Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living with BPD

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Published USA, 2004
This book began its life as a handout to patients and their families. It gradually expanded in detail and depth over the years - with patient input - to become this popular introductory text. Dr. Robert Friedel, a leading expert on the disorder and a pioneer in its pharmacological treatment, turns his extensive knowledge and personal experience into a useful and supportive guide for everyone living with and seeking to understand this condition. The author explains the nature of borderline personality disorder, the factors involved in its diagnosis, and the most effective ways to cope with it.

CONTENTS
What is BPD and How Is It Diagnosed?
The History of BPD
What are the Causes?
Tracing the Course of the Disorder
BPD and the Brain
Common Co-Occurring Disorders
The Key Elements of Treatment
Medications
The Psychotherapies
BPD in Children
When a Loved One Has BPD

Dr. Robert Friedel is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA.
Paperback. 250 pages

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