Year: 1990 Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry, v.31, no.6, (November-December 1990), p.490-498 SIEC No: 19910079

Attempts to identify variables which will predict the psychosocial outcomes of borderline patients 2 years following an acute psychiatric hospitalization. 88 patients were tested, & 4 committed suicide in the 2 year period. The authors concluded that 2 variables- impulsivity & poor premorbid functioning-predicted a poor coutcome. Almost all patients had significant difficulties though, which supports other research which suggests that the 1st 5 years of follow up are troublesome. (VM)