Year: 1994 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.33, no.8, (Oct. 1994), p.1080-86 SIEC No: 19940750

Personality disorders & traits in 43 adolescent suicide victims & 43 community controls were assessed from the parents, using semistructured interviews & self-report forms. Probable or definite personality disorders were more common in suicide victims than in controls, particularly impulsive-dramatic & avoidant-dependent types. Suicide victims also showed greater scores on lifetime aggression, even after controlling for differences in psychopathology between suicides & controls. (41 refs.)