Year: 1997 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.170, (May 1997), p.441-446 SIEC No: 19970279

In this article the relationship between personality disorders & suicide were examined among the Atayal, Ami & the Han Chinese in East Taiwan. Findings strongly indicate that the main categories of psychiatric disorders leading to suicide are essentially the same in both the East & the West. They are severe depression, substance dependence & personality disorders characterized by impulsivity. States that early detection & treatment of mental disorders is fundamental to suicide prevention.