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By Charles H. Elliott, Laura L. Smith

Your transparent, compassionate advisor to handling BPD — and dwelling well

Looking for easy info on Borderline character sickness? This easy-to-understand consultant is helping those that have BPD enhance options for breaking the damaging cycle. This e-book additionally aids household in accepting the illness and delivering aid. inside of you'll locate authoritative information at the motives of BPD and confirmed remedies, in addition to suggestion on operating with therapists, dealing with indicators, and having fun with an entire lifestyles.
* evaluation the fundamentals of BPD — detect the indications of BPD and the comparable emotional difficulties, in addition to the cultural, organic, and mental factors of the disease
* comprehend what is going flawed — discover impulsivity, emotional dysregulation, id difficulties, dating conflicts, black-and-white pondering, and problems in notion; and determine the components the place you'll need assistance
* Make the alternative to alter — locate the best care supplier, triumph over universal stumbling blocks to alter, set lifelike objectives, and increase your actual and emotional state
* evaluation remedies for BPD — know about the present remedies that truly paintings and increase a plan for addressing the middle signs of BPD
* If somebody you're keen on has BPD — see tips on how to determine triggers, deal with emotional upheavals, set transparent obstacles, and inspire the one you love to hunt therapy

Open the ebook and locate:
* the main features of BPD
* Who will get BPD — and why
* fresh therapy advances
* Illuminating case studies
* thoughts for calming feelings and staying up to speed
* A dialogue of drugs options
* how you can remain fit in the course of treatment
* information for explaining BPD to others
* aid for folks whose baby indicates symptoms
* therapies that paintings and people you want to avoid

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For more information on causes of BPD, refer to Chapter 4. indd 13 6/24/09 8:52:45 PM 14 Part I: Mapping the Boundaries of Borderline Personality Disorder Counting the Costs of BPD BPD inflicts an amazing toll on sufferers, families, and society. For a long time, experts assumed that about 2 to 3 percent of the general population had BPD. However, recent findings suggest that this estimate may have greatly underestimated the extent of the problem. An extensive survey that appeared in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry in 2008 concluded that close to 6 percent of the population may warrant receiving this diagnosis at some point in their lives.

In the next section, we show you examples of people with BPD who have some prominent BPD symptoms (enough to warrant a diagnosis of BPD), but who show no signs of other key symptoms. Diagnosing BPD: Like Ordering from a Chinese Menu Because a diagnosis of BPD requires only five of nine major symptoms, you can come up with dozens of combinations using different sets of five symptoms. For example, one person can have symptoms 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, while another has symptoms 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Even with different symptoms, both people can receive an accurate diagnosis of BPD.

Indd 20 6/24/09 8:53:25 PM Chapter 2: Defining Personality to Understand BPD 21 ✓ Flexibility ✓ Emotional regulation ✓ Ability to delay gratification ✓ Dependability ✓ Interpersonal effectiveness ✓ Emotional resiliency ✓ Self-acceptance ✓ Accurate perception of reality ✓ Moderation These core dimensions that distinguish healthy from unhealthy personalities interact with one another. Thus, people who are quick to anger (in other words, people who lack the ability to regulate emotions) usually also struggle to keep friends (in other words, they have low interpersonal effectiveness).

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