The Lost in the Mirror: An inside Look at Borderline Personality Disorderby Richard A. Moskovitz
Lost in the Mirror peers into a black and white world of extreme emotions and turbulent relationships. The inhabitants of this world experience their lives from moment to moment, grasping for shreds of identity to connect each fragment of experience to the next. Because they have little awareness of the texture and flow of human/i>/b>
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Lost in the Mirror peers into a black and white world of extreme emotions and turbulent relationships. The inhabitants of this world experience their lives from moment to moment, grasping for shreds of identity to connect each fragment of experience to the next. Because they have little awareness of the texture and flow of human emotions, painful emotions, such as loneliness and fear, may seem endless and intolerable. Their need to escape this pain leads to desperate, impulsive, and frequently self-defeating behaviors.
Lost in the Mirror explores the origins of Borderline PersonalityDisorder and offers its sufferers a framework for beginning to heal. While the first edition focused on the dynamics of the psychotherapeutic relationship that underlies all good treatment, this edition elaborates on the kinds of psychotherapy that are practiced today. It describes mainstream approaches,such as psychoanalytic psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, and behavior therapy, as well as innovative treatments, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
EMDR, a technique for neutralizing the emotional impact of traumatic events, has infused my own practice of psychotherapy with new vitality and has expanded my understanding of the connections between past experiences and current emotions and behavior. DBT, a comprehensive treatment approach designed specifically for patients with BPD, offers to restore balance to a world of extremes and to help patients learn to regulate emotions and control self-destructive impulses.
For those of you who are new to Lost in the Mirror, I welcome you to learn
about what it feels like to live with this painful condition. For those who
have returned to learn more, I invite you to explore the most recent
innovations in pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments and to
explore the abundant resources now available for continuing your education
about Borderline Personality Disorder.
About the Author:
Dr. Richard A. Moskovitz earned both his undergraduate degree and his M.D. at Harvard University. After psychiatric residency at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and eight years on the University of Florida College of Medicine faculty where he was Associate Professor, he has spent the past sixteen years in private practice. Dr. Moskovitz has appeared on Prime Time Live and on A&E�s The Unexplained. Lost in the Mirror grew out of his passion for teaching and years of clinical experience with patients with BPD.
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