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Sometimes I act crazy : living with borderline personality disorder

Author: Jerold J Kreisman; Hal Straus
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A major new guide to a psychological condition that affects millions of Americans. The disorder typically manifests itself through anger, abuse, addictions, and reckless impulsivity--behaviors that can have a devastating impact on family and friends. With dramatic case studies of Kreisman's patients, the book describes and offers advice on today's most promising treatments along with practical coping strategies for  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jerold J Kreisman; Hal Straus
ISBN: 0471222860 9780471222866
OCLC Number: 1151268267
Description: 1 online resource (x, 246 pages)
Contents: Borderline basics --
Fears of abandonment --
Unstable interpersonal relationships --
Identity disturbance --
Destructive impulsivity --
Suicidal behaviors and self-mutilation --
Mood instability --
Emptiness --
Anger --
Reality distortions, paranoia and dissociation --
Treatment strategies and communication techniques --
Prognosis and directions of future research.
Responsibility: Jerold J. Kreisman, Hal Straus.

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A major new guide to a psychological condition that affects millions of Americans. The disorder typically manifests itself through anger, abuse, addictions, and reckless impulsivity--behaviors that can have a devastating impact on family and friends. With dramatic case studies of Kreisman's patients, the book describes and offers advice on today's most promising treatments along with practical coping strategies for the loved ones of BPD sufferers.--From publisher description.

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