I Hate You--Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality [NOOK Book]

Overview

"Am I losing my mind?"

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) experience such violent and frightening mood swings that they often fear for their sanity. They can be euphoric one moment, ...
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I Hate You--Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality

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Overview

"Am I losing my mind?"

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) experience such violent and frightening mood swings that they often fear for their sanity. They can be euphoric one moment, despairing and depressed the next. There are an estimated 18 million sufferers of BPD living in America today-each displaying remarkably similar symptoms:

* A shaky sense of identity
* Sudden outbursts of anger
* Oversensitivity to real or imagined rejection
* Brief, turbulent love affairs
* Intense feelings of emptiness
* Eating disorders, drug abuse, and other self-destructive tendencies
* An irrational fear of abandonment and an inability to be alone

For years BPD was difficult to describe, diagnose, and treat. But with this classic guide, Dr. Jerold J. Kreisman and health writer Hal Straus offer much- needed professional advice, helping victims and their families understand and cope with this troubling, shockingly widespread affliction. This completely revised and updated edition includes information on the most up-to-date research that has opened doors to the neurobiological, genetic, and developmental roots of the disorder, as well as the connections between BPD and substance abuse, sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, and eating disorders, making it a vital reference for understanding and living with BPD.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101445686
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 27,830
  • File size: 365 KB

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  • Posted June 10, 2011

    Helpful per therapy doctors

    I am ordering this book for my daughter who has BPD the description I just read fits her to a T. However how do other people handle it who have to be around them 24 7? Anyway her therapist recommended she read this and when she is done I may get it on Nook Book.
    So if a therapist requests it reading for a patient then I would suggest it. My daughter is 37 adopted and we have no idea of history of health issues. But she has battled personality disorders for years. She has threatened suicide so many times that I don't know when the real threat will happen, she says these things in front of her 2 boys. Maybe this will testimonial of sorts will help someone else.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2010

    Highly Recommend... great book!

    This is a great book for anyone who has Borderline Personality Disorder, or for anyone who knows someone who does. I definitely recommend it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2011

    Excellent Guide

    I first read I HATE YOU, DON'T LEAVE ME when the first edition was published almost 20 years ago. At the time it was the first book on Borderline Personality and it has since become the classic in the field. This completely updated edition (December 2010) is a major improvement on the first, as it includes all of the new advances in medications, genetics, and therapies available. Yet it is still concise (only 250 pages) and an easy read, with many case stories that illustrate the principles involved. Twenty years ago there was little hope for those afflicted with BPD--and their families, spouses, lovers, close friends--now the prognosis is much more optimistic. This book will save you the purchase price many times over, in navigating the mental health field, finding a therapist, deciding on the right medications, and most of all understanding what it's like to live with this illness.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Connor

    Turns to serena. "Hi," he said softly. (Done)

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    Posted July 12, 2014

    Lucie

    She shrugged from her straight jacket. "Just trying make a point."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Dr cailee

    Filled a syringe with the blue liquid and injected lily. "Now your powers wont work in this room. So dont try."

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    Posted July 12, 2014

    Serena

    Serena backs up scaredly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Tear

    Gtgtb bbt

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    Posted July 11, 2014

    Lily

    Nodded

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Oryan

    Whats this place eh.

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    Posted July 7, 2014

    Dr. Britt

    Ok. Will be on probably around 9:00-10:00

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Serenity

    Sneered "Haha" (we need doctors)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Gollum

    Great story, captured my interest. Could use more detail...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Author and story critic

    Good detail, and all. But you should've said that her name was Amy in the beginning. And you shoulda also included what was happening on the phone. But if that is supposed to be a suprised, that's all right. Hmm... what else... nope. Great story so far. Keep writing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Don't Leave Me [Chapter One]

    A young woman wakes up, her alarm clock ringing. She yawns, and hits the top of the clock, turning it off. "Da<_>mn it. It's 7:45. I over slept," she groans, sitting up in her bed. She runs her hand through her hair, a few times, before standing up. She stretches her long legs, and does a few yoga moves, her long limbs flexible. She looks up, hearing a knocking at the front door. "What the-? It's almost 8:00 in the morning! Who could possibly be here!" She walks out of her bedroom, and journeys her way through the hall, down to the living room, and finally reaching the front door. She grabbed the door knob, but didn't open it just yet. "Who is it?" She asks. A male voice calls through the door, the voice deep, and sweet sounding. "My name is Bradley Fitz Gerald! I'm here from the U.S. Army. I was here to give you a brochure, ma'am," he calls. The young woman swallows hard, knowing the name. He had been her father's friend's son. Her father was in the Army. Her father had a friend named Curtis Fitz Gerald. Curtis had a son named Bradley, whom she knew as a kid. Bradley had been her best friend. But Curtis moved with his son and wife, and she hadn't seen them in over 10 years. "Br- Bradley? Is that really you?" She stutters. The male's voice mutters something, before asking, "Do I know you, ma'am?" The young woman opened the door immediately. "Oh my God. It's you," she whispers. Bradley gets a sudden look of rememberance, and she smiles. "Bradley. I haven't seen you since- 2002." Bradley nods, saluting her. "I follwed in my dad's footsteps! I am proud to honour him. But you. Wha are you doing with your life? Your 17, 18, maybe even 19 now, right?" The woman giggles, and rolls her eyes. "I'm 18, silly. Remember? We were bron on the same day, but two years apart!" Bradley smiles. "Yes, I remember now. It's been awhile. But- uh- I have to go. Maybe sometime we can have coffee, hm?" The woman nods quickly, excitement coursing through her veins. "Of course, Bradley! I'd love coffee! We can catch up!" She reluctantly takes the brochure, memories of her father rushing through her head. She sets the brochure down on a coffee table, and turns back to him. "When?" She asks. Bradley scratches his head, before saying, "Friday. At noon. Don't forget either." He teases her, remembering how his old friend had a bad memory. The woman smiles brightly and leans forward, giving him a hug. "I won't. I promise. Friday at noon. I got it. I'll be there." Bradley hugs her back, before stepping back. "Bye, Amy. I'll see you soon!" He turns around, and walks across the yard, heading towards the next neighbour's house. Amy shuts the door quickly, and jumps up and down excitedly. She suddenly hears her phone ringing, and picks it up. Looking at it, seeing the Caller ID was "Mom", she answered. "Mom? What's up! How's it going?" A voice rang through speaking fast. Amy drops her phone suddenly, hands shaking. "No..." She whispers, tears forming in her eyes. "Not again..." She collapses to her knees, crying with her head in her hands. "Jeremy! No! How!? Why?! I can't believe it," she sobs, tears flowing down her face. <p> END OF CHAPTER ONE. Next result is Chapter Two. I hope you enjoy the story! Leaves your comments and thoughts and ratings at each chapter please!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Recommended--very informative

    For the novice, this book is a good, easy-to-understand introduction to Borderlines and their particular and persistent difficulties.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Scourge

    R u there?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    Michelle

    She lays on a bed tied down.

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    Posted May 18, 2011

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