Borderline personality disorder. “What in the hell was that?” raged Rachel Reiland after discovering the term on her discharge papers from the hospital psychiatric ward. As the twenty-nine-year-old accountant, wife, and mother of young children would soon learn, borderline personality disorder (BPD) was the diagnosis that finally explained her explosive anger, manipulative behaviors, and self-destructive bent, including devastating episodes of substance abuse, anorexia, and sexual promiscuity.
With astonishing honesty, Reiland reveals what mental illness feels like and looks like from the inside. Her story is horrifying, but in the end, hopeful—offering living proof that healing from this tenacious psychiatric disorder is possible through intensive therapy and the support of loved ones.
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Rachel Reiland is a wife, mother of three, accountant, and writer living in the Midwest. Through a combination of psychotherapy and spirituality, she has managed to overcome anorexia and borderline personality disorder, a shadowy and often misunderstood form of mental illness.Review:
Touted as the only book of its kind, this is a firsthand account of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). An accountant and mother of three, Reiland (a pseudonym) tells the poignant story of her life, which included all-too-familiar episodes of anorexia, promiscuity, impulsiveness, suicide attempts, institutionalization in a mental hospital, and often unrelenting, anger-intensive, violent, and unpredictable behavior. This is not intended as a text for treatment but a story of how one person lived with and overcame an affliction that many professionals view as untreatable. What results is a gripping, fast-paced narrative that's often hard to put down and will no doubt inspire sufferers and caretakers to march on. It is a story based on stark reality and hope, much like Steve Hamilton's I Want My Life Back. Recommended for all public and academic libraries as a complement to treatment guides like Jerold J. Kreisman and Hal Straus's I Hate You, Don't Leave Me. Melody Ballard, Washoe Cty. Lib. Syst., Reno Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information. (Library Journal)
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Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2013. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1469280884
Book Description Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, 2013. Audio CD. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.50x6.75x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1469280884