by far the best book on the market on BPD."
-Anita Biase, strugglingteens.com

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