What is the difference between BPD and EUPD?
They are both exactly the same condition, the only difference is the name.
In recent years, medical professionals have begun to refer to BPD as EUPD – emotionally unstable personality disorder. EUPD is largely viewed as a controversial term, and has negative overtones.
The word borderline has been used for people living with mental illness since 1938, when a doctor in the US described a group of patients on the ‘borderline’ between psychosis and neurosis, as he observed that the condition bordered on both conditions.
While neither term is ideal, most people prefer BPD as it is less negative and damaging.