Year: 1983 Source: Archives of General Psychiatry, v.40, (January 1983), p.54-56 SIEC No: 19832013

Attempts to document systematically the presence of borderline personality disorder in alcoholic patients were made in 94 alcoholic patients consecutively admitted to an inpatient alcoholism program. Using conservative criteria, 12.8% of alcoholic patients could be designated as having borderline disorders. Borderline alcoholics were significantly younger & were more likely to have a history of drug abuse, suicide attempts & accidents. Diminshed satisfaction with self & family was reported.(DD)