Should we be concerned about this finding? On the one hand, “former” borderline patients may continue to have problems that require treatment. This group would then be diagnosed with personality disorder not otherwise specified, which DSM-5 (www.dsm5.org) refers to as “personality disorder, trait specified.” Yet few patients with borderline personality disorder require lifelong treatment. The research of Zanarini et al., confirmed by 10-year prospective data from the Collaborative Longitudinal Personality Disorders Study (2), shows that most of these patients eventually get a life, find a place in the world, and, most importantly, stop wanting to kill themselves. In fact, the prognosis of borderline personality disorder is much better than that of bipolar disorder, a condition with which it is so often confused (3).