Living with someone with BPD is not easy either. Those with BPD can be charming and sympathetic, yet their violent mood swings, propensity for veering suddenly and inexplicably from adoration to hatred, and destructive impulsivity can make life with them like running an endless emotional gauntlet.
If you or someone you care for has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, this book will be a source of healing. If you suspect that your child, mate, or other loved one has BPD, it can help you to understand why that person acts the way he or she does and will show you what you can do to help make his or her lifeand your lifehappier and more rewarding.
Written by one of the most respected authorities on borderline personality disorder, Sometimes I Act Crazy is a source of wisdom and practical advice on living with the most common personality disorder. Dr. Jerold Kreisman refutes the misperception that BPD is untreatable, and he charts the enormous progress that has been made over the past decade by researchers in a variety of fields in understanding its causes and therapies. He also offers expert guidance on getting a proper diagnosis and understanding all the best treatment options currently available.
Each chapter of Sometimes I Act Crazy centers on a riveting case story that takes you inside the life of a BPD sufferer at a crucial life moment. Dr. Kreisman explores the complex play of forces at work behind the symptom or behavior under discussion. And he provides simple action steps BPD sufferers or their loved ones can take to help keep things from boiling over into a full-fledged crisis.
Wise, compassionate, and practical, Sometimes I Act Crazy offers new hope to people with borderline personality disorder and those closest to them. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
very helpful - in setting boundaries for those who have people with Borderline Personality DisorderPublished 3 days ago by SC
I was first diagnosed with borderline personality disorder as a teenager. The first book I picked up was I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me by the same authors. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Katy Messier
This book was recommended to me by my psychologist. It is incredibly informative in terms that I can understand and relate to. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Heather
It's hard to explain why I hate this book. I keep looking for one that I can give my relative to help him understand why he is the way he is, why he does what he does, and maybe... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mariane Matera
The validity of this book went out the window for me when bisexuality was considered an example of sexual confusion. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Juicejunkie
Helps to explain the dynamics of variable behaviors associated with a personality disorder. However, sometimes is difficult to distinguish between BPR and a bipolar disorder. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sue