The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook

Understanding Your Emotions, Managing Your Moods, and Forming Healthy Relationships

The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook
Alison Duncan, Deborah Ducasse, Veronique Brand-Arpon
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This workbook provides individuals who are undergoing therapy for borderline personality disorder with the tools to help them evaluate their emotional state, develop strategies to manage their moods and increase tolerance to stress, and learn techniques that will enable them to form and maintain healthy relationships. When you have borderline personality disorder (BPD), your emotions are always very intense . . . Relationships with others are sources of suffering in your life . . . You may also make impulsive decisions that you later regret. Are you ready for help in improving your daily life? The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook provides you with a step-by-step therapeutic program that you can follow in the comfort of your home. You will learn the most effective, evidence-based strategies that will help you* regulate your emotions; * reduce your impulsivity; * improve your relationships with others; * create a positive environment in which to flourish Interactive, informative elements appear on virtually every page of this engaging book. A matrix is used throughout to help you document your emotional state and behaviors associated with distressing feelings, situations, and relationships. Vignettes about a fictional character, Candace, appear in every chapter to illustrate both adaptive and maladaptive responses in various scenarios. The book also incorporates principles from acceptance and commitment therapy, and quotations and key points help reinforce the lessons. Along with therapy, this book can help you overcome your everyday problems and live a life that has meaning for you.
Deborah Ducasse, MD, is a doctor and psychiatrist-psychotherapist. Veronique Brand-Arpon, MA, is a doctor of health biology and a nurse-psychotherapist. Together, Ducasse and Brand-Arpon created a dedicated center specializing in borderline personality disorder at the University Hospital of Montpellier. Translator and book editor Alison Duncan earned her master of science in translation from New York University and her bachelor of arts in French and Francophone studies from Vassar College. She is the translator of Marvelous Microfossils: Creators, Timekeepers, Architects.