Borderline Personality

Helpful Resources for Borderline Personality Disorder


  • Aguirre, B. (2007). Borderline Personality Disorder in Teens: A complete guide to coping and understanding when your adolescent has BPD. Beverly, MA: Fair Winds Press.
  • Aguirre, B. (2014). Borderline Personality Disorder in Teens 2nd Ed: What To Do When Your Teen Has BPD: A Complete Guide for Families. Beverly, MA: Fair Winds Press.
  • Bateman, A. and Fonagy, P. (2004). Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: Mentalization Based Treatment.
  • Bateman, A. and Fonagy, P. (2006). Mentalization-based Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Practical Guide.
  • Chapman, A. and Gratz, K. (2007). The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide. New Harbinger Publications, Inc. Oakland, CA.
  • Friedel, R., Hoffman, P., Penney, D., and Woodward, P. (Foreword) (2004). Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living with BPD.
  • Gunderson, J. and Hoffman, P. (2005). Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for Professionals and Families.
  • Gunderson. J and Links, P. (2008). Borderline Personality Disorder: A Clinical Guide.
  • Hawton, K., Rodham, K., Evans, E. (2006). By their own young hand: Deliberate self-harm and suicide ideas in adolescence. Kingsley: London.
  • Hoffman, PD, and Steiner-Grossman, P. (2008). Borderline Personality Disorder: Meeting the Challenges to Successful Treatment.  Philadelphia, PA: Haworth Press.
  • Kreger, R. (2008). The essentials family guide to borderline personality disorder. Center City, MO: Hazeldon.
  • Kreisman, J. & Straus, H. (1989). I hate you, don’t leave me: Understanding borderline personality. New York: Avon Books.
  • Kreger, R. and Mason, P.T. (2010). Stop Walking on Eggshells 2nd ed: Coping When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • LaPorte, L and Fraser, R. (2004). The Weather House: Living with a Parent with Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Linehan, M. (1993). Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Linehan, M. (2014). Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder 2nd Ed. Guilford Press.
  • Manning, S. (2011).  Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder: How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship.  Guilford Press.
  • Mondimore, F. and Kelly, P. (2014). Borderline Personality Disorder: New Reasons for Hope.
  • Nowinski, J. (2014). Hard to Love: Understanding and Overcoming Male Borderline Personality Disorder, Central Recovery Press, Las Vegas.
  • Paxton, L. (2007). Borderline and Beyond: A Program of Recovery. White Tiger Dream Press.
  • Pederson, L. & Perderson, C. (2012). The expanded dialectical behavior therapy skills training manual: Practical DBT self-help, and individual. Premier Publishing & Media.
  • Pershall, S. (2012). Loud Inside the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl. : W. W. Norton & Company.
  • Porr, V. (2010). Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change.
  • Reiland, R. (2004). Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder. Center City, MN; Hazeldon.
  • Ross, C. (2000). The trauma model. Richardson, TX: Manitou Communications.
  • Sameroff, A.J. (1993). Models of development and developmental Risk. In C. H. Zeanah (Ed.), Handbook of Infant Mental Health. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  • Santoro, J. (2001). The Angry Heart: Overcoming Borderline and Addictive Disorders: An Interactive Self-Help Guide.
  • Tusiani, B. (2013). Remnants of a life on paper: A mother and daughter’s struggle with borderline personality disorder.  Baroque Press.



Website Resources

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,
  • BPD Central –
  • BPD Family –
  • BPD Recovery – BPD Recovery is a site that focuses on recovering from Borderline Personality Disorder using tools that are predominantly Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) oriented.
  • BPD Resources – Is a do-it-yourself compilation of thousands of annotated internet links focusing on sites that contain significant amounts of information.
  • Behavioral Tech, LLC. Founded by Dr. Marsha Linehan, trains mental health care providers and treatment teams who work with complex and severely disordered populations in the use of compassionate, scientifically valid treatments and to implement and evaluate these treatments in their practice setting.
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified. This web site is intended for people with borderline personality disorder, for their families, and for psychiatrists and other mental health care providers. Selected information provides an understanding of the symptoms, history, causes and nature of BPD. Also presented are the various methods of treatment now available as well as of their effectiveness and risks. Locating resources is also
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center. The Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center (BPDRC) at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College has been set up specifically to help those impacted by the disorder find the most current and accurate information on the nature of BPD, and on sources of available treatment.
  • DBT Self-Help
  • National Education Alliance Borderline Personality Disorder


Journal Articles

  • Agnew, V. (2012). Dialectical behavior therapy with high risk male adolescents and their families. ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing 2012.
  • Brodsky, B.S., Cloitre, M., & Dulit, R. A. (1995). Relationship of dissociation to self-mutilation and childhood abuse in borderline personality disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 152(12), 1788-1792.
  • FACTIVA [database online]. Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC. Accessed April 10, 2006.
  • Farber, S. K. (1997). Self-medication, traumatic reenactment, and somatic expression in bulimic and self-mutilating behavior. Clinical Social Work Journal, 25(1), 87-106.
  • Favazza, A.R., & Conterio, K. (1989). Female habitual self-mutilators. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 79, 283-289.
  • Hilt, L.M., Hanson, J.L., & Pollak, S.D. (2011). Emotion Dysregulation, Encyclopedia of Adolescence, 3, 160-169.
  • James, A. (1999). Resistant depression in childhood and adolescence. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 4, 483-491.
  • Klomek, A.B & Stanley, B. (2007). Psychosocial treatment of depression and suicidality in adolescents. CNS Spectrums, 12, 135-144.
  • Levine, M. & Smolak, L. (2005). The prevention of eating problems and eating disorders: Theory, research, and practice. New Jersey: Erlbaum.
  • Lynam, D.R, Milich, R, Zimmerman, R., Novak, S. P., Logan , T. K., Martin, C., Leukefeld, C., & Clayton, R. (1999). Project DARE: No effects at 10-year follow-up. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67(4).
  • Macklem, G.L. (2008). Emotion dysregulation, Practitioners Guide to Emotion Regulation in School-Aged Children, 13-24.
  • Neal, R.D. (2005). Treatment of depression in children and adolescents. Lancet, 366, 933-940.
  • Robinson, A.L., Mansfield-Green, S., & Lafrance, G. (2014). Disordered eating behaviours in an undergraduate sample: Associations among gender, body mass index, and difficulties in emotion regulation, Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 46, 320-326.
  • Rutter, M. (1989). Pathways from childhood to adult life. Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry, 30, 23-51.
  • Santisteban, D.A. (2003), Intergrative borderline adolescent family therapy, psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 40, 251-264.