Possible Correlates of DSM-III-R Personality Disorders
Modestin J~~Oberson B~~Erni T
An association between personality disorder pathology & suicidal behaviour was studied in a series of 90 inpatients. Suicidal behaviour was correlated with personality disorder pathology in female subjects, but not in males. In women a strong correlation was found between suicidal behaviour & childhood trauma, especially sexual abuse. It is concluded that the relationship between personality disorder pathology, Axis I disorders, & suicidal behaviour is complex, & varies between genders.