To the Editor: Mental health patients with borderline personality traits are frequently not informed of their diagnosis, both in the inpatient ward and in the outpatient clinic. Often, however, this axis II finding (according to the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders) is clearly documented in their file. Why the disparity?
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