Personality Disorders
Coping with BPD
DBT and CBT Skills to Soothe the Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
By Blaise Aguirre and Gillian Galen
Review by Elin Weiss on Tue, Jan 19th 2016.
Coping with BPD by Blaise Aguirre and Gillian Galen Written by Blaise Aguirre and Gillian Galen, Coping with BPD: DBT and CBT skills to soothe the symptoms of borderline personality disorder, is a self help book designed to help those suffering with borderline personality disorder (BPD) to deal with some of the typical challenges that people with BPD experience on a regular basis. By following some well thought out steps the authors believe that interactions with both one’s own emotions and with other people will be easier to successfully deal with in a manner that does not negatively impact the person with BPD or their relationships wi
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Dealing with a Narcissist
8 Steps to Raise Self-Esteem and Set Boundaries with Difficult People
By Darlene Lancer
Review by Elin Weiss on Tue, Jan 12th 2016.
Dealing with a Narcissist: 8 Steps to Raise Self-Esteem by Darlene Lancer is written for those living with a narcissist, usually a parent or loved one, and who need help in dealing with the difficulties and unhappiness that is so common in relationships with narcissists. Lancer means that there of course are large differences from one narcissist to another, and often narcissists fall on a continuum, but usually narcissism is characterized by the person being uncooperative, defensive, selfish, and sometimes even abusive. Narcissism is believed to have grown out of the person experiencing emo
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Dealing with a Narcissist by Darlene Lancer

Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist
How to End the Drama and Get On with Life
By Margalis Fjelstad
Review by Elin Weiss on Tue, Aug 11th 2015.
Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist by Margalis FjelstadThe focus of Margalis Fjelstad´s self-help book, Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist: How to End the Drama and Get On with Life, are the caretakers of those with borderline (BP) or narcissistic personality (NP) disorders. Fjelstad discusses how and why people become caretakers and what can be done to break the cycle of caretaking. Fjelstad generally describes both disorders together as there are many similarities in behavior of those with the disorders, but sometimes speaks only of the BP or only of the NP (as she abbreviates the disorder names). Typically the borderline p
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Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder
How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship
By Shari Y Manning
Review by Anthony O'Brien, RN MPhil on Tue, Oct 22nd 2013.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a troubling mental disorder with prevalence estimated at up to 2% in community surveys. BPD is characterized by fluctuating emotional arousal, intensely conflicted relationships and for many individuals, recurrent self harm. The lifetime mortality from suicide is 8-10%.  From its origins as a psychoanalytic concept until its inclusion in the DSM in 1980 borderline personality disorder, or borderline syndrome, occupied something of a marginal place in the psychiatric landscape, with polarised views among therapists and clinicians about care and trea
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Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder by Shari Y Manning

Borderline Personality Disorder and the Conversational Model
A Clinician's Manual
By Russell Meares
Review by Kamuran Elbeyoğlu on Tue, Jul 9th 2013.
Borderline Personality Disorder and the Conversational Model by Russell MearesThe diagnosis and treatment of borderline personality disorder have been a problematic issue among clinical psychologists, health professionals working with BPD and psychiatrists as they are greatly varied in their training and experience in dealing with BPD. Russell Meares together with a host of co-authors who are all well trained professionals and have significantly contributed to the development of conversational model for BPD put forward a unique form of therapeutic approach for the treatment of BPD. The proposed conversational model is based on two assumptions, one of which is that the
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Stop Walking on Eggshells
Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder
By Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger
Review by Leo Uzych, J.D., M.P.H on Tue, Apr 10th 2012.
Stop Walking on Eggshells (Second Edition), is a book about borderline personality disorder ("BPD").  Coauthor Paul T. Mason, MS, is vice president of clinical services at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, in Racine, WI; coauthor Randi Kreger is an inveterate writer.  In describing the book's genesis, in the "Introduction", Kreger explains that she began interviewing mental health professionals to learn what the partner, friend, or family member of a person with BPD or BPD traits can do to stop walking on eggshells, while continuing to support the person they care about.  Congruent
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Stop Walking on Eggshells by Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger

Evidence-Based Treatment of Personality Dysfunction
Principles, Methods, and Processes
By Jeffrey J. Magnavita (Editor)
Review by Nora Bunford on Tue, Aug 2nd 2011.
Evidence-Based Treatment of Personality Dysfunction by Jeffrey J. Magnavita (Editor) The topic of Evidence-Based Treatment of Personality Dysfunction: Principles, Methods, and Processes is the theoretical conceptualization and treatment of disordered personality, accompanied by a discussion of empirical evidence supporting both. The theme of the book is well in line with the field’s current emphasis on the development and dissemination of evidence-based treatments: the chapters in the middle center around diverse empirically supported therapeutic approaches to the treatment of personality dysfunction. These are framed by the beginning chapters, which (1) provide a gene
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The Buddha & The Borderline
My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, & Online Dating
By Kiera Van Gelder
Review by Cynthia L. Pauwels, M.A. on Tue, Jun 28th 2011.
In The Buddha and the Borderline, author and borderline personality disorder (BPD) advocate Kiera Van Gelder addresses her battle with BPD with frank poignancy: "I still wonder how you get treatment for something unspeakable." She traces her decline into this frequently misunderstood mental illness from her over-sensitivity as a child exacerbated by molestation at age six, repeated family relocation, and what was later termed "invalidation" of her needs. Only since 2007 have the biological and hereditary factors connected to BPD been identified. After an early suicide attempt, hospitalization
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The Buddha & The Borderline by Kiera Van Gelder

 
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