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

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761525721
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 06/25/2002
Series: New Hope Series
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 235,578
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introductionxv
1.What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?1
2.Diagnosis: Looking for Answers43
3.Psychotherapy73
4.Medications for Borderline Personality Disorder119
5.Mind-Body Therapies for Borderline Personality Disorder139
6.Alternative Approaches in Treatment153
7.Nutrition and Exercise173
8.Self-Help189
9.Family Perspective of Borderline Personality Disorder229
10.Future Directions245
Appendix AReferral Resources261
Appendix BSelf-Help Books, Videos, and Web Sites269
Appendix CMedication Algorithms293
Notes297
Glossary315
Index323

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New Hope for People With Borderline Personality Disorder 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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 !
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.