For some five 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? For brief, but substantive answers to these and other questions - plus pros and cons of different clinical strategies - turn to this 'compact' guide.At-a-glance features include: 7 typical characteristics of those with BPD, 6 differential diagnostic concerns; 9 common maladaptive thoughts; 3 main treatment goals of interpersonal therapy; 8 strategies for cognitive 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; 4 stages of dialectical behavior therapy; 8 approaches for group therapy; and, 6 key relapse prevention treatment strategies.
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