Year: 1992 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.86, no.5, (November 1992), p.335-339 SIEC No: 19920940

A significant difference in the prevalence of personality disorders was reported between similar studies done in California & Sweden. The difference was due entirely to the absence of borderline personality disorder in the San Diego sample. This study reassessed the suicides from the San Diego study for criteria consistent with borderline personality disorder. Results indicated that 41% of subjects met the criteria, a figure which was not significantly different from the Swedish sample.