"This edited volume makes an outstandin g contribution, grasping the complexity and current status of the disorder that is troubling to parents and clinicians alike....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....If this work is any indication of what can be expected of future volumes in their series, clinicians are in store for a marvelous, substantial contribution to their knowledge base, which can only enhance their clinical acumen."
-Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
"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, MD
"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
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction
1. The Borderline Construct: Introductory Notes on Its History, Theory, and Empirical Grounding, Theodore Millon
Part II. Etiology
2. The Etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder: Developmental Factors, Elsa Marziali
3. Family Environment and Family Psychopathology in the Etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder, Paul S.
4. Borderline Personality Disorder: Course of Illness, Michael H. Stone
Part III. Diagnosis
5. Alternative Perspectives on the Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, Thomas A. Widiger, Gloria M. Miele, and Sarah M. Tilly
6. Measurement of DSM-III and DSM-III-R Borderline Personality Disorder, James Reich
7. Axis I Comorbidity of Borderline Personality Disorder: Clinical Implications, Jeffrey M. Jonas and Harrison G. Pope
8. An Interpersonal Approach to the Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, Lorna Smith Benjamin
Part IV. Treatment
9. Borderline Behavioral Clusters and Different Treatment Approaches, Stephen W. Hurt, John F. Clarkin, Heather Munroe-Blum, and Elsa Marziali
10. The Therapeutic Alliances of Borderline Patients, Arlene F. Frank
11. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, Marsha M. Linehan and Heidi L. Heard
12. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy of the Borderline Patient, John F. Clarkin, Harold Koenigsberg, Frank Yeomans, Michael Selzer, Paulina Kernberg, and Otto F. Kernberg
13. Group Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, Heather Munroe-Blum
14. Multimodal Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, Robert J. Waldinger
Part V. Conclusions
15. Borderline Personality Disorder: Research Implications, M. Tracie Shea
16. To Know Borderline Personality Disorder, John P. Docherty