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 Title||Author(s)||Brief Summary|
|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||Rachel Reiland||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||Randi Kreger||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||Juanita Sinclair||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.