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BPD is a potentially devastating mental disorder characterized by unstable moods, negative self-image, and dangerous impulsivity. Many people with BPD excel in academics and careers while revealing erratic, self-destructive, and sometimes violent behavior only to those with whom they are intimate. Others have trouble simply holding down a job or staying in school. It is beBPD is a potentially devastating mental disorder characterized by unstable moods, negative self-image, and dangerous impulsivity. Many people with BPD excel in academics and careers while revealing erratic, self-destructive, and sometimes violent behavior only to those with whom they are intimate. Others have trouble simply holding down a job or staying in school. It is believed that suicide claims about one in ten people with BPD. Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change is a compassionate, informative, and reassuring guide to understanding this profoundly unsettling--and widely misunderstood--mental illness, believed to affect 2-3% of the general population. Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder offers families and loved ones supportive guidance that both validates the difficulties they face and shows how they can be overcome. Rather than viewing people with BPD as manipulative opponents in a bitter struggle, or pitying them as emotional invalids, this book argues that BPD is in fact a true neurobiological disorder. It clearly explains what BPD is, which therapies have proven most effective, and how to overcome the stigma associated with the disorder. The book teaches concerned family members effective coping behaviors and interpersonal skills, such as new ways of talking about emotions, building awareness of nonverbal communication, and validating difficult experiences. These skills are derived from Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mentalization Therapy, two evidence-based treatments that have proven highly successful in reducing family conflict and aggressive incidents in the home, while increasing hope and trust. Providing accessible explanations of cutting-edge neurobiological research, Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder takes a fundamentally different approach to the disorder: an empowering and hopeful guide to increasing understanding of the BPD experience--and to mak...

Title : Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change
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ISBN : 9780195379587
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Number of Pages : 396 Pages
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Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change Reviews

  • Jenny Howell
    2018-11-24 11:18

    I don't think I can give this a rating as it's geared towards the "family" of people with Borderline Personality Disorder. That is a great thing, but everything seemed over simplified. It felt judgmental, even though the forward says the author has a loved one with BPD. There were multiple times while reading it that I just thought, "Are you 'effing kiddin' me?" This book was not informative and was as useless to me. I know that sounds a little harsh, but the author made people with BPD seem like that house kept chimp that eventually went crazy and tore the ladies face off. Ticking time bomb and other various cliches. The information on Dialectal Behavioral Therapy points readers in the right direction. Family members of people with BPD should read the chapters concerning DBT and skip the rest.

  • M
    2018-11-24 10:19

    This book will give you a good understanding of DBT, however, I didn’t agree with the author’s rather generalized thoughts about psychiatrists and psychoanalysts. I also agree with some of the other reviews that this book could’ve been about half as long to be most affective and succinct and to also cut down on the strong pathologizing of BPD.

  • Sam Anderson
    2018-12-06 07:59

    This book was not very helpful and I could not bear to keep reading it. There are occasional nuggets of helpfulness, but it is largely redundant, over simplified, and condescending. The tone of this book is that the family member is the problem that needs addressing; they are who is making life/progress harder for the BPD. While those who seek out this book are looking for tools to help their BPD loved one and help themselves recover from their behavior, they are not looking to be cast down for the errors they have been making thus far in seeking solutions for this uncompromising condition's effect on their family. Also, this book is abundantly redundant. The author makes their point and then keeps going. And going. This book is far longer than necessary. The core points of this book could be melted down into a pamphlet and be much more helpful. Other books I have found on the subject are shorter and more constructive. Despite the occasional nugget of wisdom, I cannot recommend this book.

  • Carole
    2018-12-13 10:05

    Some good information about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Dialectic Behavior Therapy.(DBT)

  • Joyce
    2018-12-06 16:19

    Ms. Porr is the founder of TARA (Treatment and Research Advancement National Association for Personality Disorder)I really enjoyed this book. I found it to be very detailed in its content regarding Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. It also included a chapter on Mentalization-based Therapy. I found it very compassionate towards those with BPD. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting to know more about Borderline Personality Disorder or DBT. I found it very validating towards BPD sufferers. I could hardly put it down.This book reviewed everything that I learned in my DBT program several years ago, and then some. An excellent guide to building a "life worth living" as Dr. Marsha Linehan, creator of DBT, says.

  • muhammedallia
    2018-12-11 15:00

    This book is repetitive but it clearly defined quite a few things that have been plaguing my family and wreaking havoc. There is a lot of good advice within the oft repeated examples, designed partly so you can read selectively and also because repetition is emphasis. I am uncertain if all of the advice will be helpful but it certainly gives a new perspective on huge communication gaps between people that are having extreme emotions and wildly different interpretations of reality. I have recommended this book to suffering family members in hopes that it brings some level of understanding to our previously misunderstood selves.

  • Tara Calaby
    2018-11-23 13:55

    I can imagine that this would be helpful for family members (parents in particular) of people with BPD, not least because it spends a lot of time validating their experiences. There were a few typos, which was unfortunate. I'm not the target audience, but it's a solid offering for people who are. 2.5 stars

  • Angela
    2018-11-29 16:04

    I started this so long ago that I need to start all over again. I remember it being quite through and sometimes technical so I'm reading an "easier" book first and then I'll come back to this one. The subject material is so dense I'll need to read it over time anyway.

  • Jill
    2018-11-27 09:05

    The best book I've read on BPD! Save the patronizing tone of the initial chapter, this book was-and is-of utmost help in dealing with (and helping, even!) people with BPD traits.

  • Amanda
    2018-12-14 14:01

    Profoundly compassionate

  • Fannie
    2018-12-14 11:02

    It gives you information for begining to understand this emotional disorder, has a good number of examples and situations, but lack of tools for family member to help in managing those situation.

  • Julie
    2018-12-07 15:57

    Helpful, informative, HOPEFUL and validating for those with BPD and loved ones as well. A life saver for me.

  • Sam
    2018-12-11 09:00

    Great information but read like a text book.