Characteristics of borderline personality disorder associated with suicidal behavior.

  title={Characteristics of borderline personality disorder associated with suicidal behavior.},
  author={Beth S. Brodsky and Kevin M. Malone and Steven P. Ellis and Rebecca A. Dulit and J. John Mann},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={154 12},
OBJECTIVE This study examined the relationship between characteristics of borderline personality disorder and suicidal behavior. The authors hypothesized that a specific feature of borderline personality disorder, impulsivity, and childhood trauma, a possible etiological factor in the development of impulsivity, would be associated with suicidal behavior. METHOD Information on lifetime history of suicidal behavior was obtained from 214 inpatients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder… CONTINUE READING


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