Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

Understanding EUPD for Professionals

What is EUPD?

Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) or Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) presents with intense emotional dysregulation, identity crises, feelings of abandonment and/or emptiness and impulsivity. It has been shown to be moderately heritable. 

When to refer to CAMHS

Please contact CAMHS if you have any concerns regarding risk to self or others in the context of suspected mental health difficulties. 

Professionals may be able to offer a consultation to discuss whether referral to specialist services such as CAMHS is indicated, you can do this by calling (01387) 244662.  Please note, we aim to speak with you on the same day, however during busy times this may happen the following day. 

For more information go into the Professional Referral section. 

What should I tell family?

It is important to let the family know that diagnosis and treatment is explored as a team but led by a consultant pscyiatrist. There is an extremely limited evidence base for the effectiveness of treatment of EUPD in hospital and limited use for medication but treatment involves active participation with the young person, families and agencies involved in a contracted and clear way.

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