Part I: Mapping the Boundaries of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Chapter 1: Exploring Borderline Personality Disorder.
Chapter 2: Defi ning Personality to Understand BPD.
Chapter 3: Describing BPD.
Chapter 4: Who Gets BPD and Why?
Part II: Taking Note of the Major BPD Symptoms.
Chapter 5: Sensation Seeking and Self-Harm: The Impulsivity of BPD.
Chapter 6: Explosive Feelings and Moods.
Chapter 7: Missing Persons: Identity Problems and BPD.
Chapter 8: Perceiving, Understanding, and Relating to Others.
Chapter 9: BPD and Extreme Thinking.
Chapter 10: Slipping Away from Reality.
Part III: Making the Choice to Change.
Chapter 11: Preparing to Conquer BPD.
Chapter 12: Breaking Through Barriers to Change.
Chapter 13: Explaining BPD to Others.
Chapter 14: Taking Care of Yourself.
Part IV: Treatments for BPD.
Chapter 15: Inhibiting Impulsivity.
Chapter 16: Calming the Storms Within.
Chapter 17: Creating an Identity.
Chapter 18: Putting Yourself in Other People’s Shoes.
Chapter 19: Finding Shades of Gray: Changing Problematic Core Beliefs.
Chapter 20: Considering Medication for BPD.
Part V: Advice for People Who Care.
Chapter 21: What to Do When Your Partner Has BPD.
Chapter 22: Befriending People with BPD.
Chapter 23: Parenting Children at Risk for BPD.
Chapter 24: Advice for Adult Children of BPD Parents.
Chapter 25: Advice for Therapists of People with BPD.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 26: Ten Quick Ways to Settle Down.
Chapter 27: Ten Ways to Say You’re Sorry.
Chapter 28: Ten Things You Shouldn’t Do.
Part VII: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Resources for You.
Appendix B: Forms to Help You Battle BPD.