Year: 2004 Source: Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita, v.40, no.4, (2004), p.475-483 SIEC No: 20052032

Personality disorders are a considerable risk factor for suicidal behaviour. In psychological autopsy studies, individuals with personality disorders are frequently found among suicide victims. Studies were identified from 1966-2004 dealing with suicide & the following areas of interest: borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, comorbidity, & risk factors for suicide in personality disorders. This overview showed that some personality disorders have a stronger link to suicide. (LC) (65 refs)