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Extended Audio Sample I Hate You—Dont Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality Audiobook, by Jerold J. Kreisman Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.52631578947368 out of 53.52631578947368 out of 53.52631578947368 out of 53.52631578947368 out of 53.52631578947368 out of 5 3.53 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jerold J. Kreisman, Hal Straus Narrator: Mel Foster Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781455880041
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People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) experience such violent and frightening mood swings that they often fear for their sanity. They can be euphoric one moment, despairing and depressed the next. There are an estimated 18 million sufferers of BPD living in America today—each displaying remarkably similar symptoms:

• A shaky sense of identity
• Sudden outbursts of anger
• Oversensitivity to real or imagined rejection
• Brief, turbulent love affairs
• Intense feelings of emptiness
• Eating disorders, drug abuse, and other self-destructive tendencies
• An irrational fear of abandonment and an inability to be alone

For years BPD was difficult to describe, diagnose, and treat. But with this classic guide, Dr. Jerold J. Kreisman and health writer Hal Straus offer much-needed professional advice, helping victims and their families understand and cope with this troubling, shockingly widespread affliction. This completely revised and updated edition includes information on the most up-to-date research that has opened doors to the neurobiological, genetic, and developmental roots of the disorder, as well as the connections between BPD and substance abuse, sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, and eating disorders, making it a vital reference for understanding and living with BPD.

“This book belongs on the bookshelf of patients, their friends and family, and for all those who help in their healing.” —Randi Kreger, author of Stop Walking on Eggshells and The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 2/16/2014

    " So many 'a-ha!' moments while reading this... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamilyn White | 2/6/2014

    " client's family members love this book. easy to read, easy to understand. validating for those living with someone with borderline features for sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruby | 1/28/2014

    " This is a really good book for anyone who wants to learn more about BPD for any reason. After reading this book, I felt as though I had at least a slightly better understanding of BPD. It gives straightforward information in a clear manner (in other words, in plain English) and gives case studies to bolster the information. A really good read that I highly recommend to anyone who wants or needs to know more about this disorder. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 1/24/2014

    " This book really needs to be updated. The title is compelling, but it's really out of date. It needs a new edition for it to be useful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 1/20/2014

    " its a pretty clinical dry read. not sure what I'm looking for ...just nosey I guess. and happy to report this ain't me babe oh no no no it ain't me babe. it ain't me I'm lookin for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 1/18/2014

    " The information is relevant concerning BPD. I found the examples a bit dated, but that is only because the book was written in the 80s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/9/2014

    " Gave me a lot of insight to BPD. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luckngrace | 12/12/2013

    " This was the ONLY book I could find when searching for something to help me understand my loved one's Borderline Personality Disorder. The book is amazingly detailed, easy to understand with numerous examples and suggestions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dragonfly74j | 12/10/2013

    " this was a very informative book, but too short. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 12/4/2013

    " Being very interested in psychology, I learned a lot about a mental illness I wasn't very familiar with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Warwriter | 8/31/2013

    " Out of date, but good primer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebekah | 8/5/2013

    " Not worth reading cover to cover, just gave it a skim, but an interesting resource recommended to me by a mentor out their in the mental health field. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 6/3/2013

    " This was very informative, but a bit on the dry side. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Claire | 3/20/2013

    " This book is terribly outdated. It lists homosexuality as sexual deviation, and was published before the advent of SSRIs. It also predates the current treatment for borderline personality disorder, Dialetical Behavioral Therapy. Don't bother reading this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilary | 3/14/2013

    " easy-to-understand depiction of borderline personality disorder. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joey | 2/13/2013

    " i did not like it because i was dating this person at the time. yeesh! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 12/29/2012

    " I don't know if "really liked it" is an accurate assesment of this book. Helpful, yes. A quick'n'dirty intro to the world of the borderline personality. Now I just need to work on my own countertransference issues! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missparker | 4/20/2012

    " Helpful, but clinical and dated. "

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About the Author
Author Jerold J. Kreisman

Jerold J. Kreisman, MD, is a clinician and educator who founded one of the first acute care facilities in the world designed specifically for borderline patients. He is the author of Sometimes I Act Crazy.

About the Narrator

Mel Foster is a prolific audiobook narrator, having read dozens of titles throughout his career. He is the recipient of the prestigious Audie Award, as well as the AudioFile Earphones Award. A former advertising agency executive who used to record test tracks for commercials, his narration career was born out of encouragement from his clients who would often say, “why are we hiring someone else? I like this guy.”