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The Angry Heart: Overcoming Borderline and Addictive Disorders : An Interactive Self-Help Guide

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The emotional turmoil and impulsive behavior that characterize borderline personality disorder are so often accompanied by alcoholism or drug abuse that some estimates suggest that as many as half of the millions of people with substance abuse problems may have a masked borderline personality disorder. If you have problems with addictive behavior, this self-help guide offe
Paperback, 253 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by New Harbinger Publications
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Jun 30, 2013 Jaclyn rated it it was amazing
This book is almost too good. I have read reviews criticizing the fact that it is sold, as it should only be used with a therapist. I definitely understand where they are coming from.
This was far from my first self-help book, but it is the most important book I have ever read. It offered me a way to work through my past in a way I would never have found otherwise. It was so easy to do these exercises and pieces started fitting together right away. So many "aha" moments. I know myself very well
Aug 30, 2008 Leslie rated it liked it
Recommends it for: BPD sufferers
This book contains exercises for people suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder to work through. It really doesn't have a whole lot for people who want to understand the disorder. I think it's a great people for BPD sufferers, however.
This book would be good for someone who wanted more of an introduction to Borderline Personality Disorder. I had already read a few books before this and done much research so I found some of the information redundant. I found the second half of the book much more interesting; however, I think the exercises it listed would be most helpful for the person trying to overcome Borderline Personality Disorder and would be of little use to anyone else (except maybe the therapist working with them). If ...more
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Jan 04, 2015 Rachael Wandrey rated it liked it
Slightly informative for clinicians with some useful homework ideas. Mostly a self-help narrative, though.
Jul 04, 2015 Albert rated it did not like it
Not recommended.

I believe some of the techniques recommended in this book might be re-traumatizing for some people. At best those with borderline TRAITS might find it helpful.
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