A Note to the Reader. Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Borderline Basics. Action Steps: A Quick BPD Checklist. 2. Fears of Abandonment. Action Steps: Dealing with Borderline Fears of Abandonment. 3. Unstable Interpersonal relationships. Action Steps: Dealing with Intense Relationships. 4. Identity Disturbance. Action Steps: Establishing a Sense of Self. 5. Destructive Impulsivity. Action Steps: Managing Impulsivity. 6. Suicidal Behaviors and Self-Mutilation. Action Steps: Dealing with Self-Destructive Behaviors. 7. Mood Instability. 8. Emptiness. Action Steps: Filling the Emptiness. 9. Anger. Action Steps: Strategies for Coping with borderline Rage. 10. reality Distortions: Paranoia and Dissociation. Action Steps: Dealing with Borderline Psychosis. 11. Treatment Strategies and Communication Techniques. Action Steps: Finding the Right Therapist. Action Steps: General Approaches to Communication. 12. Prognosis and Directions of Future Research. Resources. Notes. Index.
JEROLD J. KREISMAN, M.D., is a psychiatrist and leading world expert on Borderline Personality Disorder. His 1989 bestseller, I Hate You, Don't Leave Me, is considered a classic of both the popular and academic literature on BPD. HAL STRAUS has written five books and numerous articles for such magazines as Ladies' Home Journal, Men's Health, and Redbook.