I Hate You - Don't Leave Me

  • by Jerold J. Kreisman, Hal Straus
  • Narrated by Mel Foster
  • 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) experience such violent and frightening mood swings that they often fear for their sanity. They can be euphoric one moment, then despairing and depressed the next. There are an estimated 18 million sufferers of BPD living in America today - each displaying remarkably similar symptoms:


A shaky sense of identity
Sudden outbursts of anger
Oversensitivity to real or imagined rejection
Brief, turbulent love affairs
Intense feelings of emptiness
Eating disorders, drug abuse, and other self-destructive tendencies
An irrational fear of abandonment and an inability to be alone
For years BPD was difficult to describe, diagnose, and treat. But with this classic guide, Dr. Jerold J. Kreisman and health writer Hal Straus offer much-needed professional advice, helping victims and their families understand and cope with this troubling, shockingly widespread affliction.
This completely revised and updated edition includes information on the most up-to-date research that has opened doors to the neurobiological, genetic, and developmental roots of the disorder - as well as the connections between BPD and substance abuse, sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, and eating disorders - making it a vital reference for understanding and living with BPD.

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What the Critics Say

“This book belongs on the bookshelf of patients, their friends and family, and for all those who help in their healing.” (Randi Kreger, author of Stop Walking on Eggshells and The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder)

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the devil you know is to know yourself.

I enjoyed the audio version the most, it helped me to learn more about personality traits in people. I would suggest that this book for those that are like myself are on the road to self discovery.
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- Amazon Customer

great book

If you could sum up I Hate You - Don't Leave Me in three words, what would they be?

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This is a great book for anyone who has a loved one who struggles with BPD. This book seems to target an analytical mind but is also very helpful to a layman person. The book is so packed full of useful tools to use I had to read it twice. In fact I found some of it so helpful I wrote it down so I could memorize and reflect back at my leisure. Just a great overall book.

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- randy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-11-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio