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Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder
     

Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

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by Jerold J. Kreisman M.D., Hal Straus
 

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A source of hope, expert advice, and guidance for people with borderline personality disorder and those who love them

Do you experience frightening, often violent mood swings that make you fear for your sanity? Are you often depressed? Do you engage in self-destructive behaviors such as drug or alcohol abuse, anorexia, compulsive eating, self-cutting, and hair

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A source of hope, expert advice, and guidance for people with borderline personality disorder and those who love them

Do you experience frightening, often violent mood swings that make you fear for your sanity? Are you often depressed? Do you engage in self-destructive behaviors such as drug or alcohol abuse, anorexia, compulsive eating, self-cutting, and hair pulling? Do you feel empty inside, or as if you don't know who you are? Do you dread being alone and fear abandonment? Do you have trouble finishing projects, keeping a job, or forming lasting relationships?

If you or someone you love answered yes to the majority of these questions, there's a good chance that you or that person suffers from borderline personality disorder, a commonly misunderstood and misdiagnosed psychological problem afflicting tens of millions of people. Princess Diana was one of the most well-known BPD sufferers.

As a source of hope and practical advice for BPD sufferers and those who love them, this new book by Dr. Jerold J. Kreisman and Hal Straus, bestselling authors of I Hate You, Don't Leave Me, offers proven techniques that help you:

• Manage mood swings

• Develop lasting relationships

• Improve your self-esteem

• Keep negative thoughts at bay

• Control destructive impulses

• Understand your treatment options

• Find professional help

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471222866
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/20/2004
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.64(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

JEROLD J. KREISMAN, M.D., is a psychiatrist and leading world expert on borderline personality disorder. His 1989 bestseller, I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me, is considered a classic of both the popular and academic literature on BPD.
HAL STRAUS has written five books and numerous articles for such magazines as Ladies’ Home Journal, Men’s Health, and Redbook.

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Sometimes I Act Crazy 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book on BPD, especially trying to explain to family and friends what is going on in our heads. After reading this book I have recommended it to my parents and my ex.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is clearly the best out there if you're looking to learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder. Very informative and easy to understand. Also check out Kreisman's other book, I HATE YOU DON'T LEAVE ME. If you're looking for a great book on BPD, look no further.
KatyMessier More than 1 year ago
I was first diagnosed with borderline personality disorder as a teenager. The first book I picked up was I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me by the same authors. I appreciated the book because it explained a lot of things that I hadn’t understood about myself before. I now knew why I had a lot of the issues that interfered with my life. But it painted a very dark picture of what I could do to change any of it, instead quoting statistics that were depressing. With this follow up book I felt like that dark cloud was completely lifted. This book helped explain symptoms in a much easier to understand fashion, often giving examples. Theoretical stories are scattered through the book to demonstrate how some of these symptoms might be played out in a real setting. Instead of stopping with understanding the symptoms the book also provides some treatment options. I have a well worn copy of this book on my desk and have repurchased it at least three times. The only way I can describe it for me is that it was life changing.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read several books on BPD and this one, which just came out, is far and away the best. Not only does it offer sound practical advice and information, but also the personal stories of BPD sufferers were very moving. There are sections in each chapter called Action Steps that gave me a 'road map' for coping and seeking help. For the first time in many years I feel that I understand the underlying causes of my illness and that there's hope for a normal life. I would also recommend it to those who think they might have BPD or are close to someone who does.