El Cajon, CA
A 31-year-old female asked:

Please suggest a positive (work?)book to help: born w/adhd, years of physical/emotion/sexual abuse by parent, now has c ptsd, bipolar 2, & borderline.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Possibility: This sounds like an extremely complex situation that would benefit more from working individually with an experienced psychologist or psychiatrist. However, the mind-body workbook for ptsd by block(s) may be a nice accompaniment to your own more individualized therapy. Good luck to you.
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
The Courage to: Heal is a book that can help you alongside psychotherapy and support groups for survivors of sexual a use. It will take time to read and work on these issues, take your time and consult with your therapist as you work on these difficult issues.
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