Year: 1987 Source: Adolescence, v.22, no.85, (Spring 1987), p.169-177 SIEC No: 19871643

The purpose of this study was to discover if there is a relationship between suicidal adolescent girls & borderline phenomena, & to examine separation anxiety in suicidal girls. Hansburg’s Separation Anxiety Test & Gunderson’s Diagnostic Interview for Borderline Disorder were administered to 40 adolescent girls who had attempted suicide. The findings suggested that adolescent suicide is a borderline phenomena.