Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: An Update for Professionals and Families

Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: An Update for Professionals and Families

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Edited By John G. Gunderson, M.D., and Perry D. Hoffman, Ph.D.
 
This updated resource brings together fifteen experts who discuss a broad span of topics including: a new understanding of Borderline Disorder, suggesting that individuals may be genetically prone to the Disorder and that stressful events may trigger onset,  evidence around therapies including Dialectical Behavior Therapy in reducing self-injury, the impact of drug dependence, and duration of hospital stays for some people with Borderline Disorder. The book also presents pharmacology research demonstrating how the use of specific medications that lessen the cognitive, affective and impulsive symptoms experienced by those impacted by Borderline Disorder can be incorporated as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. This book is a valuable resource for the patients, families and clinicians working together to help those affected by Borderline Disorder, relieving the blame and stigmas and providing great hope for a successful future. 

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