Getting a BPD diagnosis can be a difficult process. In a recent Psychology Today article, Daniel S. Lobel Ph.D. explains why so many mental health providers are reluctant to diagnose their patients with BPD:

“Mental 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.”

You can read the article in its entirety here