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Self-Help Books for BPD

By February 21, 2011

Wondering about options for self-help for borderline personality disorder (BPD)? While BPD is a serious condition that requires treatment by qualified mental health professionals, there are also sources of self-help (or self-guided strategies for symptom reduction) for people with BPD. These self-help strategies should be used in conjunction with formal treatments for BPD (such as psychotherapy and medication).

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February 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm
(1) mrmrjadey says:

marsha linehan’s dialectical behavioral therapy skills workbook (NOT the text book) is helpful, but meds are the way to go. it’s a brain problem, not just a habit problem.

March 4, 2011 at 8:32 am
(2) Kate says:

I have found the publication entitled “Somertimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder”, by Kreisman and Straus (same authors of “I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me”, which was published in the ’90s). I really like that it is not totally DBT focused, gives new strategies and offers some hope for the future. I would highly recommend this book!

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