Book Review: “Borderline Personality Disorder: New Reasons for Hope”

By Francis Mark Mondimore, M.D., and Patrick Kelly, M.D.

This book goes into great detail about many aspects of BPD.  It talks about what personality is, and what personality disorders are.  It goes over what the causes and treatments for BPD are, including medication and different types of therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).  There is a section for parents, partners, friends and co-workers of people with Borderline Personality Disorder.  At the end of the book is a summary of the previous chapters.  It also talks about other disorders which one may be misdiagnosed with instead of BPD.  You may actually suffer from more than one disorder at a time.

It goes on to discuss different behaviours that may be displayed by those with the disorder and how to cope with them.  It talks about how your personal history may have created the disorder in you, and different theories that may explain this.

It talks about how gender affects BPD, and about BPD in adolescence, and also how the disorder is manifested in different cultures around the world.

If you’d like a book with lots of detail on all aspects of BPD, this is a good one to pick up.

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4 responses to “Book Review: “Borderline Personality Disorder: New Reasons for Hope””

  1. I loved this book, one of my favorites!


    1. I enjoyed it too. Thanks for commenting.

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    Borderline Mom

    I just ordered this book. Thanks so much for the tip. My daughter has BPD and is in therapy and a DBT class. I hope this will help her.


    1. It’s just one of the books I recommend. There are many good books if you know which ones to look for. Another one of my favourites is “Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder” by Shari Y. Manning. Check out more books here:



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