Alexander L. Chapman: Borderline Personality Disorder

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Ready I didn t get much out of this book In the eyes of the world Borderline Personality Disorder simply euals cray ZEE Of course just ike the autism spectrum it has many evels going from the mild to the severe That said this book offers very useful advice for the newly diagnosed It s the soothing voice and helping hand that the overemotional train wreck that BPD sufferers cry out for Step by step this book offers the gateway to a evel and sane existence Sit with your diagnosis don t do anything immediately Research on the internet and seek out good and reliable information from government gov or websites or those with org suffixes Dotcoms com are going to want to sell you something so avoid those Eventually find supportA chapter giving a definition of this personality disorder is followed by another discussing myth and stigmas surrounding the disorder Movies Private Arrangements (Forged of Steele, like Fatal Attraction certainly played a part in the serious stigma connected with BPD Glenn Close yielding that knife in the air is not your typical afflicted Most do their suffering in isolation and if anything they take their turbulence out on themselves rather other people Some case studies are included too and I always find them very interesting How does BPD manifest itself in other people Not everybody has been thrown into a rubber room or been heavily medicated Two full chapters discuss the various treatments available and also how to find the treatment that s a good fit for you or your family member Borderline Personality inevitably takes its toll on friends and family so there s a chapter dedicated to that It s one roller coaster ride for sure and the next traumadramameltdown is alwaysooming up ahead The final two chapters deal with coping and developing a healthy ifestyle Dialectical Behavior Therapy and mindfulness are often suggested as effective ways to cope with the surge of overwhelming emotions Certainly a useful straightforward and very concisely written guide for patients and their parents. He illness and the most effective treatments available and provides readers with practical strategies for staying on the path to recover.

R of NetGalley made it so all books are in ePub form for non Kindle usersI give it three of five stars For me three stars signifies a rating of Good I find this book to be acking current information on the BPD disorder Incredibly helpful after just recently being diagnosed with BPD Definitely helps give you a good idea of what it is and what your next steps can be This is not just A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed this is THE Guide for the Newly Diagnosed There is enough information that you Sanctuary learn something new on every page but not so much information that you feel overwhelmed Each chapter features a helpful summary The authors are compassionate and honest This is the most hopeful I have felt since my diagnosis this basically comes down to the fact that i m not the target audience i don t have bpd but someone i know does so this was me trying to get to understand that diagnosis better probably helpful for a person newly diagnosed but i can t help that it felt really repetitive with only 135 pages i also found myself skipping sections cause it didn t really pertain to me Concise practical and helpful introduction to gaining a basic understanding of BPD andearning to relieve the symptoms I received this book through Goodreads First ReadsThis book is a simple Forever Faithful (Forever Faithful, layout of what BPD is and how to deal with it It s written on a very easyevel which I think is brillian If you want a uick understanding of BPD without being overwhelmed with the internet and it s oh so official doctor s then this book is for youThe tone is compassionate and kind There are plenty of sources so you know it s not opinion but scientifically studied answers The book covers everything from symptoms myths treatment and the effect on your Friendfluence loved onesThe most helpful part is the discussion on emotions and how to effectively regulate themInformative but not overwhelming Liked the brevity Good review of Linehan s therapy Good for starters Overall it s probably good but having read aot about BPD al. S easy to read book offers an introduction to BPD for those who have recently been diagnosed outlines the most common complications of

Overall the book isn t bad However because I m already a nurse and have worked with psych patients I already knew most of the information in the book It was a good refresher but it was obviously written for someone who is newly diagnosed with BPD But even for someone who is newly diagnosed I still thought it was too basicThe style of the book overall was good It describes what BPD is it describes various treatments that include talk therapy and medication therapy I did ike that it was recommended that talk therapy be included if one is also in medication therapy In my opinion it s crucial for every patient with a mental health disorder receiving mediation therapy to seek talk therapySome of the things I would have iked to be included in the book was description of the different medications Almost to the degree that they different types of talk therapy were described Not to the degree of a drug guide perhaps but just a bit detail of each one instead I would have Stranger like description of the symptoms information about onset of symptoms and when would be a good time for someone to seek help I would haveike case study examples where the patients are NOT self harming or suicidal as well As it is one symptom of nine and one needs to have five of the nine there must be many case studies available where patients don t have this symptom at allI received a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for a honest review One other thing I will include in the notes to the publisher and author which I think people should know in advance is that this book comes in PDF form and not an ePub form I personally read everything on my iPhone where PDF books are difficult to read even after increasing the font One still has to increase the size of the page with every page turn which slows down the reading process I was able to convert the PDF to an ePub file However the file converted to a badly formatted ePub book It might be good if NetGalley actually increased the options for the readers Two experts on borderline personality disorder BPD present the fifth book in the New Harbinger Guides for the Newly Diagnosed Series Thi.

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