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Lost in the Mirror, 2nd Edition : An Inside Look at Borderline Personality Disorder
by Richard A. Moskovitz


Overview - Lost in the Mirror peers into a black and white world of extreme emotions and turbulent relationships. The inhabitants of this world experience their lives from moment to moment, grasping for shreds of identity to connect each fragment of experience to the next.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Lost in the Mirror peers into a black and white world of extreme emotions and turbulent relationships. The inhabitants of this world experience their lives from moment to moment, grasping for shreds of identity to connect each fragment of experience to the next. Because they have little awareness of the texture and flow of human emotions, painful emotions, such as loneliness and fear, may seem endless and intolerable. Their need to escape this pain leads to desperate, impulsive, and frequently self-defeating behaviors.

Lost in the Mirror was written especially for people with Borderline Personality Disorder, their families, friends, and treating professionals. It explores the origins of the disorder and offers its sufferers a framework for beginning to heal. In addition to providing many short case vignettes, it follows one patient, Sara, from the origins of her illness through her journey to healing.

While the first edition focused on the dynamics of the psychotherapeutic relationship that underlies all good treatment, this edition elaborates on the kinds of psychotherapy that are practiced today. It describes mainstream approaches, such as psychoanalytic psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, and behavior therapy, as well as innovative treatments, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Since Lost in the Mirror was first written, there have been significant changes in the biological approaches to relieving emotional pain. New generations of drugs have been developed, many of which work better, faster, and with fewer side effects than their predecessors. Psychiatrists have become more adept at combining medications and blending their effects in order to bring more complete relief of symptoms. A revised Chapter 15 includes up-to-date information about the drug treatment of BPD-related symptoms.

Those of you who are new to Lost in the Mirror will learn about what it feels like to live with this painful condition. Those who have returned to learn more will have the opportunity to explore the most recent innovations in pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments and to explore the abundant resources now available for continuing your education about Borderline Personality Disorder.

About the Author: Dr. Richard A. Moskovitz earned both his undergraduate degree and his M.D. at Harvard University. After psychiatric residency at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and eight years on the University of Florida College of Medicine faculty where he was Associate Professor, he has spent the past sixteen years in private practice. Dr. Moskovitz has appeared on Prime Time Live and on A&E's The Unexplained. Lost in the Mirror grew out of his passion for teaching and years of clinical experience with patients with BPD.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780878332663
  • ISBN-10: 0878332669
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publish Date: March 2001
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 9.14 x 6 x 0.55 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.81 pounds

Series: Inside Look at Borderline Personality Disorder

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