Year: 1983 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.140, no.8, (1983), p.1023-1026 SIEC No: 19833078

The authors hypothesized that depressed patients with borderline personality disorder would be more likely to be suicidal. Of 53 patients treated for depression 46 manifested personality disorders. That borderline patients had more complicated courses than the other depressed patients was evidenced by their histories of suicidal behavior. Most patients diagnosed as having borderline personality disorder continue to fulfill criteria for this diagnosis even when suicide attempts were excluded.