FAQs

Is BPD a disability?

Is BPD a disability?

You are disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities. ‘substantial’ is...

Where can I get support for my BPD?

Where can I get support for my BPD?

Your GP will be able to refer you to a local counselling or talking therapy service – some NHS services allow you to refer yourself when you need to. You can also check your...

Are people with BPD dangerous?

Are people with BPD dangerous?

No, people with BPD are no more dangerous than any other area of society! Statiscally, a person with BPD is much more likely to hurt themselves than anyone else – the condition has a...

Do I have to tell my employer I have BPD?

Do I have to tell my employer I have BPD?

In the UK you are not legally obligated to tell your employer about any medical conditions, whether mental or physical. Whether you tell your employer is a personal choice, but you are not obligated...

What is the difference between BPD and EUPD?

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...

What causes BPD?

What causes BPD?

Medical professionals are divided on what causes BPD, and the short answer is we don’t really know a definite cause. Experts believe there are several factors that may play a part: Childhood trauma –...