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.
|The Buddha and the Borderline
|Kiera Van Gelder
|A memoir by a woman with BPD who found healing through therapy, mindfulness, and Buddhist spirituality.
|An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
|Kay Redfield Jamison
|A 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 Personality
|Jerold J. Kreisman and Hal Straus
|A 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 Disorder
|Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger
|A practical guide for loved ones of someone with BPD, providing strategies for coping and communicating effectively.
|The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide
|Alex D. Coren and Joe Koelzer
|A 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 Disorder
|A 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 Eggshells
|A 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 Relationship
|Christine Ann Lawson
|A 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 BPD
|Alexander L. Chapman and Kim L. Gratz
|A 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 Disorder
|A 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.