Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed (The New Harbinger Guides for the Newly Diagnosed)
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a seriouspersonality disorder marked by extreme, fluctuating emotions,black-and-white thinking, problems with interpersonalrelationships, and in extreme cases, self-harm. If you haverecently been diagnosed with BPD, you likely have manyquestions. What treatment options are available? How doyou tell your friends and loved ones? And what are the commonside-effects of medication?A diagnosis of BPD can definitely change your life, but it canalso be a catalyst for personal transformation and growth. InBorderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed,two renowned experts on BPD present an easy-to-read introduction toBPD for those who have recently been diagnosed. Readers will learnthe most common complications of the illness, the most effectivetreatments available, and practical strategies for staying on thepath to recovery.This book is a part of New Harbinger Publication's Guides forthe Newly Diagnosed series. The series was created to help peoplewho have recently been diagnosed with a mental health condition.Our goal is to offer user-friendly resources that provide answersto common questions readers may have after receiving a diagnosis,as well as evidence-based strategies to help them cope with andmanage their condition, so that they can get back to living a morebalanced life.