I Hate You, Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality
People with Borderline Personality Disorder experience such violent and frightening mood swings that they often fear for their sanity. They can be euphoric one moment, despairing and depressed the next. They show symptoms such as: a shaky sense of identity; sudden violent outbursts;... show more
People with Borderline Personality Disorder experience such violent and frightening mood swings that they often fear for their sanity. They can be euphoric one moment, despairing and depressed the next. They show symptoms such as: a shaky sense of identity; sudden violent outbursts; oversensitivity to real or imagined rejection; brief, turbulent love affairs; frequent periods of intense depression; eating disorders, drug abuse, and other self-destructive tendencies; an irrational fear of abandonment and an inability to be alone. For years BPD was difficult to describe, diagnose, and treat. But now, for the first time, Dr. Jerold J. Kreisman and health writer Hal Straus offer much-needed professional advice, helping victims and their families to understand and cope with this troubling, shockingly widespread affliction.
Publish date: February 1st 1991
Publisher: Avon Books
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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This is a review of the revised edition. It is my understanding that this edition is substantially updated.This book is an overview of Borderline Personality Disorder. The biggest problem that I have with the book is that the book does not really know who it is written for. There are three distin...
I'm just skimming 'I Hate You..." and "Sometimes I Act Crazy..." both because they have some nomenclature and familiar language and territory that's good for me right now. I need to be in this zone anyway for a while. It's like knowing there are 'others out there' by reading these books. I'll tell y...
Rating: 2.5 of 5 A quick read, I'm not sure I Hate You, Don't Leave Me would prove all that enlightening, or even helpful, for anyone seeking a deep examination of borderline personalities. It's rather broad except for the case studies, which weren't varied enough, in my opinion. Chapter 4 - The...
I recently found out an acquaintance had been diagnosed as being bi-polar. I got this book at the library, and lo and behold found out that having a "borderline personality" is a similar but not same diagnosis as "bi-polar". They are similar conditions, but evidently bi-polar or manic-depressives ...