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Borderline Personality Disorder: New Reasons for Hope

Francis Mark Mondimore

Borderline personality disorder is a severe and complex psychiatric condition that, until recently, many considered nearly untreatable. But this optimistic guide to BPD provides information that will bring newfound hope to those who have this painful disorder, and to their family and friends.

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.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publish Date: Dec 1st, 2011
  • Pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Edition: UK -
  • Dimensions: 8.99in - 6.36in - 0.82in - 0.93lb
  • EAN: 9781421403144
  • Recommended age: 18-UP
  • Categories: GeneralPsychopathology - Personality DisordersPsychiatry - General

About the Author

Kelly, Patrick: - Patrick Kelly, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist on the faculty of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles and director of pediatric emergency services for psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Mondimore, Francis Mark: - Francis Mark Mondimore, MD (NORTH BEACH, MD), is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the founding director of the Mood Disorders Clinic at the Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is the author or coauthor of five books on mental health issues, including Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for You and Your Loved Ones, Adolescent Depression: A Guide for Parents, and Borderline Personality Disorder: New Reasons for Hope.
Praise for this book
The book is thoughtful, accurate, and user-friendly.
--Joel Paris, MD, Psychiatric Times