Recent developments in diagnostic techniques and treatments are showing that thousands of teens have borderline personality disorder. Parenting teenagers who exhibit anger, eating disorders, cutting and relationship issues or threats of suicide can be frustrating and frightening. Children who reach puberty normally become emotionally secure with themselves and their surroundings but many have not matured and become a somewhat troublesome and different teenager.
Blasé Aguirre, MD, has been a researcher in adolescent BPD and leading the development of Adolescent Dialectic Behavior Therapy. He describes the cutting edge treatments and brings into focus what we do and don't know about this condition. He explains the most advanced techniques available today, treatment options, how to choose the right therapist for your child. Parents and caregivers will also be aided in distinguishing the difference between BPD and other disorder along with how to establish and maintain boundaries with the teen and provide effective communications techniques.
This is a very valuable text that focuses on the adolescent BPD victim and will be an invaluable resource for parents who are seeking answers and support for their child.
To our knowledge, there is no other adolescent borderline personality book on the marketonly BPD books focused on adults.
About the Author
Blaise Aguirre received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed the residency program in psychiatry at Boston University and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Boston Medical Center. After completion of his residency he served as assistant training director for the Boston University Child and Adolescent Fellowship program and after that was appointed as Medical Director of the Lowell Youth Treatment Center. He has been on staff at McLean (Harvard) since 2000. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., as the nations top psychiatric facility in the country. McLean is the largest psychiatric clinical care, teaching, and research facility of Harvard Medical School. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in psychiatry. Dr. Aguirre is experienced in child, adolescent and adult psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, including DBT. He holds an appointment as an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Aguirre also has a small private practice where he specializes in adolescent and adult psychotherapy of Borderline Personality Disorder.
# Paperback: 288 pages
# Publisher: Fair Winds; 1 edition (November 1, 2007)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 1592332870
# ISBN-13: 978-1592332878
# ~$12 US