Year: 1986 Source: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, v.174, no.6, (June 1986), p.328-331 SIEC No: 19870646

This study of completed suicides & borderline personality disorder (BPD) is based on 134 psychiatric suicides from 1961-1980. Clinical records were retrospectively diagnosed &, while there was a progressive increase in proportion of borderline suicides during the time period, the overall proportion of BPD was only 12% indicating that borderline patients are not seriously over-represented among patients committing psychiatric suicides. Various factors are described & analyzed. 11 Refs. (LH)