Year: 1990 Source: Washington: American Psychiatric Press Inc., 1990. p.155-176 SIEC No: 19910336

This article discusses the relation of personality disorders to suicidal behaviors. The authors present studies which show that those with personality disorders are at high risk for suicide, & often choose lethal methods. Clinical descriptions & management techniques for borderline & antisocial disorders are provided, as well as the results of studies on personality traits (e.g. aggressiveness, impulsivity) & suicide, with particular emphasis on traits in suicidal youths. (VM)