A Developmental Model of Borderline Personality Disorder: Understanding Variations in Course and Outcome

A Developmental Model of Borderline Personality Disorder: Understanding Variations in Course and Outcome

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By Patricia Hoffman Judd, Ph.D., And Thomas H. McGlashan, M.D.

 This text is based on a study of patients presenting with Borderline Disorder at Chestnut Lodge in Rockville, Maryland from 1950 through 1970. Using notes and follow-up studies, four case studies are presented to chart the cause, course and clinical manifestations of Borderline Disorder, emphasizing the use of a developmental approach to Borderline Disorder and referencing Hoffman’s thirty years of clinical and supervisory experience. Its purpose is to provide an integrated etiologic model of the Disorder to inform treatment, to help clinicians develop and serve their patients with greater compassion and empathy around both the disorder and their patients’ behaviors, and to provide a model for psychosocial services and psychotherapy to be provided in tandem. This enlightening book offers new insights, is easy to read and will inspire clinicians, patients and family members to believe that success is possible in the treatment of this complex disorder.

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