Year: 2002 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.6, no.2, (2002), p.123-133 SIEC No: 20021346

Examines the frequency & type of personality disorder traits relevant to suicidal behavior. Suicide completers, suicide attempters, depressed natural deaths, & nondepressed natural deaths are compared. Suicide completers are found to display significant elevations in narcissistic, histronic, & borderline personality traits. Suicide attempters display significant elevations on paranoid, avoidant, schizotypal, dependent, & borderline personality traits. More specific traits are discussed. (39 refs)