Theresa O’Hanley, Persona non Grata: Case Consultation
Maltsberger J T~~Gabbard G O~~Paris J
2 Doctors comment on the case of a patient with borderline personality who committed suicide at age 23. The challenges these patients present are formidable to both inpatient & outpatient caregivers. Many suicides in this group are due to dismissals from inpatient settings, where acting up becomes intolerable to the staff. Discusses the failings of therapy in treating the disorder & suggests different approaches which may have prevented the suicide.