Reasons for suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury in women with borderline personality disorder.

  title={Reasons for suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury in women with borderline personality disorder.},
  author={Milton Z. Brown and Katherine Anne Comtois and Marsha M. Linehan},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={111 1},
Self-reported reasons for suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury were examined using the Parasuicide History Interview within a sample of chronically suicidal women meeting criteria for borderline personality disorder (N = 75). Overall, reasons given for suicide attempts differed from reasons for nonsuicidal self-injury. Nonsuicidal acts were more often reported as intended to express anger, punish oneself, generate normal feelings, and distract oneself, whereas suicide attempts were more… 

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