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New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementar y Solutions [Kindle Edition]

Neil R. Bockian Phd , Nora Elizabeth Villagran
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Discover Exciting New Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder
Now you can overcome the symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and develop a more positive outlook on life, starting today. Inside is a compassionate and complete look at the most up-to-date information on managing the symptoms of BPD as well as coping strategies for you, your friends, and your loved ones. This thoughtful book will teach you how to manage your moods, develop lasting and meaningful relationships, and create a fulfilling, happier state of mind. Your new world of hope starts now as you uncover:
·Effective methods for building self-esteem and minimizing negative thoughts
·Early intervention for children with BPD symptoms
·Information on how psychotherapy can help modify and enhance coping abilities
·Cutting-edge alternative and complementary therapies
·And much more!


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Editorial Reviews

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"New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder addresses questions that are commonly raised about this often crippling disorder and thereby provides a valuable public health service."
John G. Gunderson M.D., professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

"With up-to-date information about the nature of borderline pathology and its treatment, this book is written in a humane and sympathetic style. Those with BPD, as well as members of their families, will benefit greatly from reading it."
Joel Paris, Ph.D., professor and chair of psychiatry, McGill University

From the Inside Flap

Discover Exciting New Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder
Now you can overcome the symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and develop a more positive outlook on life, starting today. Inside is a compassionate and complete look at the most up-to-date information on managing the symptoms of BPD as well as coping strategies for you, your friends, and your loved ones. This thoughtful book will teach you how to manage your moods, develop lasting and meaningful relationships, and create a fulfilling, happier state of mind. Your new world of hope starts now as you uncover:
·Effective methods for building self-esteem and minimizing negative thoughts
·Early intervention for children with BPD symptoms
·Information on how psychotherapy can help modify and enhance coping abilities
·Cutting-edge alternative and complementary therapies
·And much more!

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  • File Size: 1985 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; 1 edition (November 23, 2011)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0061C1NAC
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82 of 85 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I own the site BPD Today and have kept up with all of the BPD books that have come out. I just finished this book and I'm not only pleased, I'm stunned!
This book discusses EVERYTHING a consumer would want to know and more. Easy to read. Filled with knowledge about what BPD is, treatment, a special outstanding section for families - you name it, it is here. This book I know will further not only consumer's knowlege of the BPD but it is helpful for families as well. I believe clinicians will learn a great deal in regards to treatment.
This book is easily the best book out there for the BPD consumer. It is also the best book for BPD families and those that love the people who suffer this very painful disorder. The family section reads totally without stigma, is understanding of the consumer and contains information on things you can do to help. There is no blaming of the Borderline consumer in "New Hope..."
If you have the BPD or are a family member, this book is priceless. In many cases it is us who have to educate our mental health clinicians in order to be treated correctly. BPD is highly misunderstood in this society. This disorder is treatable and the information is here in this book.
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110 of 127 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good in parts November 16, 2003
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is an excellent overview of a difficult subject, and, as a professional in the field I enjoyed it and learned from it. As a self-help book for patients I thought it was too technical in parts. Some studies of treatment are described at length complete with their statistics. The authors are somewhat inconsistent in their demands for rigorous proof of treatment efficacy. Alternative therapies, homeopathy, and things like the Feingold diet are described in a credulous way. They are also uncritical about projective tests.
They quote DSMIV as if it was brought down from Mt Sinai by Moses. Much of what it says about personality disorders is dubious. In fact. to be honest, some of these conditions are closer to misbehavior than to illness, but I suppose that's too philosophical an issue for a book like this to deal with.
They should have mentioned hotlines in their discussion of suicide.
The descriptions of etiology obscure the fact that most findings are fuzzy and inconclusive. They say the parents are not to blame then state that "studies have shown that approximately two-thirds to three-quarters of people with BPD have a history of being abused sexually."
I thought Chapter 3 (Psychotherapy) was the best, with lucid explanations of the different approaches and a good summary of Linehan's work. There are very useful appendixes with referral sources and WEB sites.
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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Important Information December 30, 2005
By June
Format:Paperback
As I was searching for a book on BPD, I found it astonishingly difficult to understand the books nature without actually buying it and reading it, which makes the whole "searching and inquiring previously to purchase" almost impossible.

