Depressed multiple-suicide attempters—A high-risk phenotype.

Conclusion: Our data suggest that multiple-suicide attempters require careful evaluation as their behavior can have serious medical consequences. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)
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A discrete, specific diagnosis of suicidal behavior disorder is included inDSM-5 Section III, which contains “conditions for further study.” Such a diagnosis could be enormously clinically useful, helping to identify at-risk patients for treatment and aiding in research on suicide, according to former APA President Maria A. Oquendo, M.D., Ph.D. (pictured at left), chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and a director on the National Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She was the chair and a presenter at the Tuesday Annual Meeting...
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Conclusion It is clear that clinically, there is still much to be learnt about alexithymia and its relationship with a range of related phenomena. Firstly, is alexithymia a continuous and stable trait independent of psychological or somatic symptomology that is developed during childhood? Or is it instead a reactive state induced by trauma and distress at any age, which serves to defend against intense and upsetting emotions? This impacts on treatment options. For example, should we be focussing on early childhood interventions which target the child's emotional environment and parenting to encourage emotional exp...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
U.S. veterans are at increased risk for suicide compared to their civilian counterparts and account for approximately 20% of all deaths by suicide. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality features (BPF) have each been associated wit...
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Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: Journal of Psychiatric ResearchAuthor(s): Kibby McMahon, Nicolas Hoertel, Hugo Peyre, Carlos Blanco, Caitlin Fang, Frédéric LimosinAbstractLimited literature suggests that there may be age-related differences in borderline personality disorder (BPD) symptom expression. The present study used item response theory (IRT) methods to examine whether there are age differences in the likelihood of endorsing DSM-IV symptoms of BPD, when equating for levels of BPD symptom severity. Data were drawn from a nationally representative survey of adults in the US (nā...
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Patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are known to present frequently in emergency rooms, and they have a high rate of suicide. The mortality rate of patients with BPD is still unclear. The Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register and The...
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This study aims to further identify which DSM-5 BPD criteria are independently related to violence, using data from National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Relat...
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Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) features are common in patients with eating disorders (ED), yet little is known regarding the clinical presentation of ED patients who present with NSSI with and without BPD. The current study compared self-injurious, female ED inpatients with (n = 98; NSSI+BPD) and without BPD (n = 45; NSSI-only) on different self-reported clinical features. Results suggest that ED patients with NSSI+BPD differ from those with NSSI-only with regard to frequency of suicidal ideation, alcohol, drug or medication abuse, internalizing/externalizing psychopathology, inte...
Source: Psychologica Belgica - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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