Borderline Personality Disorder
Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery From Borderline Personality Disorder
Author: Rachel Reiland
Keywords: borderline personality disorder, self-destructive behavior, substance abuse, anorexia, therapy
Reading Level: late high school, college
Rachel Reiland writes about her struggle with, treatment for and recovery from borderline personality disorder. Her account of her provocative, manipulative and dangerous behavior may help readers recognize typical behavior and mood reactiveness seen in borderline personality disorder. She relates the effect it had on her husband, children and extended family, giving caregivers who read this novel a window into similar experiences they likely face with the individual with borderline personality disorder in their lives. Ms. Reiland’s detailed scripted account of her therapy sessions with Dr. Padgett could be used as an excellent teaching tool for clinicians interested in treating individuals with borderline personality disorder.
Audience: Older adolescent, Adult
Warnings: dangerous self-destructive behavior, sexual themes, provocative and manipulative behavior, suicidal thoughts