Suicidal and parasuicidal behavior in borderline personality disorder.

@article{Gardner1985SuicidalAP,
  title={Suicidal and parasuicidal behavior in borderline personality disorder.},
  author={Douglas L. Gardner and R W Cowdry},
  journal={The Psychiatric clinics of North America},
  year={1985},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={389-403}
}
One of the most perplexing and dangerous aspects of borderline personality disorder is the wide array of suicidal and parasuicidal behaviors. Close phenomenologic evaluation of these behaviors reveals that they can be differentiated into various subcategories. Approaching these behaviors with a biologic perspective may prove helpful in elucidating the underlying etiologies and therapeutic approaches.