Book Review Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for Professionals and Families John G Gunderson and Perry D Hoffman (Eds) Washington and London: American Psychiatric Publishing Inc (2005) underson and Hoffman have edited a National Institute for Mental Health in England and timely and informative American text that is highly this text provides detailed elaboration of many of the relevant to a UK audience. For more than 50 years approaches outlined within it. there has been a tendency for the mental health Other features in part one include an overview of system to shun individuals with a diagnosis of the BPD diagnosis and discussion of the controversies borderline personality disorder (BPD), assuming the that surround it. One chapter deals with condition to be untreatable and to have a poor pharmacological interventions for speciﬁc groups of prognosis. Over the last decade this position has symptoms associated with BPD, though emphasis is started to shift and the contributors to this book share placed on their use as an adjunct to other non- their experiences of providing treatment and care to pharmacological interventions. The authors also this excluded group. Among them are the families of acknowledge that any pharmacological people
Mental Health Review Journal – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jun 1, 2006
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