Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in men is often misdiagnosed and typically leads to either no treatment or the wrong treatment. This is the first book to address this under-recognized problem. It contains symptoms and causes, as well as treatment, targeted to men who suffer from BPD.Joseph Nowinski, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice and the author oBorderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in men is often misdiagnosed and typically leads to either no treatment or the wrong treatment. This is the first book to address this under-recognized problem. It contains symptoms and causes, as well as treatment, targeted to men who suffer from BPD.Joseph Nowinski, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice and the author of numerous books. His most recent books include Saying Goodbye: A Guide to Coping with a Loved One's Terminal Illness and Almost Alcoholic: Is My (Or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem?...
|Title||:||Hard to Love: Understanding and Overcoming Male Borderline Personality Disorder|
|Number of Pages||:||192 Pages|
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Hard to Love: Understanding and Overcoming Male Borderline Personality Disorder Reviews
I read this because some of my patients are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. In addition to their respiratory and other problems. I now have a clearer idea of what it is. I also took all the "tests" to determine if I had it, and I'm content to say that I don't, not even close. But I don't doubt that it's common and disruptive to a person's life.
Rarely has a book infuriated me as much as this one did. Ostensibly providing a wealth of knowledge about male borderline personality disorder and its treatment, this book instead perpetuates harmful myths about the disorder that have long been disproven by systematic psychiatric studies. For instance, the book makes the ludicrous assertions that all BPD sufferers experienced horrible abuse and neglect during childhood (in fact, while this is true in some cases, many often come from warm, loving families who are at a loss to explain the development of their child’s disorder) and that all other symptoms of mental illness a BPD sufferer experiences are caused exclusively by their personality disorder and thus do not need to be treated once BPD therapy has been initiated (in reality, many of those suffering from BPD also struggle with depression, anxiety and other comorbid mental illnesses that need to be treated IN ADDITION to the BPD). Furthermore, the book makes no mention of the DSM criteria used to diagnose borderline personality disorder, which one would assume would form a central focus in a book purporting to help people recognize and seek help for the disorder. Finally, the book is written in a patronizing, repetitive style that is incredibly aggravating to read, and the case studies used seem to only portray mild/high-functioning manifestations of the disorder, and thus are not representative of the full spectrum of BPD. Overall, this is a poorly written, deeply flawed book that should be passed over by anyone wanting to learn more about borderline personality disorder in men.
This book gets 5 stars for even bringing up the subject of male BPD. It's easy and simple to follow. It's clear in its explanation of BPD. I've been a psy RN for years so I found it to be very very basic. It is also more focused on helping the male with the issue not family or medical staff. The book Stop Walking On Eggshells is better in this respect. THIS SUBJECT NEEDS TO BE TALKED ABOUT MORE! ESP now that we are finding it is not mostly females but equally as common in men ( just presents differently).
Great book! Bought this book hoping for some answers and got that and more.