What’s the difference between ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’ and ‘Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder’?
For diagnosis some parts of the world use the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), now in version 5, while other countries use the ICD-10, the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO). The DSM classification use the term Borderline Personality Disorder, however, the ICD-10 calls the similar presentation Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. This then has a Borderline sub-type and an impulsive sub-type. So professionals have slight difference in views, mainly around the importance of impulsivity as a key feature, however, it’s useful to know there are different terms when looking for resources.