Top 10 Must-Read Books on Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex mental health condition that can be difficult to understand, both for the person experiencing it and their loved ones. However, reading books on the topic can be a great way to gain insight and knowledge into the condition, and find ways to support those affected. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 must-read books on BPD.

Book TitleAuthor(s)Brief Summary
The Buddha and the BorderlineKiera Van GelderA memoir by a woman with BPD who found healing through therapy, mindfulness, and Buddhist spirituality.
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and MadnessKay Redfield JamisonA renowned psychologist shares her personal journey with bipolar disorder and how it has impacted her life and work.
I Hate You—Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline PersonalityJerold J. Kreisman and Hal StrausA comprehensive guide to understanding BPD, including its causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality DisorderPaul T. Mason and Randi KregerA practical guide for loved ones of someone with BPD, providing strategies for coping and communicating effectively.
The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival GuideAlex D. Coren and Joe KoelzerA step-by-step guide for those with BPD, including practical strategies for managing symptoms and improving relationships.
Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality DisorderRachel ReilandA memoir of a woman’s journey with BPD and how she found recovery through therapy and self-help.
The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on EggshellsRandi KregerA comprehensive guide for families of someone with BPD, providing practical tools and strategies for managing the impact of the condition on their lives.
Understanding the Borderline Mother: Helping Her Children Transcend the Intense, Unpredictable, and Volatile RelationshipChristine Ann LawsonA guide for children of mothers with BPD, including insight into the condition and strategies for coping and healing.
The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook: An Integrative Program to Understanding and Managing Your BPDAlexander L. Chapman and Kim L. GratzA practical workbook for individuals with BPD, providing exercises and tools for managing symptoms and improving relationships.
The Wisdom of the BPD Oracle: Insights for Navigating the Emotional Roller Coaster of Borderline Personality DisorderJuanita SinclairA collection of essays and insights from individuals with BPD, offering a unique perspective on the condition and the path to healing.

Reading books on Borderline Personality Disorder can be a great way to gain knowledge, insight, and support for those affected by the condition. The books listed in this article offer a wide range of perspectives, from memoirs to practical guides to personal essays. Whether you’re a loved one of someone with BPD, or struggling with the condition yourself, there’s a book here that can help. By educating yourself and learning more about BPD, you can take an important step towards better understanding and support for those who need it most.

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