The ABC's of BPD
The ABC's of BPD
The ABC’s of BPD is an easy-as-pie, brief introduction to Borderline Personality Disorder that is suitable for anyone looking to understand BPD without expending a lot of time or energy. This important book is co-authored by Randi Kreger, author of Stop Walking on Eggshells, which has sold more than 500,000 copies. Based on the interviews of more than two dozen mental health professionals, people diagnosed with BPD and those who care about people with BPD, Randi Kreger and Erik Gunn outline recommended coping strategies. People have found it valuable for teachers, doctors, attorneys, and others.
The book covers:
- The newest definition of BPD and types of people who have it
- The newest findings on biological causes
- An explanation of treatment, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy Common relationship patterns
- How BPD behavior affects family members
- Distortion campaigns
- Choosing a qualified therapist
- Making decisions about the relationship
- Ten steps family members can take to help themselves and rest of the family
Publication date: 2007
Binding: stapled booklet
Authors: Randi Kreger and Erik Gunn
Randi Kreger is coauthor of the groundbreaking bestseller Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder (over 350,000 copies sold), and author of the Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook: Practical Strategies for Living With Someone Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder. These two books, which have been translated into seven different languages, have brought the concerns of family members with a borderline loved one to the international forefront. Kreger’s website, BPDCentral.com, is one of the largest and longest-established sites about Borderline Personality Disorder on the web. Kreger is cofounder of the Personality Disorder Awareness Network and maintains Welcome to Oz, an online support group for family members of those with BPD. She gives presentations internationally to both laypeople and clinicians.