I Hate You--Don't Leave Me

Jerold J. Kreisman, Author, Hal Krauss, Author, Hal Kraus, With Body Press $17.95 (204p) ISBN 978-0-89586-659-2
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has been in the official psychiatric lexicon only since 1980. ``Borderlines,'' according to the authors, are people who suffer from a weak sense of identity and a fear of abandonment; given to rapid mood swings, impulsive self-destructiveness and violent outbursts, they frequently have family backgrounds marked by alcoholism, child abuse or emotional distance. Kreisman, a psychiatrist who heads a BPD unit in a St. Louis hospital, and health writer Straus, speculate that the BPD diagnosis might be applicable to Marilyn Monroe, Adolph Hitler, T. E. Lawrence and Muammar al Qaddafi. They claim that BPD afflicts over 10 million Americans and is the most common disorder among hospitalized mental patients. This clinically written primer leaves the reader with the impression that BPD syndrome is a catchall category. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1990
Release date: 01/01/1990
Genre: Nonfiction
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