Year: 2015 Source: Archives of Suicide Research.(2014).18(4):419-431. DOI:10.1080/13811118.2013.845122 SIEC No: 20150064

The objective of this study was to test whether suicide attempters and suicide gesturers can be clinically differentiated. Histrionic and antisocial personality disorders were risk factors specific to suicide gestures. Narcissistic personality disorder was specifically associated with suicide attempts. Borderline personality disorder was associated with both suicide gestures and attempts. A high level of impulsiveness was a risk factor specific to suicide attempts. Conclusion: Suicide attempters and suicide gesturers are two distinct, although partially overlapping, populations.