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Borderline Personality Disorders: Clinical & Empirical Perspectives (Hardback)
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Borderline Personality Disorders: Clinical & Empirical Perspectives (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 24/03/1992
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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9780898622621
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 30 mm

"If your goal is to understand the thinking that has occurred in getting borderline personality disorder defined, this book will be well worth your time....Its [an] encyclopedic review of completed research presented in a format that is readable.... Editing did an excellent job with both the diverse writing styles and research-laden material to make a volume that is comprehensible and interesting. Tables are used appropriately and enhance the comparison of significant number of studies. The bibliographies ending each chapter are extensive and provide clear references for anyone wishing to explore any one topic more extensively. In short, the book is a graduate student's dream...
...Should be required reading for any beginner planning to do research on borderline personality disorder. It does an excellent job of summarizing the theories of etiology, addresses "Where were these patients 20 years ago?" and provides the most comprehensive bibliography I have seen to date. It would be an asset in the selection of research instruments and methodology." --Innovations and Research in Clinical Services, Community Support, and Rehabilitation
., ."This excellent volume thoughtfully summarizes the empirical studies about borderline patients, presenting data from a variety of researchers and assessing their strengths and weaknesses. In addition, the book's broad focus on both clinical and theoretical studies gives us a glimpse into relevant psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic work by a variety of contributors...
"Psychoanalysts who want to broaden their clinical and research understanding of the current status of the BPD literature will findthis volume valuable and illuminating, both as a reference work and a useful summary of our current knowledge of some of the major contributors to the BPD literature." --Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
"Well-organized and well-written, and the authors themselves represent different disciplines and theoretical orientations, so the book provides a balanced and up-to-date summary of the research literature....Provides more than a comprehensive review of the literature. Its presentation of topics prompts the reader to think broadly about paradoxes, omissions, and integrating themes, so I found the book engaging, challenging, and stimulating. I believe that other readers will also find it rewarding, and I give it a clear 'thumbs up.'" --Psychotherapy Research
"There appears to be no end to books written about borderline personality disorder. Many are useful, some are not. However, only a few stand out as essential reading. This book, the first volume in the Guilford Personality Disorders Series, is one of them. This edited volume makes an outstanding contribution, grasping the complexity and current status of the disorder that is troubling to parents and clinicians alike....many fine chapters....it is difficult to point out any weak chapters. Although research based, the book is not a dry, dull literature review. It is exciting to read....Seasoned clinicians, researchers, and graduate students will find this book of great value. The volume reflects well on the work of the editors and on Guilford. If this work is any indication of what can be expected of future volumes in their series, clinicians are in store for a marvelous, substantialcontribution to their knowledge base, which can only enhance their clinical acumen." --Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

"The book is a graduate student's dream....Should be required reading for any beginner planning to do research on borderline personality disorder." --Innovations & Research
"This book can be recommended highly to anyone interested in treating, studying, or understanding the borderline personality syndrome. In short, it is good for what ails us." --The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

"This is simply the most comprehensive book ever complied on borderline personality disorder. It is a must-read for all clinicians who diagnose and treat this most difficult but rewarding group of patients."--Allen J. Frances, M.D.

"I recommend it to clinicians not only for it clinical advice, but also for conveying healthy skepticism about the limits in our knowledge and for stressing the need for continued research, in order to increase our understanding of this complicated and challenging disturbance."--Andrew E. Skodol, M.D. in General Hospital Psychiatry

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