Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder A Guide to Evidence-Based Practice

Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2020-01-21
Publisher(s): The Guilford Press
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Acclaimed for its wisdom and no-nonsense style, this authoritative guide has now been revised and expanded with 50% new content reflecting a decade of advances in the field. Distinguished psychiatrist Joel Paris distills current knowledge about borderline personality disorder (BPD) and reviews what works in diagnosis and treatment. Rather than advocating a particular therapy, Paris guides therapists to flexibly interweave a range of evidence-based strategies, within a stepped-care framework. The book presents "dos and don'ts" for engaging patients with BPD, building emotion regulation and impulse control skills, working with family members, and managing suicidality and other crises. It is illustrated throughout with rich clinical vignettes.
New to This Edition
*Up-to-date findings on treatment effectiveness and outcomes.
*Chapter on dimensional models of BPD, plus detailed discussion of DSM-5 diagnosis.
*Chapter on stepped care, including new findings on the benefits of brief treatment.
*Chapter on family psychoeducation and other ways to combat stigma.
*New and expanded discussions of cutting-edge topics--BPD in adolescents, childhood risk factors, and neurobiology.

Author Biography

Joel Paris, MD, is Research Associate at the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Canada, and Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University. He became Full Professor at McGill in 1994 and served as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry from 1997 to 2007. Dr. Paris is past president of the Association for Research on Personality Disorders, co-founder of the North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, and past Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. His research focuses on the causes, treatment, and long-term outcome of borderline personality disorder. Dr. Paris is the author of more than 280 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books. 

Table of Contents

I. Definitions
1. Making the Diagnosis
2. Dimensional Models
3. Boundaries with Other Mental Disorders
II. Causes
4. BPD across the Life Cycle
5. Risk Factors
6. A General Model
III. Treatment
7. Outcome
8. Pharmacotherapy
9. Psychotherapy
10. Brief Treatment and Stepped Care
11. Guidelines for Management
12. Stigma and Families
13. Therapeutic Interventions
14. Problems in Therapy
15. Suicidality and Hospitalization
16. Research Directions

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