Suicide attempts in major depressed patients with personality disorder.

TitleSuicide attempts in major depressed patients with personality disorder.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsAmore M, Innamorati M, Di Vittorio C, Weinberg I, Turecki G, Sher L, Paris J, Girardi P, Pompili M
JournalSuicide Life Threat Behav
Date Published2014 Apr
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Aged, Comorbidity, Depressive Disorder, Major, Female, Humans, Interview, Psychological, Male, Middle Aged, Personality Disorders, Regression Analysis, Suicide, Attempted, Young Adult

Suicide attempters who met criteria for borderline personality disorder (BPD) comorbid with major depressive disorder (MDD) were compared to both suicide attempters suffering from MDD alone and to attempters with comorbid MDD and other personality disorders (PD). Participants were 239 (158 patients with comorbid PD and 81 patients with MDD without comorbidity) inpatients consecutively admitted after a suicide attempt made in the last 24 hours. Suicide attempters with comorbid MDD and BPD had more frequent previous suicide attempts and were more likely to have a history of aggressive behaviors and alcohol and drug use disorders compared with patients suffering from MDD without Axis II comorbidity.

Alternate JournalSuicide Life Threat Behav
PubMed ID24138208