So I decided to give a quick explanation on this book, in addition to a review, so that other people might find the information useful...

"New Hope for people with BPD" is not a self help book; it is a self-help suggestion book. Meaning, the book begins, as does every other BPD book, with describing the disorder, explaining the DSM criteria and giving useful information about the condition. After that, the author proceeds to vastly describing treatment methods found in the USA today.

Throughout the book he covers many different kinds of therapeutic approaches quite objectively, leaving the reader with a ton of useful info and a bigger chance to make an educated decision on the therapeutic approach that is right for him/her. If up until now you had to go to a therapist and raise the question of "how are you planning to treat me?" without knowing anything about other ways, now you can read this book and decide beforehand on the way you see fittest for yourself.

The author includes various alternative approaches, such as alternative medicine, self help and nutritional options, but he does not give direct instruction on how to actually treat the disease, only information about options out there.

It is true that the author does concentrate mainly on the extreme symptoms of BPD, rather than the root of the problem, but then again, he is not presuming to solve the problem, but to help us find a way to solve it ourselves with the help of therapy.
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61 of 70 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Informative but Disappointing January 26, 2004
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is loaded with an abundance of information and list of resources. If you are reading it for that purpose, you?ve found a gold mind.
I bought this book hoping to find new concrete help for family members of those with bpd. I was disappointed.
The chapter for the family started great, but stopped too soon. Also, the book appeared to contradict itself when it denounced boundary setting by family members when it had suggested some great books on boundaries in the self-help chapter.
I found the book, Imperfect Harmony by Coleman, to repeat the good points of the New Hope. However, that book went beyond this one with depth, compassion, challenging questions for reflection, and concrete steps. He points out the benefits of his advice for both the spouse suffering from a mental illness such as BPD as well as their spouse and their children.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to learn more about BPD or have a loved one who was just...
I have read a number of books on BPD, thus far this book is the best one I have found. I would recommend it over the other ones that I have read.
Published 1 month ago by Kelly L Keeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase!
This book is very insightful into the heart, soul, and mind of someone suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mike T.
3.0 out of 5 stars It's good if yoiu are a clinition!
Save for the professionals. It's written for them! Other wise it's ok? I hope this helps someone. There are better self help books out there for BPD!
Published 16 months ago by Brad Merle
5.0 out of 5 stars A friend with BPD
As a partner of a person with BPD I found this extremely helpful for me and her. Do recommend it !
Published 18 months ago by Ted
4.0 out of 5 stars helpful information
This was one of several books I read after finding out about BPD. It helped our understanding of our daughter's behavior and emotional state. Read more
Published 21 months ago by higher ed
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Learning
Someone very close to my heart has BPD. This book really helped me to understand. It is filled with knowledge from many experts. Knowledge is power. :). Loved it!
Published 22 months ago by Teresa Portwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable Information
What caught my attention was the title, " Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutions". Read more
Published 23 months ago by TL
5.0 out of 5 stars There is hope
Being someone who has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, I had the problems of dealing with my setback as well as those around me be they friend, family, or even... Read more
Published on September 18, 2011 by William Delaney
2.0 out of 5 stars Goes South in Chapter 8
I bought the book partially because of the forward by Dr. Millon, whose work I greatly respect (give him his cut). Read more
Published on March 18, 2011 by Mellaril
5.0 out of 5 stars Book to aid ones Healing
I dis-like how long $hipping takes from this site ;(

I am looking forward to reading my newest books, in time ;)
Published on February 15, 2011 by Beth Colvin
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