Year: 2004 Source: Journal of Personality Disorders, v.18, no.3, (June 2004), p.215-225 SIEC No: 20100688

This article compares acute suicide ideation with chronic suicide ideation, specifically their different meanings, relationships with Axis I & Axis II disorders, intrapsychic functions, approaches to assessment, & interventions. The potential risks of acute hospitalization of the chronically suicidal borderline personality disorder patient are discussed as well as a longitudinal, multidimensional treatment strategy for the chronically suicidal individual. (30 refs.) JA