I have just published a biography (my first book) on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) called "The Redeemable Curse" available on createspace.com, amazon.com and kindle ebook. If you read the book, please do not forget to provide an online review. Thanks.
This true story presents the most challenging period in the lives of a young married couple caught unawares into the diabolic clutches of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It is a true account of their day-to-day indefatigable struggles, unflinching hopes, heartrending disappointments, personal guilt-ridden failures and jubilant triumphs in dealing with one of the most debilitating disorders in modern times.
The central figures of the story are Daniel, born and brought up in the USA, and Sonia, an Indian who immigrated to the USA in the mid-nineties. Daniel lived most of his life suffering from BPD until correctly diagnosed in 2008. Starting June of that year, he underwent Dialectical Behavior Therapy for almost two years. Even though a short eight months of therapy revealed remarkable progress in his attitude, habits and behavior, long lasting benefits arose as treatment continued over an extended period. Two years of regular and intense therapy provided him deep insights into the other side of his personality that almost destroyed his life and marriage on many occasions. The book hopes to bring awareness to the impacted population and help them recognize symptoms of the illness in very early stages; accept its truly gruesome nature without any fear, shame or stigma; and find courage and strength to seek much needed medical help. The book also strives to inspire individuals suffering from BPD in recognizing that just as much as it was the job of Dr. Summers to “rid” Daniel of the monster created by the disorder, taking personal ownership and accountability was just as critical in his treatment and recovery.
University of Washington psychologist Marsha Linehan, one of the world's leading experts on BPD, describes Borderline individuals as “the psychological equivalent of third-degree-burn patients who have no emotional skin and even the slightest touch or movement can bring them immense suffering”. As many as 75% of these individuals hurt themselves, and approximately 10% commit suicide. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, BPD is an often misunderstood, serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image and behavior. It is a disorder of emotional dysregulation. This instability often disrupts family and work, long-term planning and the individual’s sense of self-identity. While less well known than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), BPD is just as common. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry conducted a study in 2008 of nearly 35,000 adults and found that 5.9% or 18 million Americans fit BPD diagnosis.
Written by a former war correspondent and international photojournalist.
Set in the 1980s at the height of political unrest in South Africa's black townships, this is the riveting story of a policeman, caught between two worlds and forced to make a terrible choice that could have catastrophic consequences.
It is a universal story of a man and his family's desperate struggles when they must face a crisis and from which there appears no escape.
You will not be able to put this book down and will not soon forget it!
Just published my first book and love the forums here. I have a few more waiting in the wings and started with this one. I write because it quickens my heart beat, makes me happy. This particular one is loosely based on an actual in air emergency I had while on a flight from Seattle to Boston. Would love for you to check it out.Warning, I might not read it on a flight.
Hello everyone, I am a writer, and I have a new novella that's in stores for all the wonderful people who love reading short stories, It's called Sins of the Family by Adesokan Johnson, which is also available on Amazon Kindle for all the kindle readers. This novella is a Mystery/Crime, Family Drama. The story of this book centers around a young man and his dysfunctional family and friends. This gritty but edgy fictional short story filled with many emotional elements which will keep the reader on their toes. Readers will find that this tale has characters that will have many invested in emotionally. Take a journey through the life of Peter Sinz and his family, in this controversial fictional story full of Secrets, Lies, and Deceit. Hard copies are available and as well as downloads for Windows PC/Pocket PC, Mac OS, and Sony PRS are also available at my book website www.Lulu.com/spotlight/mrajjohnson. For all other platforms like ibooks, Nook and etc, I will keep everyone informed as they are available, Thanks everyone, and have a blessed day. http://www.amazon.com/Sins-of-the-Family-ebook/dp/B007QYEQQ2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1334687187&sr=1-1
[b]"Operation Neurosurgeon: You never know ... who's in the OR"[/b]: http://amzn.to/dwy9S1. This is a modern romantic suspense - 260 page paperback, approx. 76,000 words. It received a perfect 5 STARS from Red Adept Reviews for characters:
Who says a rising neurosurgeon can't fall from his pinnacle? From the skullduggery taking place deep in the Tennessee woods to the silent tension in the OR, Doctor Danny Tilson's life takes an abrupt turn after performing surgery alongside a scrub nurse with aqua eyes and a velvet voice.
This Saturday (21st April 2012) my thriller/mystery/mild horror novella is a free download!
[b]The Disquiet[/b] by Michael Burnside
[i]After waking from a nightmare, a confused man realises that the real nightmare has yet to begin. With his only clue a child's drawing in his pocket, Peter along with four new companions, also with erased memories, must work out why they have been placed in an abandoned derelict prison.
I have just published my debut novel, Casa Trippi, on Amazon Kindle.
In the summer of '99, Jamie Barrat's world gets turned upside down.
When he discovers that his life in Primrose Hill is based on lies, he takes drastic action and pays a heavy price. But ultimately it frees him, and Jamie begins his adventure. Swept along on the tide of life, he finds himself spending the summer on the party island of Ibiza.
But the mystical Isla Blanca has a lot more to offer Jamie than just parties, and he quickly adapts to the simple and rustic life of El hombre de la montaña – The man of the mountain.
We follow his trials, his tribulations, his friendships and his loves, until his transformation is complete.
Casa Trippi; does it actually exist, or is it just a state of mind?