Year: 2004 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.161, no.7, (July 2004), p.1296-1298 SIEC No: 20050099

The authors prospectively examined associations between each DSM-IV borderline personality disorder criterion & suicidal behaviours. With self-injury criterion excluded, they found that the borderline personality disorder criteria of affective instability, identity disturbance, & impulsivity significantly predicted suicidal behaviours. However, only affective instability & childhood sexual abuse were significantly associated with suicide attempts (i.e., behaviour with some intent to die). (9 refs)