Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents: A Complete Guide to Understanding and Coping When Your Adolescent has BPD

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"Families and their children with BPD will find this book a very useful guide as they struggle together toward a more fully realized life."—Mary C. Zanarini, Ed.D., Director, Laboratory for the Study of Adult Development, McLean Hospital and Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

"A must-have book for every parent with a borderline child."—Randi Kreger, Coauthor of Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality ...

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Overview

"Families and their children with BPD will find this book a very useful guide as they struggle together toward a more fully realized life."—Mary C. Zanarini, Ed.D., Director, Laboratory for the Study of Adult Development, McLean Hospital and Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

"A must-have book for every parent with a borderline child."—Randi Kreger, Coauthor of Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder

"Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents is a long overdue book that eloquently and expertly addresses the wide-ranging issues surrounding borderline personality disorder in adolescents. This compassionate book is a must for parents with children suffering from borderline personality disorder, as well as clinicians, educators, pediatricians, and clergy trying to understand and help adolescents with this serious, chronic disorder."—Perry D. Hoffman, Ph.D., President, National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents offers parents, caregivers, and adolescents themselves a complete understanding of this complex and tough-to-treat disorder. This comprehensive guide thoroughly explains what BPD is and what a patient's treatment options are, including the revolutionary new treatment called dialectic behavior therapy. Author Blaise A. Aguirre, M.D., one of the foremost experts in the field, describes recent advances in treatments and brings into focus what we do and don't know about this condition. Readers will learn the differences between BPD and other adolescent psychiatric diagnoses; treatment options (e.g., medication and therapy); how to choose the right therapist; how to determine when inpatient treatment is necessary; how to enforce boundaries; how to take care of and protect yourself; and practical techniques for effective communication with those who have BPD.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592332878
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 351,394
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Blaise Aguirre, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard University School of Medicine. He has been a staff psychiatrist at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA, since 2000, and has been recognized for his work in the treatment of BPD in adolescence. In May 2007, he was named director of 3East, the Adolescent Dialectic Behavior Therapy Treatment Center at McLean - targeted specifically at treating adolescents with BPD.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     9
Introduction     11
What is Borderline Personality Disorder?     15
How to Diagnose BPD in Adolescents     31
The Typically Developing Adolescent     51
How to Stop BPD Teens from "Manipulating" Others     69
Discovering the Many Causes of BPD     81
The Research Behind BPD Adolescent Behavior and Thought Processes     115
What to Do When BPD Isn't Your Child's Only Psychiatric Disorder     129
The Challenge of Finding Treatment     143
The New Way to Treat BPD     151
Other Psychotherapies that May Help Teens with BPD     169
Does Medication Help Adolescents with BPD?     185
Understanding BPD Through Stories from Patients, Parents, and Health Care Professionals     201
BPD and Adoption     223
The Future of Today's BPD Teens     233
The History of BPD     240
Resources     244
Glossary     255
Bibliography     259
Acknowledgments     279
About the Author     281
Index     282
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2007

    Really Helpful in Understanding my Daughter

    I am only 60 pages into this book, but being the father of a teen with Borderline traits, it is really helpful. There are so few resources for adolescents with BPD traits. Thanks!

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