Borderline personality disorder (BPD)

BPD is an illness that affects the way you think and feel about yourself, as well as your emotions and relationships with other people. Sometimes called emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD).

Overview of borderline personality disorder

This section provides information about borderline personality disorders (BPD). How they are diagnosed, possible causes and where to get further information and support.

  • BPD means that you feel strong emotions which can be difficult to cope with. You may feel angry or upset very often.
  • Around 1 in 100 people have BPD.
  • There are many different causes of BPD, but it is common for people with BPD to have had a traumatic childhood.
  • Having BPD can make it more likely that you will self-harm or act impulsively.

Your donation will make the difference

Just £10 could help give 30 people vital information to help people learn about mental health.