Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living With Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living With Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living With Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living With Borderline Personality Disorder
ISBN: 0471792144
EAN13: 9780471792147
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 1, 2006
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living With Borderline Personality Disorder

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Book Overview

Kreisman's commentary is expert. . . . [He] incorporates advances in the understanding of BPD that have been made in the last fifteen years, as well as new case studies and anecdotes. . . . Narrative descriptions . . . are packed with behaviors that Kreisman then proceeds to take up and unfold, all the while . . . making suggestions for how to cope, verbally or otherwise, with a host of Borderline behaviors.
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Do you experience frightening mood swings? Are you oversensitive to rejection or prone to violent outbursts? Are you often depressed? Do you dread being alone and fear abandonment? Do you engage in self-destructive behaviors such as drug abuse or eating disorders? Do you feel empty inside? Do you have trouble keeping a job or forming lasting relationships?

If you or someone you love can answer yes to many of these questions, there's a good chance that you or that person suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder, a commonly misunderstood and misdiagnosed psychological problem afflicting millions of people.

In this book, the bestselling authors of I Hate You, Don't Leave Me offer BPD sufferers and their loved ones a new source of hope. After reading this book, you will understand the disorder and know what steps to take to help you make your life happier and more rewarding, whether you suffer from BPD yourself or love someone Read More chevron_right

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   Changed my life
The best BPD book I ever found. A copy for myself bought years ago and I loved it so much that I ordered one for my husband soon after, as well as my mother. A problem with most BPD books was that they explained the symptoms, but not always the reasoning behind them, and almost never the feelings that the sufferer experiences. This book was really helpful to me in tremendously understanding myself. It associated many things, even some behaviours that I had not explained to my BPD. I am nowadays much better, and I owe this book in part to this book. It really helped me to feel understood and not quite so isolated in a very difficult time. It was also perfect for explaining the way I felt to others. My husband gained so much insight in what I experience. I covered so many things to him that this book didn 't explain them. Once he understood better, he became so much more patient with me. An incredible book, Truly. The author is forever grateful to the author.
   The mind is a wonderful complicated thing
This book is a must for anyone in your life who says, why do you do the things you do! A rational explanation and resource for an illness that we can not answer. If a chemical imbalance and or heredity factors are in place, the challenge becomes a chore to maintain. I seek out any useful reference guide not only for myself, but also for others. A book to go back to time and again. Things will make sense and helpful tools are made available. I would recommend this book highly ''.
   Maybe I am alone...
Most of the complaints I have read don't really address all the things that bothered me with this book. The biggest problem I have is the borderline or borderline X. You don 't talk to a person with a problem by calling them the disease. Maybe this is because of the training I have, but it has bothered me so much I have been trying to figure out how to get rid of the book without actually throwing it out. It is not empowering. Borderline Personality Disorder for Dummies is so much better speaking as someone who suffers from BPD.
   "Sometimes I Act Crazy" Review
After finishing the reading of I Hate You - Don 't Leave Me, my wife has not yet begun this book by the same author.
This book reads like the most academic medical journal or boring thesis ever written. There is some useful information for a lay person, but in general, unless you are a medical professional, you will not find anything helpful treating BPD patients. Not for someone who suspects that they might be suffering from the disorder, nor is it useful in helping to understand a loved one. The worst part are case studies. They are dissolved with no consistency or resolution throughout the book. The BPD sufferers, the author invites you to remained trapped in their nightmares without hope. The book gives no indication how the patients did, leaving the impression that they never recovered. Depressingly, very depressing. Buy your money and save a different book on BPD. One that doesn 't bore, provides answers and gives hope.
   Sometimes I Act Crazy by Jerold Kreisman
I picked up the book and began reading with the anticipation of finding something to help me understand my 41 year old son's irrational and destructive behavior. I began reading and settled down to learn, only to discover that this doctor is? This opportunity was used to write ultra disgusting poronography. Some of the explicit details of some of his so-called patient encounters were not necessary at all, however, it was apparent that the doctor was? thoroughly enjoyed writing these filthy details '', because it gave him pleasure. I don 't recommend this book at all, and I feel he did a huge disservice to those of us who might have benefitted from some of his information, but then how am I to know, since I ruined the book with his poronographic details after the first such disappointment?
   It’s ok…
So far, the book is decent, but there are a few little things in this book that shout at my ocd just. Many times, sentences will state he is then in the sentence he will state. They should only use a non-sex identifier to eliminate it. But there is a checklist that mentions children's trauma... like so far adult trauma is left out? There is good information, but I feel like it was written fast and not really re-read to make sure that mistakes were not made. I've given you just my opinion.
The downfall, I thought, were too many long stories. I know that the author was trying to give examples of what he was reading, but sometimes I would forget that I was reading a book on the borderline. In fact, in a chapter it was like reading a soft core porn. This example story had me questioning why I was reading this book. Might be better choices out there, but still decent.
   Do Not Buy
After reading the first chapter through in trash. Totally unnecessary descriptions of cases... rashy and bad language. This detail was helpful to disappointing authors.
   Skip if you’re bi or pan
Biphobic is a biphobic. I can 't take anything seriously when a professional says bisexuality is “confused ”, depressingly regressive for a book about mental health. Being invalidated by the author taints all his advice. , ''