Clinical Teaching Guide

A BPD Teaching Supplement for the Clinical Community

“Remnants of a Life on Paper is the account of a young woman suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD). The real life unfiltered story is told from the point of view of both the patient and her family. The book illustrates valuable insights that can help us better understand and treat BPD. Identifying how the illness presents, diagnosing it accurately, finding trained specialists, and communicating the diagnosis and treatment plan to the patient, as well as to the family, are some of the crucial steps in treating a BPD patient.

By analyzing the pages of Pamela’s copious journals at different stages of her disease, my goal is to teach both doctors and clinicians about the thinking of the BPD patient. In addition, I will highlight the importance of working within the family system, as well as other lessons learned throughout the book that can be used to effectively treat a BPD patient.”

– Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry Director of Training Personality Disorders Institute
Weill Medical College of Cornell University