Year: 1998 Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, v.15, no.4, (July-August 1998), p.353-356 SIEC No: 19980982

The prevalence & relevance of a positive suicide attempt history among 103 subjects who had entered a substance abuse program & participated in a study of personality was examined. 20 subjects had a positive suicide attempt history. Women were more likely to attempt suicide. Attempters were more likely to have additional psychiatric diagnoses. Attempters had significantly higher neuroticism & borderline scores. Impulse dysregulation may predispose this group to more severe addictions. (20 refs.)