Borderline Personality


Aguirre, Blaise A. (2007).  Borderline personality disorders in adolescents: a complete guide to understanding and coping when your adolescent has BPD.  Beverly Mass: Fair Winds Press.  Discusses research and treatment of BPD.

Kaysen, Susanna (1993).  Girl Interrupted.  NY: Vintage Books.  First person account of a young woman treated in a mental hospital for borderline personality disorder.  Describes conditions in the 60’s – some of which have changed today.

Manning, Shari (2011).  Loving Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder: How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions From Destroying Your Relationship. New York, N.Y.:  The Guilford Press.   Describes how to have a relationship with a spouse, friend, or family member who has BPD.

Mason, Paul & Kreger, Randi (2010).  Stop walking on eggshells: Take Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder: 2nd Edition.  Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.  A supportive book for anyone who has a relationship with a person with borderline personality disorder.

McKay, Matthew, Wood, Jeffrey, Brantley, Jeffrey (2007). The dialectical behavior therapy skills workbook: practical DBT exercises for learning mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation & distress tolerance.  Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. A workbook for those with emotional regulation issues.  Can be used alone or with support from a therapist or group.

Mondimore, Francis M & Kelly, Patrick (2011).  Borderline personality disorder: new reasons for hope.  Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press.  A resource for clients, their families and therapists.

Moskovitz, Richard (2001).  Lost in the mirror: an inside look at borderline personality disorder.  Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade Publishing.  A very readable book about borderline personality disorder for clients and those that care about them.

Roth, Kimberlee & Friedman, Freda (2004).  Surviving a Borderline Parent:  How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds and Build Trust, Boundaries, and Self-Esteem. Oakland, CA:  New Harbinger Press.  Written to help people who grew up with a parent with BPD and thought something was wrong with them.