Borderline Personality Disorder : New Reasons for Hope
People with borderline personality disorder have problems coping with almost everything, and therefore anything can provoke them to impulsive actions, angry outbursts, and self-destructive behaviors. Their personal relationships are simultaneously overly dependent and strained, if not openly hostile, and frequently explosive. Incorporating the latest research and thinking on the disorder, Johns Hopkins psychiatrists Francis Mark Mondimore and Patrick Kelly conceptualize it in an original way. They explain that symptoms are the result of biological and behavioral problems, extremes of temperament, and impaired psychological coping, all of which may have a relationship with traumatic life events.
The authors advocate a therapeutic approach incorporating compassion and optimism in the face of what is often a tumultuous disease. With proper treatment, people with borderline personality disorder can enjoy long remissions and improved quality of life.
- Paperback | 312 pages
- 149.86 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 362.87g
- 19 Oct 2011
- JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Baltimore, MD, United States
- UK ed.
- 6 Illustrations, black and white
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