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BPD affects a significant percentage of the population. It is a disorder of relationships, one whose symptoms occur most in interpersonal contexts - and thus impact any number of interpersonal connections in life. When people have BPD, they may struggle to manage their emotions on a daily basis, and have to deal with fears of abandonment, anger issues, self-injury, and even suicidality - all of which can lead to even more instability in relationships.

In Beyond Borderline, two internationally acclaimed experts on BPD - including Perry Hoffman, cofounder and president of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD) - team up to present a rare glimpse into the lives and recovery of people affected by BPD. This powerful compilation of stories reveals the deeply personal, firsthand perspectives of people who suffer with BPD, explores the numerous ways in which this disorder has affected their lives, and outlines the most debilitating and misunderstood symptoms of BPD (the most tragic being suicide). 

Beyond Borderline delves into the many ways the disorder can present-as well as the many paths to recovery-using evidence-based tools from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness meditation, mentalization-based therapy (MBT), and more.

©2016 John G. Gunderson and Perry D. Hoffman (P)2020 Tantor

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Loved it but made me sad

I have BPD I loved this book but it made me sad. The only reason it made me sad was because all these successes with dbt and I did dbt and I feel like it didn’t help me at all. So it made me kinda sad hearing all these successes and Im still suffering. I didnt like how it was spoken by a man as 99% of the stories in here were by females. Im not trying to be sexist this is just my opinion. This book overall is great and gives a huge look what it is to be borderline.

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True to the Condition

BPD is a difficult thing to overcome. And the stories can be a little graphic at times, but it's true to what the condition is. At first, I wasn't a big fan of Mike Lenz reading it, but I got used to the voice over time. Since most of the stories are from women, it would've been a bit more immersive if it was read by a woman, but Mike does an alright job overall. Definitely good for people who are newly diagnosed and not sure where to go or know that there are others who suffer from the condition and that can get better.