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Handbook of Borderline Personality Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Sharp, Carla, Tackett, Jennifer L. (Eds.)

2014, XXI, 480 p. 22 illus.

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  • ​Explores juvenile borderline personality disorder (BPD) through a biopsychosocial model
  • Addresses wide-ranging behaviors that disrupt the lives of children and adolescents with BPD
  • Examines the vast research into BPD in children and adolescents from the past decade
  • Details the various treatment options for juvenile BPD, including mentalization-based treatment, dialectical behavior therapy, and cognitive analytic therapy​

Diagnosing borderline personality disorder (BPD) in young people has long been a tough call for clinicians, either for fear of stigmatizing the child or confusing the normal mood shifts of adolescence with pathology. Now, a recent upsurge in relevant research into early-onset BPD is inspiring the field to move beyond this hesitance toward a developmentally nuanced understanding of the disorder.

The Handbook of Borderline Personality Disorder in Children and Adolescents reflects the broad scope and empirical strengths of current research as well as promising advances in treatment. This comprehensive resource is authored by veteran and emerging names across disciplines, including developmental psychopathology, clinical psychology, child psychiatry, genetics, and neuroscience in order to organize the field for an integrative future. Leading-edge topics range from the role of parenting in the development of BPD to trait-based versus symptom-based assessment approaches, from the life-course trajectory of BPD to the impact of the DSM-5 on diagnosis. And of particular interest are the data on youth modifications of widely used adult interventions, with session excerpts.

Key areas featured in the Handbook:

  • The history of research on BPD in childhood and adolescence.
  • Conceptualization and assessment issues.
  • Etiology and core components of BPD.
  • Developmental course and psychosocial correlates.
  • Empirically supported treatment methods.
  • Implications for future research, assessment, and intervention.

The Handbook of Borderline Personality Disorder in Children and Adolescents is a breakthrough reference for researchers and clinicians ­in a wide range of disciplines, including child and school psychology and psychiatry, social work, psychotherapy and counseling, nursing management and research, and personality and social psychology.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Affective dysfunction and emotion dysregulation in juvenile BPD - BPD etiology and core components - Behavior genetic approaches to BPD - Biopsychosocial model of BPD - Borderline personality disorder (BPD) in adolescents - Borderline personality disorder (BPD) in children - Child personality framework - Cognitive analytic therapy for juvenile BPD - DBT for juvenile BPD - Development and psychosocial correlates of juvenile BPD - Developmental course of juvenile BPD - Dialetical behavior therapy for juvenile BPD - Family factors and juvenile BPD - Mentalization-based treatment for juvenile BPD - NSSI in adolescents with BPD - Neurobiological basis of BPD - Nonsuicidal self-injury in adolescents with BPD - Parenting and juvenile BPD - Phenomenology and construct validity of juvenile BPD - Relational aggression and youths with BPD - Social-cognitive basis of BPD - Suicidal behaviors and adolescents with BPD

Related subjects » Child & School Psychology - Medicine - Personality & Social Psychology - Psychiatry - Psychotherapy & Counseling - Social Sciences

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