Understanding the Borderline Personality
People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) experience such violent and frightening mood swingsthat they often fear for their sanity. They can be euphoric one moment, despairing and depressed the next.
There are an estimated 10 million sufferers of BPD living in America today -- each displaying remarkably similar symptoms:
A shaky sense of identity
Sudden violent outbursts
Oversensitivity to real or imagined rejection
Brief, turbulent love affairs
Frequent periods of intense depression
Eating disorders, drug abuse, and other self-destructive tendencies
An irrational fear of abandonment and an inability to be alone
For years, BPD was difficult to describe, diagnose, and treat. But now, for the first time, Dr. Jerold J. Kriesman and health writer Hal Straus offer much-needed professional advise, helping victims and their families to understand and cope with this troubling, shockingly widespread affliction.
Authors: Jerold J. Kreisman, M.D., Hal Straus
Publisher: Avon, 1998
Format: Book, paperback, 184 pages