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Why Do Mental Health Professionals Avoid Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder?

Cover picture for the articleMental health providers can be reluctant to diagnose BPD and other personality disorders due to diagnosis criteria, insurance, and stigma. Not diagnosing BPD, where appropriate, can adversely affect treatment. Traits of BPD can be communicated without formally diagnosing the full personality disorder. Many mental health professionals are reluctant to diagnose...

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Amanda Kaye-Lynn Martinez

When a counselor/physchiatrist speaks with a patient they are only getting one side of the story! This can make it especially hard to accurately diagnose someone who may not be telling the truth!


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