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So ... being "emotionally unstable" is somehow less stigmatizing than being "borderline"? Do people even listen to themselves?

(Of course, I also have issue that emotionally instability is not all there is to being borderline, but that's another rant for another time.)

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well the term "borderline" originally came from the idea of borderline between neurosis and psychosis (as far as i understand). so the term "emotionally unstable" is a little more accurate to this day in age??

I just ... "emotionally unstable" is used colloquially so often as it is. It's already a derogatory phrase. Why make it clinical?

I'm not against changing the name, although I personally like it (borderline doesn't have to continue to mean the borderline between psychosis and neurosis). It's just ... that's the replacement?

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From this thread: http://www.crazyboar...-its-suspected/

I've seen it elsewhere, too.

Just googling:

http://www.mentalhea...s/p20-pe05.html

http://www.anxietyzo...y_disorder.html

And apparently it's from a different system than the DSM-IV, so my bad. However, I'm pretty sure that they're working on finding another name for it in the DSM-V. Emotional dysregulation disorder, I believe. However, I have issues with that name's inability to encompass all BPD criteria.

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The APA has released a summary of proposed revisions. As of this moment the "Borderline" designation remains. But they may employ the term "Type" rather than Disorder. They are also proposing a kind of diagnostic confidence rating (Strong Match vs Moderate Match, etc.). The Pediatric Bipolar quagmire is maybe gonna be Emotional Dysregulation Dysphoria, or something like that. The kids will all still end up on Zyprexa no matter what the label....

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