- Oct 16, 2019
I think you have to have 4 or 5 of the criteria for a diagnosis (someone can clarify). Many programs will not accept you for treatment without a formal diagnosis (in the UK at least).you don't have to have every single trait to have BPD. So there is nothing wrong in looking for help with the problems you have that are BPD traits, if it is something that can help you to manage those problems.
The new DSM5 is even more wide ranging though.