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The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating

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This is really a tremendously helpful book written by someone who lost control of her life due to Borderline Personality Disorder and learned to cope via good therapy. In the book she talks about how difficult it is to find the right treatment and how life changing it was for someone to give her a diagnosis and explain it to her frankly. She talks about treatment and her struggles with it. I'm don't meet the criteria for BPD, but there's a lot for me to relate to in this book. My life is a mess because I can't emotionally handle a lot of situations, and it's in a way that runs deeper than anxiety. She calls it "emotional dysregulation," and I definitely identified with that. There's very few books out there written for people *with* BPD, and fewer still that are as hopeful and encouraging as this one. 

https://www.amazon.com/Buddha-Borderline-Recovery-Personality-Dialectical/dp/157224710X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471906417&sr=8-1&keywords=buddha+and+the+borderline

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Yes. I second that. It's intense but so good. For someone with bpd to find hope & to know how much someone gets it or for someone wanting to understand the illness. I've recommended it to my mum (who is actually a lot like Kiera's) & support worker

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I do not have BPD, but my disorganization which can lead to chaos and havoc leads to a complicated life. I found the author so relatable and compelling, I really  couldn't put the book down until I finished.

She has given me so much hope. I highly recommend this book for anyone to read, BPD or no.

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