Year: 1994 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.90, no.2, (August 1994), p.124-130 SIEC No: 19940978

This article reports on a study of the longitudinal course of suicide behavior & ideation in patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) compared to patients with other diagnosis. 97 patients consecutively admitted to a day unit were given a prospective personal interview follow-up evaluations at admission, discharge, & at follow-up (2-5 years). Even when controlled for Axis I disorders, BPD patients showed significantly more often a lifetime history of suicide attempts. (32 Refs.)