Complex Borderline Personality Disorder: How Coexisting Conditions Affect Your BPD and How You Can Gain Emotional Balance by Daniel J. Fox

Published:January 2nd 2022

Publisher:New Harbinger

Length: 256 pages

My Rating: 4 stars

Blurb:

There’s no one-size-fits-all treatment for BPD—especially if you have a coexisting condition. BPD rarely occurs alone. For the first time, this groundbreaking guide offers a tailored approach to managing the symptoms of complex BPD.

If you’ve been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD), or suspect that you might have it, you should know that not everyone experiences the condition in the same way. BPD actually manifests on a spectrum, and while some people may encounter extreme symptoms and consequences on one end, others may be less affected on the other. In addition, if you’re struggling with other conditions—such as bipolar disorder, depression, psychotic symptoms, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)—you may have complex BPD (C-BPD), and may benefit from expanding your knowledge and building your skills, so you can seek out a symptom management plan that is tailored to your unique needs.

In Complex Borderline Personality Disorder, psychologist and BPD expert Daniel J. Fox offers a new understanding and awareness of the complexity of BPD, and helps you lay the groundwork needed to manage your symptoms more effectively. You’ll find checklists of specific symptoms to help you identify coexisting conditions related to BPD. And with this guide, you’ll feel more empowered to move forward in your life with all the knowledge, skills, and abilities you’ve learned.

A clinician’s guide is available as a downloadable resource for therapists wishing to use this book with their clients

My Review:

I work in the mental health field and work closely with people who are diagnosed with BPD. In my experience these people often have a co-morbid diagnosis. This is a good resource for people to turn to when they are looking to educate themselves on their condition. I have recommended it to my clients.

The tasks are easy to follow and really help. While the author goes through a number of co-morbidities such as ADHD, depression etc, parts wont apply to everyone but there is something for everyone

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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