Borderline Personality Disorder


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Bateman, Anthony and Fonagy, Peter. (2004) Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder.: Mentalization-Based Treatment. Oxford Univ. Press,  NY, NY.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: (partial contents) Epidemiological and etiological research on borderline personality disorder, Neurotransmitter abnormality, Childhood trauma and maltreatment, Biological pathways of the impact of extreme stress, Empirical evidence for mentalization-based psychoanalytic treatment, Disorganization of attachment, Remembering trauma, Dialectical behaviour therapy, Mentalization and mindfulness, Cognitive behavioural therapy, The common theme in psychotherapeutic approaches to borderline personality disorder, Clarification of key problems as identified by the patient,Guidelines for psychopharmacological treatment, Working with current mental states, Working with memories, General strategic recommendations for dealing with problems of impulse control, Exploring wishes hopes fears and other motivational states, Development of a capacity to form secure relationships, Suicide and self-harm inventory
NOTE: Adapted from the publisher’s statement: “The authors have developed a psychoanalytically oriented treatment to BPD known as mentalization treatment. Randomised controlled trials have shown this method to be effective. The first section gives an overview of BPD, including discussion of nosology, epidemiology, natural history, and psychosocial aetiology andsummarises the present state of our research knowledge about effective psychotherapeutic treatments and use of medication. The second section outlines the authors’ theoretical approach and contrasts it with other well known methods, including DBT, CAT, and CBT. In the final section, the authors outline their clinical approach starting with how treatment is organised. A detailed account of the transferable features of the model is provided along with the main strategies and techniques of treatment. Numerous clinical examples are given to illustrate the core techniques and detailed information provided about how to apply aspects of the mentalization-based treatment approach in everyday practice.”
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Chapman, Alexander L., Gratz, Kim L. and Hoffman Perry D. (2007) The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to about Living with BPD. New Harbinger Publications, Oakland, CA.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: NOTE: From the publisher “Overviews of what we currently know about BPD make up the first section of the book. Later chapters cover several common treatment approaches to BPD: DBT, mentalization-based treatment (MBT), and medication treatments. In the last sections of the book, you’ll learn a range of useful coping skills that can help you manage your emotions, deal with suicidal thoughts, and cope with some of the most distressing symptoms of BPD.”
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Elliott, Charles H. and Smith, Laura L. (2009) Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies. Wiley Pub, Hoboken, NJ.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction, Mapping the Boundaries of Borderline Personality Disorder, Taking Note of the Major BPD Symptoms, Making the Choice to Change, Treatments for BPD, Advice for People Who Care, The Part of Tens, Appendixes
NOTE: Adapted from the publisher’s statement: “A clear, compassionate guide to managing BPD — and living well.Contains strategies for breaking the destructive cycle, details on the causes of BPD, proven treatments, advice on working with therapists, managing symptoms, and enjoying a full life.”
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Fusco, Gina M. and Freeman, Arthur. (2004) Borderline Personality Disorder: A Patient’s Guide to Taking Control.  W. W. Norton, NY, NY.
NOTE: From the publisher: “BPD presents with so many clinical permutations that clinicians are often at a loss when trying to address the unique and varied needs of their clients…. Organized in chapters that correspond to each of the nine criteria for BPD, the Therapist’s Guide is designed to aid the experienced therapist in performing the focused, structured work necessary with patients.”
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Gunderson, John G. and Links, Paul S. (2008) Borderline Personality Disorder: A Clinical Guide. American Psychiatric Pub., Arlington, VA.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: THE BORDERLINE DIAGNOSIS: From Organization to Syndrome to Disorder, Epidemiology, Intolerance of Aloneness, Misuses of the Borderline Diagnosis, Self-Injurious Behavior, Use of the Diagnosis in Adolescents, Summary, Summary, References, FAMILY INTERVENTIONS AND THERAPIES: Therapists and Countertransferences, Overcoming Resistance, Initial Family Meetings, Establishing an Alliance, Psychoeducational Family Therapy, DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS: Overlaps, Subtleties, and Treatment Implications, From Schizophrenia to Depression to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder to Bipolar Disorder, Comorbidity and Differential Diagnosis, Summary, References, OVERVIEW OF TREATMENT:Generic Therapeutic Processes and the Functions They Serve, An Overview, Sociotherapies, Changes Within Four Spheres Affects or Emotions, The Initial Structuring of Treatment, Types and Sequence of Therapeutic Alliance, Countertransference, Summary, CASE MANAGEMENT: The Primary Clinician, Qualifications, Liability Issues, Relationship Management, Managing Safety, The Principle of False Submission, Implementing Changes, Boundaries Violations and Setting Limits, Splits, Splitting, and the Virtues of Split Treatments, Giving, Receiving and Participating in Supervision, References, LEVELS OF CARE: Indications, Structure, Staffing, Selecting or Changing a Level of Care, Hospital Treatment Makes Therapy Possible, Residential Partial Hospital Care Day Treatment Basic Socialization, Intensive Outpatient Care: Behavioral Change, Outpatient Care: Interpersonal Growth, Summary, References, PHARMACOTHERAPY: Clinical Practices, Overall Role of Medications, Getting Started, Symptom Chasing, Transference/Countertransference Issues, Contraindications and Discontinuance, Summary, PHARMACOTHERAPY: Selection of Medications, The Symptom-Targeted Model, Psychodynamic Family Therapy, Marital or Couples Therapy Initial Meetings, Summary, GROUP THERAPY: Engaging Patients and the Primary Clinicians Role,Skills Training Groups, Psychodynamic Group Therapies Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy, Group Structure, Common Problems, Summary, INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPIES: Getting Started, Structuring the Therapeutic Frame External Boundaries, Therapists Qualifications, Engagement, Generic Qualities of Effective Psychotherapies, Summary, COGNITIVEBEHAVIORAL THERAPIES: Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Therapies, Basic Operant Conditioning Applications for All Treatment Settings, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapies,  Summary,  PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPIES: PreEmpirical Developments, Nonrandomized Trials, Transference Focused Psychotherapy, Overview of Change Processes, A Relational Alliance, Positive Dependency, Secure Attachment the Working Alliance and Consolidation of Self, Impasses,Summary, FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS: Diagnostic Implications, Public Awareness and Advocacy, Summary, References, PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL RESOURCES PRINTED MATERIALS VIDEOS FILMS AND WEB SITES: Videos, Web Sites
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Jackson, Marian H. and Westbrook, Linda F., Eds. (2009) Borderline Personality Disorder: New Research. Nova Science, NY, NY.

