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Borderline Personality Disorder

A Case-Based Approach

  • Brian Palmer
  • Brandon Unruh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Brian Palmer, Brandon Unruh
    Pages 1-10
  3. Robert P. Drozek
    Pages 11-23
  4. Igor Weinberg
    Pages 25-35
  5. Karen Jacob
    Pages 37-48
  6. Victor Hong, Steven Bartek
    Pages 61-73
  7. Zeina Saliba
    Pages 75-87
  8. Carl Fleisher
    Pages 101-112
  9. Claire Brickell
    Pages 113-123
  10. Maureen Smith
    Pages 137-150
  11. Owen Muir, Carlene MacMillan
    Pages 187-202
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 221-223

About this book


This book brings together a series of experts and experienced clinicians to describe and discuss a series of BPD cases in a manner that emphasizes core descriptive and diagnostic features, principles and techniques, and key take-home messages for clinicians at all levels of experience.  The book emphasizes consideration for the disorder from multiple perspectives to help identify effective responses to common clinical challenges and decision points.  Written by experts in the field, each chapter uses a consistent format to present a common clinical challenge along with an effective therapeutic response and discussion of relevant theoretical and empirically validated principles.  Each chapter title contains a patient’s (fictionalized) name and a subheading identifying the clinical dilemma or approach to be illustrated.  The text includes key points and chapter summaries to help pull together the most important takeaways as quick reference.

Borderline Personality Disorder is a vital resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, general internists, social workers, and all medical professions working with patients suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Palmer
    • 1
  • Brandon Unruh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and PsychologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical SchoolMcLean HospitalBelmontUSA

About the editors

Brian A. Palmer, MD, MPH

Mayo Clinic


Brandon T. Unruh, MD

McLean Hospital

Harvard Medical School

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