From the Publisher
"This is simply the most comprehensive book ever complied on borderline personality disorder. It is a must-read for all clinicians who diagnose and treat this most difficult but rewarding group of patients."--Allen J. Frances, M.D.
"I recommend it to clinicians not only for it clinical advice, but also for conveying healthy skepticism about the limits in our knowledge and for stressing the need for continued research, in order to increase our understanding of this complicated and challenging disturbance."--Andrew E. Skodol, M.D. in General Hospital Psychiatry
Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
"This edited volume makes an outstanding contribution, grasping the complexity and current status of the disorder that is troubling to parents and clinicians alike....Although research based, the book is not a dry, dull literature review. It is exciting to read....Seasoned clinicians, researchers, and graduate students will find this book of great value....If this work is any indication of what can be expected of future volumes in their series, clinicians are in store for a marvelous, substantial contribution to their knowledge base, which can only enhance their clinical acumen."
The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
"This book can be recommended highly to anyone interested in treating, studying, or understanding the borderline personality syndrome. In short, it is good for what ails us."
The first volume in a new series on personality disorders as defined in DSM-III-R, Axis II, focuses on BPD. Each chapter contains a review of the latest empirical work in a specific topic area connected with the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this particularly mutative and elusive disorder. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)