Book 66 of Year 2017 – “Stronger than BPD” by Debbie Corso

Official Title – Stronger Than BPD: The Girl’s Guide to Taking Control of Intense Emotions, Drama, and Chaos Using DBT

Genre – Non fiction

Book Length – 176 pages

Reading Time – 2 hours

Style/ Plot – The first thing that came to mind when I read this book was how this book addresses people who haven’t figured out a way to rein in their intense emotions.

Debbie discusses Borderline Personality Disorder, how she was diagnosed and measures she implements to manage it.

She focuses on the use of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). DBT is a set of highly effective skills that helps treat chronic suicidality in patients diagnosed with BPD.

Favourite Quote – “We can learn to accept the reality that we cannot completely avoid upsetting circumstances and situations. We can learn to accept and deal with the fact that some issues can’t be resolved as quickly as we’d like and that we can find ways to skilfully wait things out

Recommendation – There are many lessons to learn especially mindfulness. You don’t necessarily need to have BPD to learn healthy habits, effective ways of living and expressing emotions in a better way.

Rating – 4/5


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