Year: 1993 Source: Psychological Reports, v.73, no.3, pt.2, (December 1993), p.1299-1306 SIEC No: 19950600

The case of a 13-year-old Hispanic male hospitalized on an acute inpatient unit following a suicide attempt is presented. Aspects of the patient’s clinical presentation, specifically highly variable behaviours that eventuated in three recurring personality constellations, are linked to the youth’s history of physical abuse. Interpretations of the boy’s behaviours & treatment strategies are illustrated for consideration in work with other youth suffering histories of abuse. (4 refs.)