Complex Borderline Personality Disorder
How Coexisting Conditions Affect Your BPD and How You Can Gain Emotional Balance
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
256 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.56 in
- Published: January 2022
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.
“This book provides an excellent, engaging resource for individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD), and anyone wishing to learn more about the complexity of the disorder and its clinical manifestations. Daniel J. Fox skillfully distills a wealth of complex information and years of practice into an easy-to-read narrative. The manual offers an outstanding guide for fostering deeper understanding and supplementing clinical practice.”~Anka A. Vujanovic, PhD
—Anka A. Vujanovic, PhD, associate professor of psychology, and director of the Trauma and Stress Studies Center at the University of Houston
“Daniel J. Fox has created a tremendously valuable resource for those struggling with BPD symptoms, alone or along with co-occurring issues. This book serves as a great tool for helping individuals understand the issues they deal with on a daily basis, and also as a map that provides direction on how to get to a place of meaningful and fulfilling relationships, as well as greater peace and acceptance of oneself.”~Russ Wood, PhD
—Russ Wood, PhD, founder and director of Clear Fork Psychology Services
“Knowledge is empowerment! Fox’s book is exceptional in providing a road map to understanding the often-misunderstood journey of those with complex borderline personality disorder (CBPD). Fox provides tools to identify symptoms (surface structure), as well as core content that must be addressed to manage CBPD and live a meaningful life. This self-help resource is filled with lots of strategies and up-to-date research needed to achieve wellness.”~Diane Stoebner-May, PhD
—Diane Stoebner-May, PhD, training director at the counseling center, and clinical assistant professor in the department of psychology at Sam Houston State University
“In this highly accessible and clearly written book, Fox takes on one of the most complex manifestations of the mind—our personality function. Drawing on years of clinical experience with complex patients, he delivers an essential guide for those hoping to understand and manage their BPD and its overlap with other mental health problems.”~Carla Sharp, PhD
—Carla Sharp, PhD, professor of clinical psychology at the University of Houston; internationally known for her work on the development, phenomenology, and treatment of personality disorders