Borderline Personality Disorder
• The term “borderline” imparts no relevant information about the diagnosis
• It was developed in the early 1900’s when a psychiatrist realized that BPD did not fit into the oversimplified way of categorizing mental illness at the time -either as neurotic or psychotic.
• BPD was thought to be on the “borderline”.
• There is currently a move to have the name changed to something similar to Emotional Processing Disorder, Emotional Regulation Disorder or Emotional Intensity Disorder
Help Bring Borderline Personality Disorder Into the Light!
Read an article by Elizabeth Bogod, Community Mental Health Worker In recovery from BPD titled What's in a name? Borderline Personality Disorder Label Creates Stigma
Sign the Online Petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/%201/Advocacy-for-Borderline-Personality-Disorder