Book Review: “Coping With BPD”


Full title:  “Coping with BPD:  DBT and CBT Skills to Soothe the Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder” by Blaise Aguirre, MD and Gillian Galen, PsyD.  Foreword by Alec Miller, PsyD.

What I really liked about this book is the sections that show what each item looks like in real life.  There are a few items in here that I can really use, such as the parts on Paranoia, Mood-Dependent Behavior, Procrastination, Negative Self-Thoughts, Living In The Past or Future and Invalidating Yourself.

This is an excellent book to refer to any time you’re unsure of what to do with intense emotions and symptoms of BPD.  You just turn to whatever item you’re having trouble with and there it describes The Problem, What It Looks Like, The Practice and then there’s a helpful checklist at the end of each item.

Dr. Aguirre runs McLean 3East, a DBT program for women with BPD.  He has also written Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents and co-written Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder.

Gillian Galen has co-authored Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder.  She also helps run McLean 3East.

Alec Miller is an expert in BPD, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and much more.  He has written many things, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents.

Pick up a copy of this book today and start relieving yourself of the symptoms of BPD!

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3 responses to “Book Review: “Coping With BPD”

  1. Just picked up a copy of this book today. 🙂

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