Bdp books (books in english)

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Understanding the Borderline Mother: Helping Her Children Transcend the Intense, Unpredictable, and Volatile Relationship by Christine Ann Lawson Ph. D.
"Dr. Christine Ann Lawson vividly describes how mothers who suffer from borderline personality disorder produce children who may flounder in life even as adults, futilely struggling to reach the safety of a parental harbor, unable to recognize that their borderline parent lacks a pier, or even a discernible shore.

Four character profiles describe different symptom clusters that include the waif mother, the hermit mother, the queen mother, and the witch. Children of borderlines are at risk for developing this complex and devastating personality disorder themselves. Dr. Lawson's recommendations for prevention include empathic understanding of the borderline mother and early intervention with her children to ground them in reality and counteract the often dangerous effects of living with a "make-believe" mother.

The author identifies four separate composites or profiles for the different kinds of borderline mothers; thereby being especially useful in exploding the myth that all borderlines act and sound alike. Many persons suffering from this ailment go undiagnosed because they do not threaten suicide, or engage in otherwise self-destructive behavior."

From the Back Cover "Childhood lived with a borderline mother results in
an unspeakable tragedy, few of the child's developmental needs are met because the mother cannot be a parent. Consequently, the child is
programmed for a lifelong struggle against failure. For over twenty years, people have shared their own agonizing stories with me, looking to my journey for a sense of hope. The compassionate understanding and professional assistance in this book are a road map out of failure."
-Christina Crawford, M.A.
(not available in France)

Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder  (This the only book written of its kind that I am aware of, and it is not only very well written, but I believe will help many families that are being hurt by borderline behavior. This book will assist families in understanding their loved one's behavior and thinking. It will help them understand what is going on inside the borderline when sometimes all the family can see is chaos. I believe this book will empower many families. It is important to remember that borderlines are not bad people and they (we) do not set out to hurt the very ones we love, but rather their cognitive distortions and chaotic behavior of course hurt those around them severely. This book should help you find your way).
by  Larry J. Siever (Préface), Paul T. Mason, Randi Kreger
258 pages (july 1998) 
New Harbinger Publications;

Dysinhibition Syndrome How to Handle Anger and Rage in Your Child or Spouse,Rose WoodDysinhibition Syndrome:  How to Handle Anger and Rage in Your Child or Spouse(UK)(DE)by Rose Wood (I strongly recommend this book for any family member who is suffering from anger and rage from their loved one. It discusses in great detail how to manage this behavior in yourself and in treatment for the other person. There are not many books written for people that suffer this kind of "intermittent explosive disorder" and this book will help guide you). "Many people have problems with rage and anger control. These are usually blamed on purely psychological causes. This book shows that these problems are mostly biological and common to many disorders. Wood presents many techniques for controlling and living with them."
(not available in France)

I Hate You-Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality
by Jerold J. Kriesman, Jerold J. Kreisman, Hal Straus
207 pages Reprint edition (february 1991)
Avon books

Lost in the Mirror: An Inside Look at Borderline Personality Disorder
By Chris Costner (Préface), Richard A. Moskovitz
224 pages 2nd edition (march 2001) 
Taylor Publishing Company (TX)

Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder
By Marsha M. Linehan Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics (BRTC) 
University of Washington Seattle, Washington 98195-1525
180 pages Manual edition (december 1993) 
Guilford Publications

Charles R. Swenson, M.D., New York Hospital, Westchester Division
Linehan is a brilliant, compassionate, and rigorous therapist for borderline patients. What's more, and what is most unusual for master therapists, she has proven its efficacy in published randomized, controlled trials. What is fortuitous for borderline patients and their therapists is that she has painstakingly crafted a wise book and user-friendly manual well grounded in principle, detailed in its strategies, and exportable to a wide range of treatment settings 

Mark Ciocca, Ph.D., Central New Hampshire Community Mental Health Center
Dr. Linehan's approach is sensible, pragmatic, and effective. Most importantly, it offers the therapist a humane and sensitive perspective on persons with Borderline Personality Disorder. In short, it treats both the therapist and the client in a fashion that produces results

The Scientist Practitioner
Linehan's treatment program is an extremely valuable resource for novice therapists, as well as more experienced clinicians interested in integrating useful and creative strategies in their therapeutic work 

Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
By Marsha M. Linehan Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics (BRTC) 
University of Washington Seattle, Washington 98195-1525
558 pages (january 1993) 
Guilford Publications
British Journal of Guidance and Counseling
These two companion volumes are an impressive summary of Marsha Linehan's work which is increasingly well-known on both sides of the Atlantic....The book is also an encyclopedia of all problems ever encountered with borderline patients, offering usually well thought-out therapeutic strategies....I would warmly recommend these books to anyone who is involved in treating borderline patients or is interested in innovative cognitive-behavioral approaches... 

Allen Frances, M.D.
Every once in a very long while in our field, a clinical innovation is introduced that profoundly improves patient care. Marsha Linehan's development of a cognitive-behavioral approach to borderline personality disorder is such a rare innovation....Her techniques are clear, teachable, and learnable, and make good common sense to the therapist and the patient. Dr. Linehan's methods have greatly improved my treatment of borderline individuals and my teaching of others in how best to understand... 

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All the informations on this site are with an aim of helping to understand a "particular" disease at the very least and puzzle
But more especially to support peoples who suffer, sick or not.  In all cases, it is ESSENTIAL to have recourse to a therapist specialized in the disease to confirm or to cancel a diagnosis
Though it is the name doesn't much matter, which is important, it is to apply "the right" treatment to each patient

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