What is Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD)?

Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) is a mental health condition that affects how you think and feel about yourself, other people and the world around you. It can affect your ability to cope with everyday life, leading to difficulties with relationships, work and social activities. EUPD can also lead to suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

EUPD is sometimes referred to as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), a term that has been used in the past and is still used by some mental health professionals. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines refer to this condition as EUPD, so it is important to be aware of the different terms when seeking help.

The symptoms of EUPD can vary from person to person and may include feelings of emptiness, fear of abandonment, impulsiveness, intense emotions, unstable relationships with others and suicidal thoughts or behaviours. It is important to get professional help if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

What types of treatments are available for EUPD?

Treatment for EUPD can involve a combination of medication, talking therapies and lifestyle changes. The most commonly used types of talking therapy are Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mentalisation-Based Therapy (MBT) and group therapy. Each of these approaches can help to reduce symptoms and provide long-term relief from EUPD.

Medication may also be prescribed as part of your treatment plan, but it is important to discuss potential side effects with your mental health team before beginning any medication. Lifestyle changes can also help to reduce symptoms and improve overall well-being. These may include regular exercise, healthy eating habits and avoiding alcohol or drug use.

It is important to seek professional help if you are experiencing symptoms of EUPD, as it can have a negative impact on your mental health and quality of life. With the right support and treatment, it is possible to reduce symptoms and improve your overall well-being.

By understanding the symptoms and treatment options available, you can work with your mental health team to find an approach that works best for you. Talk to your GP or contact a local mental health service if you need help or advice on EUPD.

How can therapy help with EUPD?

Therapy can be an effective way to manage the symptoms of EUPD. The different types of talking therapies available can help you learn coping strategies, develop better relationships with others and improve your self-esteem. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is one of the most common types of therapy used for EUPD.

It focuses on teaching you skills to manage your emotions and behaviour, as well as improving your relationships with others. Mentalisation-Based Therapy (MBT) is another type of talking therapy that can help you understand and manage your feelings and thoughts more effectively. With the right support and treatment, it can be possible to reduce the symptoms of EUPD and improve your overall well-being.

What are the Nice guidelines for treating EUPD?

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published guidance on the diagnosis and management of EUPD. According to the guidance, NICE recommends that a mental health team should offer a tailored package of care which includes both medication and talking therapies.

Mental health professionals should also consider providing group therapy as part of the treatment plan for EUPD. The guidelines also state that it is important to provide support and information to people with EUPD about their condition and available treatments.

Overall, the NICE guidelines recommend that people with EUPD should receive a tailored package of care which includes both medication and talking therapies for optimal outcomes. With the right support and treatment, it can be possible to reduce symptoms and improve your overall well-being.

About Online DBT

We are an experienced compassionate team of therapists, psychologists and other mental health experts who are fully accredited and here to help you. We run a range of online courses, both in groups or individually for a wide range of issues.

We offer DBT individual sessions and DBT informed therapy sessions online for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), EUPD, impulsive and addictive behaviour, and more.

We offer a DBT crisis coaching skills service option for those attending our online DBT sessions. Should you be struggling to change behaviours and put skills into practice, this would give you therapist access between sessions, with the sole goal of getting skills coaching.

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