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Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified

Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified

An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living with BPD
August 2004
Trade Paperback · 272 Pages
$15.95 U.S. · $17.00 CAN · £9.99 U.K. · €12.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781569244562
Da Capo Press

 

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Description

Over six million Americans suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), a chronic, disabling psychiatric condition that causes extreme instability in their emotional lives, behavior, and self-image, and severely impacts their family and friends. In Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified, Dr. Robert Friedel, a leading expert in BPD and a pioneer in its treatment, has turned his vast personal experience into a useful and supportive guide for everyone living with and seeking to understand this condition. Friedel helps readers grasp the etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder, the course it takes, the difficulties in diagnosing it, the types of treatment available, strategies for coping, and much more. Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified is an invaluable resource for everyone diagnosed with BPD, those who think they might have the illness, and friends and family who love and support them.

About the Author

ROBERT FRIEDEL, M.D., is Distinguished Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University and Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the founding editor-in-chief of Current Psychiatry Reports and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder. Friedel lives in Virginia.