A Dissociation Model of Borderline Personality Disorder by Russell Meares
(Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)

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A neurobiologically informed approach to a very difficult-to-treat disorder.

This book addresses one of the fundamental, understudied issues of borderline personality disorder (BPD): dissociation and a lack of sense of self. Exploring dissociation from developmental, neurobiological, and behavioral perspectives, Russell Meares presents an original theory of BPD, offering new insights into this debilitating disorder and hope for recovery.

BPD is not a new phenomenon, but much about it remains unclear and controversial. Meares’s three-stage treatment emphasizes the failure of synthesis among the elements of psychic life, the need for both personal and social development, integration of unconscious traumatic memory, affect regulation, hallucinosis, stimulus entrapment, paranoid states, and ultimately, restoration of the self. Mental health professionals working with patients suffering from symptoms of BPD will find an invaluable theoretical grounding for treating the difficult—and varied—symptoms of BPD.


About Russell Meares

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Russell Meares is a professor emeritus of psychiatry at Sydney University. He lives in Australia.
Published October 22, 2012 by W. W. Norton & Company. 415 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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