I Hate You - Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality

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It is a summary of the Book "I Hate You - Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality" by Jerold Kreisman and Hal Straus.

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I Hate You - Don't Leave Me(Name)(College/University)I Hate You - Don't Leave MeIntroductionEven though general knowledge about common psychological diagnoses such as depression is within public reach, there is very little information on borderline personality disorder (BPD). Jerold Kreisman and Hal Straus' book, I Hate You - Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality, seeks to enrich the public with extensive knowledge on this psychological diagnosis. These authors have employed their wide experience in introducing and analyzing the borderline patient. This book aims at eliminating misconceptions, shaping judgments, and educating the reader on BPD. The first publication of the book (1991) was not well-received across the globe owing to the hopelessness it brought upon BDP patients and their families. However, the revised edition has adopted scientific, therapeutic and cultural approaches in understanding and treating this psychological problem.The introductory part of the book covers an elaborate and factual description of BPD and dispels myths about the disorder. Through profiling of BPD patients, it emphasizes BPD's variability in presentation which helps in identification of symptoms and worldviews on this disorder. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has been used to evaluate BPD. The book further analyzes the various causes and contributing factors of the disorder such as developmental, genetic, environmental

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