Books on BPD

Lost in the Mirror: An Inside Look at Borderline Personality Disorder

Author: Richard Moskovitz
Published: 2001
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing ( Lanham )

It explains the diagnostic criteria for BPD and the behaviours that are indicators to the condition. The origins of the condition are also discussed. Biology is briefly covered as the Author concentrates on the care given to the individual during childhood.

At the end of each section the Author relates his writing to a case subject who’s childhood experience unfolds. This book describes what it is like to live with the emotional roller coaster that is BPD, the anger, guilt, fear, denial etc.

New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder

Author: Neil R. Bockian, PH.D.
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (New York)

Describes the symptoms of BPD making references to real patient cases. Bockain goes through each of the criteria elaborating on what BDP feels like and the behaviour of sufferers.

It discusses the likely causes for BPD mainly brain anatomy and neurological functioning, parental influence and social or cultural factors.

The book also explains why more women are diagnosed with BPD than men. It concentrates on how BPD is diagnosed (with a short quiz readers can take) and then goes on to discuss methods for treatment including Psychotherapy, Medication and alternative therapies.

Towards the end it has a set of self-help guidelines to help improve “mindfulness” and awareness of self.

I found this book scary to read because I identified with some of the feelings and behaviours of those with BPD. It helped me to see that I needed to concentrate on my issues and not those of others.


The following books also discuss Borderline Personality Disorder:

Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living with BPD (Demystified Series)

Author: Robert Friedel
Published: 2004
Publisher: Marlowe & Co

The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living with BPD

Author: Alex Chapman and Kim Gratz
Published: 2008
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Borderline Personality Disorder (The Facts)

Author: Roy Krawitz and Wendy Jackson
Published: 2008
Publisher: OUP Oxford

Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder: Coping When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder

Author: Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger
Published: 1998
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

I Hate You Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality

Author: Jerold J. Kreisman and Hal Straus
Published: 1991
Publisher: Avon Books

Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

Author: Jerold J. Kreisman M.D. and Hal Straus
Published: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells

Author: Randi Kreger
Published: 2008
Publisher: Hazelden Information & Educational Services

The Angry Heart: Overcoming Borderline and Addictive Disorders

Author: Joseph Santoro and Ronald L. Cohen
Published: 1997
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Breaking Free from Boomerang Love: Getting Unhooked from Borderline Personality Disorder Relationships

Author: Lynn Melville
Published: 2004
Publisher: Melville Publications

Cognitive Behavioural Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (Diagnosis & Treatment of Mental Disorders)

Author: Marsha Linehan
Published: 1993
Publisher: Guilford Press