BPD Reading List

We've reviewed many of the therapeutic tools available for clients with BPD.

In addition, there are many resources and websites which offer insights, information and advice on living with BPD you may find helpful.

Below are a selection of books and links to relevant sites. If there are any new resources you feel we hsould include, please get in touch.

Please note, that while we recommend the below to have a full and varied understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder, books and blogs will never be a replacement for true therapy.


 

For Clients with BPD

The following are worth a read for anyone diagnosed with BPD:

  • Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder by Jerold J. Kreisman M.D. and Hal Straus
  • I Hate You Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality by Jerold J. Kreisman and Hal Straus
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living with BPD (Demystified Series) by Robert Friedel
  • The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living with BPD by Alex Chapman and Kim Gratz
  • Lost in the Mirror: An Inside Look at Borderline Personality Disorder by Richard A. Moskovitz
  • Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder by Rachel Reiland
  • Lost in the Mirror: An Inside Look at Borderline Personality Disorder by Richard A. Moskovitz

For Carers

If you care for someone with BPD, the following may be helpful:

  • Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder by Paul T. Mason (Author), Randi Kreger (Author)
  • The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook by Randy Kreger (Author), James Paul Shirley (Author)
  • The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells by Randi Kreger
  • Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder: How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship by Shari Y. Manning

Useful Websites

NHS Choices

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Borderline-personality-disorder/Pages/Introduction.aspx

NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk) is the UK’s biggest health website. It provides a comprehensive health information service to help put you in control of your healthcare.

The website helps you make choices about your health, from decisions about your lifestyle, such as smoking, drinking and exercise, to finding and using NHS services in England.

NHS Choices includes more than 20,000 regularly updated articles. There are also hundreds of thousands of entries in more than 50 directories that you can use to find, choose and compare health services in England.

PsychCentral

http://psychcentral.com/disorders/borderline-personality-disorder-symptoms/

Psych Central is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network. Since 1995, the site has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 250 support groups. With the broadest online reach and recognition of any mental health network today, PsychCentral touches the lives of over 7 million people around the world every month. There is an extensive range of resource material on different conditions, treatment, support and up to date news.

Mind

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. The local Minds support over 250,000 people across England and Wales. Their services include supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending.

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/borderline-personality-disorder/

Explains Borderline personality disorder (BPD), including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

National Institute of Mental Health

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/borderline-personality-disorder/index.shtml

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Out of the Fog

http://www.outofthefog.net/index.html

Out of the FOG is an information site and support group offering help to family members and loved-ones of people who suffer from personality disorders. Out of the FOG was written and developed by people who have experienced a relationship with a family member, spouse or partner who suffers from a PD.

The Borderline Personality Treatment

http://borderlinepersonalitytreatment.com/

The Borderline Personality Treatment blog was created as an informational resource for anyone who is affected by the disorder so that you no longer feel lost. They aim to help get the information need about BPD symptoms, co-occurring disorders, and BPD treatment options so that affected can start to feel more in control of this diagnosis.

Clearview Women’s Center, a premier provider of BPD treatment, recognized a need for a resource like this after so many years of treating patients with BPD. To ensure that you are getting accurate and relevant advice, our treatment staff and other leading experts will lend their expertise to articles that appear on the blog.

BPDWORLD

 http://www.bpdworld.org/what-is-bpd/diagnostic-criteria

BPDWORLD was founded by Joshua Cole in March 2003 as he felt that there was very little specific support in respect of those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. In October 2005 BPDWORLD became the first registered charity for people with borderline personality disorder in the UK. On site there is a wide range of resources for service users, carers and professional around diagnosis, treatment and additional support.

Life After BPD

https://mybpdstory.wordpress.com/dbt/

This is a blog site written by a young woman who has been living for the diagnosis of BPD for some time and the difficulties a great deal longer. She writes about her experience of trying to overcome the struggles as well as her journey through treatment.

The Mighty

Real People. Real Stories.

https://themighty.com/category/borderline-personality-disorder/

The Mighty is a community of people who face disability, disease and mental illness together. Having a disability or disease can be isolating. The site is built of the principal that we are stronger when we face adversity together. This lead to the creation of a “safe platform for our community to tell their stories, connect with others and raise support for the causes they believe in”. The Mighty has 4,500 contributors and 125 Million Readers with over 100 nonprofit partners.

Very Well

https://www.verywell.com/borderline-personality-disorder-4014754

Verywell is a source for reliable, understandable information on hundreds of health and wellness topics.

Self Help Websites

Get self help – free downloadable worksheets

Living CBT – free self help materials

Living life to the full

Psychology Tools – Downloadable therapy worksheets

UK Self Help Listing

Our Borderline Personality Disorder Portal

The following pages are designed to provide additional information and advice on BPD treatment and our approach: