Year: 2008 Source: Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, v.30, no.1, (March 2008), p.1-9 SIEC No: 20100531

This study examined whether symptoms of borderline personality disorder mediate the relationship between externalizing disorders & suicide-related behaviors. Diagnostic interviews were administered to 344 participants (233 women). Results indicate symptoms of antisocial personality disorder, alcohol use disorders, & drug use disorders each were significantly associated with suicide threats & self-injurious behaviour in women. Symptoms of antisocial personality disorder were associated with suicide attempts in women. With the exception of the association between symptoms of alcohol dependence & self-injurious behaviours, borderline personality disorder symptoms mediated or partially mediated all associations between externalizing disorders & suicide-related behaviours in women. (52 refs.) JA