New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutions

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Discover Exciting New Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder
Now you can overcome the symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and develop a more positive outlook on life, starting today. Inside is a compassionate and complete look at the most up-to-date information on managing the symptoms of BPD as well as coping strategies for you, your friends, and your loved ones. This thoughtful book will teach you how to manage your moods, develop lasting and meaningful ...

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Overview

Discover Exciting New Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder
Now you can overcome the symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and develop a more positive outlook on life, starting today. Inside is a compassionate and complete look at the most up-to-date information on managing the symptoms of BPD as well as coping strategies for you, your friends, and your loved ones. This thoughtful book will teach you how to manage your moods, develop lasting and meaningful relationships, and create a fulfilling, happier state of mind. Your new world of hope starts now as you uncover:
·Effective methods for building self-esteem and minimizing negative thoughts
·Early intervention for children with BPD symptoms
·Information on how psychotherapy can help modify and enhance coping abilities
·Cutting-edge alternative and complementary therapies
·And much more!

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"New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder addresses questions that are commonly raised about this often crippling disorder and thereby provides a valuable public health service."
John G. Gunderson M.D., professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

"With up-to-date information about the nature of borderline pathology and its treatment, this book is written in a humane and sympathetic style. Those with BPD, as well as members of their families, will benefit greatly from reading it."
Joel Paris, Ph.D., professor and chair of psychiatry, McGill University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761525721
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/25/2002
  • Series: New Hope Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 318,313
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil R. Bockian, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical psychology and behavioral medicine at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago campus, is coauthor of The Personality Disorders Treatment Planner. Dr. Bockian lives in Chicago.
Valerie Porr, M.A., is the founder of the national nonprofit education and advocacy organization Treatment and Research Advancements Association for Personality Disorder (TARA APD), representing consumers, families, and providers affected by BPD. She lives in New York City.
Nora Elizabeth Villagran, M.A., is a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and a frequent speaker on writing, journalism, and inspirational topics. She lives in San Francisco.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xv
1. What Is Borderline Personality Disorder? 1
2. Diagnosis: Looking for Answers 43
3. Psychotherapy 73
4. Medications for Borderline Personality Disorder 119
5. Mind-Body Therapies for Borderline Personality Disorder 139
6. Alternative Approaches in Treatment 153
7. Nutrition and Exercise 173
8. Self-Help 189
9. Family Perspective of Borderline Personality Disorder 229
10. Future Directions 245
Appendix A Referral Resources 261
Appendix B Self-Help Books, Videos, and Web Sites 269
Appendix C Medication Algorithms 293
Notes 297
Glossary 315
Index 323
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2002

    Best Book Out There for BPD

    I have kept up with all of the BPD books that come out. I just finished this book and I'm not only pleased, I'm stunned! This book discusses EVERYTHING a consumer would want to know and more. Easy to read. Filled with knowledge about what BPD is, treatment, a special outstanding section for families - you name it, it is here. This book I know will further not only consumer's knowlege of the BPD but it is helpful not only for families but I believe clinician's will learn a great deal for treatment. This book is easily the best book out there for the consumer for the BPD. It is also the best book for families out there for BPD. The family section reads totally without stigma, is understanding and will help you to understand that you are not alone and some things you can do to help. Stop Walking on Eggshells is a good book and very helpful but it contains some stigma and reads without the heart that this book has. Eggshells just went down a peg when this book came out, sorry to say as I advocated for that book for a long time. There is no blaming in this book, only help for the families. If you have the BPD or are a family member, this book is priceless. In many cases it is us who have to teach our mental health clinicians how to treat us. I highly recommend getting educated about this disorder and understand that it is treatable. The information is here in this book.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2005

    The best book out there on BPD !!

    I am SO GLAD I found this book !! It's the one book that has given me SO much hope for myself and my family...It is written SO clearly and by people who clearly care about and GET those who suffer from this...people who drag around a boulder that is as heavy and burdensome as it is transparent to the world at large... THANK YOU Dr. Bockian (and Valerie and Nora too!) for all you have done...This is a competently written, user-friendly, compassionate manual FILLED with resources that truly delivers what its title promises...NEW HOPE !! I know I have it !

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2006

    READ THIS ONE FIRST!

    I had a sociology professor (and social worker) recommend I Hate You/Don't Leave Me. I found it difficult to get through and was still in doubt as to whether my mother really had this disorder. After I got through the first couple of chapters of NEW HOPE, I had a much clearer understanding of the disorder and what my mother was going through.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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