Suicide attempts in major depressed patients with personality disorder

Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2014 Apr;44(2):155-66. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12059. Epub 2013 Oct 19.


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.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Comorbidity
  • Depressive Disorder, Major* / complications
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Interview, Psychological
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Personality Disorders* / complications
  • Regression Analysis
  • Suicide, Attempted / psychology*
  • Young Adult