Year: 1999 Source: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999. p.311-331 SIEC No: 19990270

Borderline personality disorder is one of two DSM-IV diagnoses for which suicidality is a criterion. This chapter highlights the distinctive features of suicidality in borderline personality disorder. A review of the epidemiological data in conjunction with an explanation of the unique interpersonal dynamics of suicidality in borderline personality disorder will provide a framework for the assessment of immediate suicide risk & a foundation for the treatment of both acute & chronic suicidality.