Borderline Personality Disorder: Meeting the Challenges to Successful Treatment

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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: Meeting the Challenges to Successful Treatment 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 ...
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Overview

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: Meeting the Challenges to Successful Treatment 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.
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"Not only is this book an important, useful and comprehensive resource for practitioners but it is also a fascinating read. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn more about this often misunderstood condition." - Laura Graham in Addiction Today
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789032348
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/30/2008
  • Series: Social Work in Mental Health Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 298
  • Sales rank: 1,120,926
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


About the Contributors     xvii
Foreword   James P. Breiling     xxv
Introduction     1
Borderline Personality Disorder: An Overview   John Gunderson     5
Confronting Myths and Stereotypes About Borderline Personality Disorder   Richard Hersh     13
Biological Underpinnings of Borderline Personality Disorder   Marianne Goodman   Joseph Triebwasser   Antonia New     33
The Case of Joan   Ellen J. Safier   Perry Hoffman     49
BPD and the Need for Community: A Social Worker's Perspective   Maureen Smith     53
Borderline Personality Disorder and Hospitalization   Freda Baron Friedman     67
Borderline Personality Disorder and Adolescence   Alec L. Miller   Deborah Neft   Nira Golombeck     85
An Evidence-Based Approach to Managing Suicidal Behavior in Patients with BPD   Joel Paris     99
Dialectical Behavior Therapy   Cedar R. Koons     109
Combined Medication and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder   S. Charles Schulz   Michael P. Rafferty     133
Supportive Psychotherapy for Borderline Patients   Ann H. Appelbaum     145
Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for BPD   Frank Yeomans   Jill Delaney     157
Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS) for the Treatment of BPD   Nancee Blum   Donald W. Black     171
Mentalization-Based Treatment for BPD   Anthony W. Bateman   Peter Fonagy     187
In Their Own Words: Improving Services and Hopefulness for Families Dealing with BPD   Ellie Buteau   Kevin Dawkins   Perry Hoffman     203
Fostering Validating Responses in Families   Alan E. Fruzzetti   Chad Shenk     215
Family Connections: An Education and Skills Training Program for Family Member Well Being: A Leader's Perspective   Dixianne Penney     229
Inhabited by a Cry: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder   Kiera Van Gelder     243
Index     255
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