This book has an update on the borderline personality disorder as well as diagnostic and treatment information about disorders that cause unhappiness (attention deficit disorder, ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, cyclothymia, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, substance abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder, obsessive compulsive personality disorder, anxiety, premenstrual syndrome and what Dr. Heller calls “fractured enjoyment”).
“Both Drs. and patients can benefit greatly from this innovative new book. I believe these disorders to be underdiagnosed and undertreated, leaving many people suffering.” – Patty Johnson M.S.W., Webowner of “Borderline Personality Sanctuary “
“Life at the Border” is a reference book at the NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) and was placed on their recommended reading list.
“I am impressed with the scope of your book and believe that patients and families will find it enlightening and useful. I plan to include it on our reading list which I send out I send out in response to requests for information from borderline individuals, their families and therapists. I would also like to request a copy for our reference shelf” – Kathleen M. O’Leary, MSW, BCD, National Institute of Mental Health
Dr. Heller indicates in his book “Life at the Border,” that borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a medical disorder and that the “right medications in the right sequence, combined with the right therapy and brain retraining works for those who want it. l have a near 100% success rate in stopping all self-mutilation urges, chronic dysphoria (anxiety, rage, depression, and despair), chronic dissociation, rage and other forms of psychosis in 8 days or less. The symptoms will return but the patient has hope and we can then fine tune the brain, and begin the process of retraining the brain – especially by learning to like and love themselves.”
Leland M. Heller, M.D.
Finally there is a book that offers hope in recovering from the borderline personality disorder.