Borderline Personality Disorder: The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies

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For some 5 to 16 million Americans, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a pervasive pattern of instability that begins early in life. What are the three subgroups of BPD? How do you differentiate BPD from other disorders? What is the likelihood of recovery? Is group or individual therapy more effective? What environmental, genetic, and biological influences may cause BPD? How do medications impact BPD symptoms? This book will help answer these and many other questions.

At-a-glance features include 7 typical characteristics of those with BPD, Differential diagnostic concerns, Treatment strategies for interpersonal, cognitive, dialectical behavior, and group therapy, 13 predisposing factors for suicide, 4 psychometric assessment tools, New self-report and interview instruments, Treatment dialog examples for various theoretical approaches, Comparison table of 6 classes of medications used to treat BPD and 6 key relapse prevention treatment strategies.

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This book contains professional treatment information in a jargon-free, user-friendly format with technical words defined on the same page they are used. This book is ideal for clinicians as well as patients and concerned loved ones wanting to understand the disorder and the best treatment options.

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Melanie Dean, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 10 years experience treating people with borderline personality disorder in clinical and community settings. Dr. Dean is former Director of the Solutions Focused Therapy Clinic at the University of Missouri Kansas City Counseling Center and founder of Compact Clinicals publishing company. In this jargon-free, easy-to-reference book, she highlights the difficult struggles of those with BPD and summarizes current treatment strategies.

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