Managing Intense Emotions and Overcoming Self-Destructive Habits
by Lorraine Bell
The treatment of personality disorder is a major concern facing current mental health services.
Managing Intense Emotions and Overcoming Self-Destructive Habits is a self-help manual for people who would meet the diagnosis of 'emotionally unstable' or 'borderline personality disorder' (BPD).
The title outlines a brief intervention that is based on a model of treatment known to be effective for other conditions, such as anxiety, depression and bulimia.
The manual describes the problem areas, the skills needed to overcome them and how these skills can be developed.
Areas covered include:
* The condition and controversy surrounding diagnosis of BPD Drug and alcohol misuse
*Emotional dysregulation and the role of thinking habits and beliefs
*Depression and difficult mood states
*Childhood abuse and relationship difficulties
It will be essential reading for people with BPD and professionals involved in their care psychologists, psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists and occupational therapists.
About the Author
Lorraine Bell is Consultant Clinical Psychologist for Portsmouth Healthcare NHS Trust. She has worked in adult mental health services for 20 years and specialises in the treatment of women with serious mental health problems.
******************** Positive Reminders
"Faith is taking the first step, even when
you don't see the whole staircase."
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
"I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness
I can show to any fellow human being, let me do it now.
Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
~ Stephen Grellet
"Faith and Fear Share The Same Definition.
Believing that what you cannot see will surely come to pass.
Faith Attracts The Positive while fear attracts the negative."
~ Author Unknown