Clinical research on borderline personality disorder is alarmingly
underdeveloped considering the prevalence and costliness of this
This problem is likely in part related to practical difficulties
involved in safely recruiting and treating borderline research
subjects. Research in this area must be done. Nonetheless, due to the
questions of motivation and voluntariness, caution must be exercised in
gaining informed consent from borderline subjects.
The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests.
All work on this manuscript was performed by RD.