Stormy moods, difficult relationships, self-harm, depression, underperforming, family and friends at their wit's end, and nobody able to help. These are the hallmarks of personality disorder. But according to Dr. Tennyson Lee, it's not your fault and there are treatments for your condition, but they are only effective if you work at it.
Lee draws on his extensive experience as a clinical psychiatrist to provide a fascinating, engaging, and jargon-free account of personality disorders and their treatments. In a work of great humanity and clarity, illustrated by case vignettes, the author explains what personality disorders are; the causes; the different types of disorders; what happens in treatment; the best method of assistance from family and friends; and how treatment can help.
This book is essential reading for anyone considering treatment and for those working or studying in mental health.