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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.
©2012 Jerold J. Kreisman (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“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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By Amazon Customer on 01-03-15

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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7 of 7 people found this review helpful


By dbotello on 11-02-15

I re-read it three times. I love it!

This is full of valuable information, whether the listener is one who has been diagnosed, the friend, family member, or professional.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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