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28 September 2009

216 Pages

ISBN: 9780198530213

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Mapping the Edges and the In-between

A critical analysis of Borderline Personality Disorder

Nancy Potter

International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry

  • Critically analyses the core constructs behind Borderline Personality Disorder, arguing that its diagnosis rest on a range of questionable assumptions
  • Shows how an alternative approach can reduce the chance of misdiagnosis, and help those who really are suffering from this disorder
  • Reviews the relevant literature from philosophy, anthropology, psychiatry, and sociology, putting BPD under the spotlight as it has never been put before

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