Mason, Paul and Kreger, Randi. (2010) Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder. New Harbinger, Oakland, CA.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Does Someone You Care about Have BPD? Defining BPD, Understanding BPD Behavior, How BPD Behavior Affects Non-Bps ,Making Changes Within Yourself, Asserting Your Needs with Confidence and Clarity, Create a Safety Plan, Protecting Children from BPD Behavior, Your Borderline Child, Distortion Campaigns, What Now? Making Decisions about Your Relationship, Setting Boundaries and Honing Skills
NOTE: From the publisher: “Stop Walking on Eggshells has already helped nearly half a million people with friends and family members suffering from BPD understand this destructive disorder, set boundaries, and help their loved ones stop relying on dangerous BPD behaviors. This fully revised edition has been updated with the very latest BPD research and includes coping and communication skills you can use to stabilize your relationship with the BPD sufferer in your life.”

Mondimore, Francis Mark and Kelly, Patrick. (2011) Borderline Personality Disorder: New Reasons for Hope. John Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore, MD.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: The Clinical Picture, Personality and More, The Four Faces of Borderline Personality Disorder, What the Person Has: The Disease Perspective. The Dimensions of Borderline Personality Disorder, Behaviors I Addiction and Eating Disorders, Behaviors II Self-Harming Behaviors and Dissociation, The Life Story Childhood Experiences Development Trauma, Treating the Disease, Treating the Behaviors, Understanding the Dimensions and Addressing the Life Story, Treatment Approaches: Putting It All Together; Themes and Variations, How to Cope, How to Help, If You’ve Been Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, For Parents, Partners, Friends, and Coworkers, APPENDIX A Resources and Further Reading, APPENDIX B: Theory and Development of the Borderline Concept: A Primer for Students and Therapists     
NOTE: From the publisher: “Incorporating the latest research and thinking on the disorder, Johns Hopkins psychiatrists Francis Mark Mondimore and Patrick Kelly conceptualize it in an original way. They explain that symptoms are the result of biological and behavioral problems, extremes of temperament, and impaired psychological coping, all of which may have a relationship with traumatic life events. The authors advocate a therapeutic approach incorporating compassion and optimism in the face of what is often a tumultuous disease. With proper treatment, people with borderline personality disorder can enjoy long remissions and improved quality of life.”
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Paris, Joel. (1993) Borderline Personality Disorder: Etiology and Treatment. American Psychiatric Press, Washington, DC.
NOTE: From the publisher: “Borderline Personality Disorder has two goals: 1. to build a comprehensive theory of etiology that takes into account biological, psychological, and social factors; and 2. to suggest treatment guidelines that are consistent with this theory and that are based on the findings of clinical trials.”
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Paris, Joel. (2008) Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide to Evidence-Based Practice. Guilford Press, NY NY.
NOTE: From the publisher: “Rather than advocating a particular approach, Joel Paris examines a range of therapies and identifies the core ingredients of effective intervention. He offers specific guidance for meeting the needs of this challenging population, including ways to improve diagnosis, promote emotion regulation and impulse control, maintain appropriate therapeutic boundaries, and deal with suicidality and other crises. Highly readable, practical, and humane of BPD…”
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