Year: 1993 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.150, no.12, (December 1993), p.1869-1871 SIEC No: 19931051

27 female inpatients with borderline personality disorder were assigned to 2 groups on the basis of whether they did (n=14) or did not (n=13) report experiencing pain during self-injurious episodes. Ratings of depression, anxiety, impulsiveness, dissociation, & trauma symptoms were higher in the women who did not experience pain while injuring themselves, as were the number of suicide attempts & the prevalence of childhood sexual abuse. (16 refs.)