Self-Mutilation and Suicide Attempts: Relationships to Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Temperament and Character

  title={Self-Mutilation and Suicide Attempts: Relationships to Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Temperament and Character},
  author={P. Joyce and K. Light and S. Rowe and C. R. Cloninger and M. Kennedy},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={250 - 257}
  • P. Joyce, K. Light, +2 authors M. Kennedy
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
  • Objective: Self-mutilation has traditionally been associated with borderline personality disorder, and seldom examined separately from suicide attempts. Clinical experience suggests that self-mutilation is common in bipolar disorder. Methods: A family study was conducted on the molecular genetics of depression and personality, in which the proband had been treated for depression. All probands and parents or siblings were interviewed with a structured interview and completed the Temperament and… CONTINUE READING
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