Chapter 1: Organizing and shaping a treatment toward change
Brian A. Palmer, MD, MPH and Brandon T. Unruh, MD
Chapter 2: Stimulating Reflection and Curiosity
Robert P. Drozek, LICSW
Chapter 3: Approach to suicidal behaviors in BPD patients
Igor Weinberg, Ph.D.
Chapter 4: Navigating Intersession Contact
Karen Jacob, Ph.D.
Chapter 5: Managing mistrust, paranoia, and relationship rupture
Sara Rose Masland, Ph.D.
Chapter 6: BPD in the Emergency Department
Victor Hong, MD and Steven Bartek, MD
Chapter 7: Principles of Inpatient BPD Management
Zeina Saliba, M.D.
Chapter 8: Caring for a Patient with BPD on the Inpatient Medical Service
Stephanie H. Cho, MD
Chapter 9: BPD and Substance Use
Carl Fleisher, M.D.
Chapter 10: Medical Problems and Comorbidities
Claire Brickell, M.D.
Chapter 11: Managing Co-Morbidities and Appropriate Use of Psychopharmacology
James A. Jenkins, MD
Chapter 12: Engaging family to be productive participants in a BPD treatment
Maureen Smith, LICSW
Chapter 13: Addressing narcissistic problems in treatment for BPD
Benjamin McCommon, M.D.
Chapter 14: Narcissistic personality disorder with borderline features
Elsa Ronningstam, Ph.D.
Chapter 15: Providing consultation to determine level of care and organize treatment
Joan Wheelis, M.D.
Chapter 16: Early Diagnosis and Intervention in Adolescents
Owen Muir, M.D., and Carlene MacMillan, M.D.
Chapter 17: When less may be more: scaling limited treatment resources using a stepped-care model
Daniel Price, M.D.
This book brings together a series of experts and experienced clinicians to describe and discuss a series of BPD cases in a manner that emphasizes core descriptive and diagnostic features, generalizable principles and techniques, and key take-home messages for clinicians at all levels of experience. The book emphasizes consideration for the disorder from multiple perspectives to help identify effective responses to common clinical challenges and decision points.
To enhance interest, narrative, and readability, each chapter uses a consistent format to present a common clinical challenge along with an effective therapeutic response and discussion of relevant theoretical and empirically validated principles. Each chapter title contains a patient's (fictionalized) name and a subheading identifying the clinical dilemma or approach to be illustrated. The text includes key points and chapter summaries to help pull together the most important takeaways as quick reference.
Borderline Personality Disorder is a vital resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, general internists, social workers, and all medical professions working with patients suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder.
Brian A. Palmer, MD, MPH
Brandon T. Unruh, MD
Harvard Medical School