Borderline Personality Disorder: A Clinical Guide by John G. Gunderson

By John G. Gunderson

Masking the diversity of medical displays, remedies, and degrees of care, Borderline character sickness: A medical Guide, moment version, offers a entire consultant to the analysis and remedy of borderline character affliction (BPD). the second one version comprises new examine approximately BPD s courting to different issues and up to date descriptions of empirically verified remedies, together with cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic techniques. Compelling new examine additionally exhibits a higher analysis for BPD than formerly recognized.

A pioneer within the box, writer John Gunderson, M.D., director of the Borderline character sickness middle at McLean clinic, attracts from approximately forty years of his personal study and adventure. This history is now complemented by way of the additional scientific and examine event of Paul hyperlinks, M.D. The consultant starts off with a transparent and particular definition of BPD and gives an in-depth description of a number of modalities of remedy, together with pharmacotherapy, kin treatment, and cognitive-behavioral cures. Gunderson outlines healing ways for a number of settings, corresponding to hospitalization, partial hospitalization courses, and outpatient care. Complementing the well-organized remedy consultant are a chain of informative sidebars, recommending particular do s and don ts for disclosing the analysis, discussing medicines, assembly with households, and handling suicidality.

A synthesis of conception and functional examples, Borderline character affliction: A scientific Guide, moment version, offers an intensive and sensible guide for any clinician operating with BPD sufferers

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Source. Reprinted from Gunderson JG, Zanarini MC, Kisiel CL: “Borderline Personality Disorder,” in DSM-IV Sourcebook, Vol 2. Edited by Widiger TA, Frances AJ, Pincus HA, et al. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Association, 1996, p. 725. Used with permission. Copyright 1996 American Psychiatric Association. 18 ❘ BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER: A CLINICAL GUIDE A Clinical Synthesis: Intolerance of Aloneness Aloneness is experienced as a terrifying loss of self (Criterion 3) that the person with BPD may defend against by action (Criterion 2) or by distorting reality (Criterion 9).

2002; Muehlenkamp and Gutierrez 2004). The danger of this sociological perspective is that it could minimize the personal and clinical significance attached to cutting by those who do it repeatedly and when it is usually a private and highly shameful act. For adolescents or young adults who develop BPD, cutting usually begins as a private act of desperation, reflecting either an inability to communicate in words or a call for help. Not all those who self-mutilate have BPD, but many do, and all need to be taken seriously.

New York, Grune & Stratton, 1975 Mahler M, Kaplan L: Developmental aspects in the assessment of narcissistic and so-called borderline personalities, in Borderline Personality Disorders: The Concept, the Syndrome, the Patient. Edited by Hartocollis P. New York, International Universities Press, 1977, pp 71–86 Main M, Hesse E: Parents’ unresolved traumatic experiences are related to infant disorganization status: is frightened and/or frightening parental behavior the linking mechanism? in Attachment in the Preschool Years.

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