Beyond Borderline: True Stories of Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder by John G. Gunderson

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Beyond Borderline: True Stories of Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder Read Online Free - These survivors hit their mark in helping to change the conversation about borderline personality disorder (BPD)."
Jim Payne, former president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness
This provocative book uncovers the truth about a misunderstood and stigmatized disorder, and offers an opportunity for a deeper, more empathetic understanding of BPD from the real experts the individuals living with it.

BPD affects a significant percentage of the population. It is a disorder of relationships, one whose symptoms occur most in interpersonal contexts and thus impact any number of interpersonal connections in life. When people have BPD, they may struggle to manage their emotions on a daily basis, and have to deal with fears of abandonment, anger issues, self-injury, and even suicidality all of which can lead to even more instability in relationships.

In "Beyond Borderline," two internationally acclaimed experts on BPD including Perry Hoffman, cofounder and president of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD) team up to present a rare glimpse into the lives and recovery of people affected by BPD. This powerful compilation of stories reveals the deeply personal, firsthand perspectives of people who suffer with BPD, explores the numerous ways in which this disorder has affected their lives, and outlines the most debilitating and misunderstood symptoms of BPD (the most tragic being suicide)." Beyond Borderline" delves into the many ways the disorder can present as well as the many paths to recovery using evidence-based tools from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness meditation, mentalization-based therapy (MBT), and more.

BPD is a challenging disorder that impacts people s lives and relationships in countless ways. With this book full of intimate accounts that reflect the myriad ways BPD presents and how it affects not just those afflicted, but also their loved ones you ll gain a deeper understanding of the disorder and learn how to move forward on the path toward healing while dealing with BPD.

Title : Beyond Borderline: True Stories of Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder
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ISBN : 1626252343
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 pages


Kellyann rated it ★★★★★

September 17, 2016

This book grasps the reality of living with BPD, while dispelling the myths and stigma associated to the disorder. The stigma with BPD particularly is quite serious and has resulted in severe consequences within treatment, society, availability of resources, and so much more. The introduction sum...

Kelly rated it ★★★★☆

September 11, 2016

I was really interested in reading this book. For many years, I truly believed I might have this disorder. Instead, I was diagnosed with "avoidant personality with cluster C traits" but never understood the differences since they have many of the same "symptoms" stemming from extreme social anxie...

Jessica rated it ★★★☆☆

November 27, 2016

Half and half experience. Some stories were really well written and compelling and I flew through them, some stories definitely could've used a better editor which made it difficult to read through. Overall interesting for what it was and worth the read, especially as there are very little books...

Danielle rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 06, 2017

Seems as though the stories jumped to recovery and didn't detail much of the road that got them to recovery. I was reading the end of a story.

Bohdan rated it ★★★★★

November 04, 2017

A great collection of essays from a number of individuals dealing with borderline personality disorder and going through various stages of recovery. It is an excellent source of support for others, who may feel that they are alone or crazy. It helps see the horizons beyond the suffering and pain...

Michelle rated it ★★★★☆

August 01, 2017

A book for everyone. Even if you or someone you know do not have Borderline Personality their stories, become aware. Contains about 25 different patients willing to share part of their story.

Jill rated it ★★★★★

October 13, 2016

Very interesting. I never knew how BPD can effect people. Thank you informing me what they go through and what they had done to overcome their symptoms. I am so glad these people we able to persevere nd live their lives in a better way.

Amy rated it ★★★★★

August 27, 2016

Most of the stories are reallly hopeful and seem like happy endings are possible for someone with BPD.

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