The Big Book on Borderline Personality Disorder

The Big Book on Borderline Personality Disorder

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Contrary to popular belief, BPD is not a life sentence.

This book gives you the information and tools to reclaim your life. With warmth and humor, Shehrina Rooney shows you how you can find contentment, stability, and the freedom to enjoy each day as it comes.

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The Big Book on Borderline Personality Disorder

By Shehrina Rooney

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Description

If you live with borderline personality disorder, you already know how painful it can be. But take heart – recovery is possible! The Big Book on Borderline Personality Disorder offers advice from someone who’s been there.

Author Shehrina Rooney shrugs off the stigma, busts myths, and translates the diagnostic criteria into everyday language. She explains the brain science of emotion dysregulation and shares her favorite strategies and skills for weathering the storm. 

The Big Book on BPD includes special chapters for family and loved ones, men with BPD, and anyone newly diagnosed. The author gives readers strategies for coping with BPD in the workplace and as a parent. In short, this book covers everything you (or your parents or therapist) could possibly want to know about BPD.

Contrary to popular belief, BPD is not a life sentence. This book gives you the information and tools to reclaim your life. With warmth and humor, Shehrina Rooney shows you how you can find contentment, stability, and the freedom to enjoy each day as it comes.
 

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: The Basics
Chapter 1: For the Newly Diagnosed
Chapter 2: The Personality and the Brain
Chapter 3: Borderline Personality Disorder
Chapter 4: Myths

Part II: The Traits—and the Coping Skills
Chapter 5: Fear of Abandonment
Chapter 6: Unstable Relationships
Chapter 7: Unclear or Unstable Self-Image
Chapter 8: Impulsive, Self-Destructive Behaviors
Chapter 9: Self-Harm and Suicidal Behavior
Chapter 10: Extreme Mood Swings
Chapter 11: Chronic Feelings of Emptiness
Chapter 12: Explosive Anger
Chapter 13: Feeling Suspicious or Out of Touch with Reality

Part III: Recovering
Chapter 14: The Recovery Process
Chapter 15: The Upsides of Having BPD
Chapter 16: The Ten Steps of Recovery
Chapter 17: Treatment

Part IV: BPD and...
Chapter 18: BPD and Parenting
Chapter 19: BPD and Work
Chapter 20: BPD and Men
Chapter 21: BPD and Women
Chapter 22: BPD and Sex
Chapter 23: BPD and Teenagers
Chapter 24: BPD and Other Disorders

Part V: From Surviving to Thriving
Chapter 25: The Power of Balance and Routine
Chapter 26: Living Life Successfully with BPD
Chapter 27: Coping in Difficult Times

Part VI: Other Perspectives
Chapter 28: For Families and Loved Ones
Chapter 29: Questions and Answers
Chapter 30: Then and Now

References
Resources
Acknowledgements
Author

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Book Details

Publication date:  October 2018
Pages: 260
Binding: softcover
ISBN (print): 978-1936268610
ISBN (digital): 978-1936268320
Author: Shehrina Rooney
Publisher: Unhooked Books

 

Author

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Shehrina Rooney

founded the YouTube channel Recovery Mum in 2015, which has grown to more than 10,000 subscribers, and co-founded The BPDTribe.com website in 2018. She was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) at age 21, after struggling for more than half her life with fear of abandonment, self-hatred, anger, and eventually addiction. Although dialectical behavior therapy helped, her “dark years” continued into motherhood and through a divorce. Attending 12-step meetings, she realized peer support could work for BPD, too. Today, she dedicates her life to encouraging others who face the same struggles. She is grateful to have the skills to calm her emotions and be a wonderful mum.