Year: 2002 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.32, no.2, (Summer 2002), p.146-157 SIEC No: 20031258

The authors report a quasi-experimental investigation of an adaption of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with a group of suicial adolescents with borderline personality features. This group showed significantly fewer psychiatric hospitalizations during treatment & a higher rate of treatment completion than a treatment-as-usual group. There were no significant differences in the number of suicide attempts made during treatment. Implications for working with borderline personality patients are discussed. (44 refs)