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Personality Disorder Symptoms and Suicidality

Title: Personality Disorder Symptoms and Suicidality: Low Desire and High Plans for Suicide in Military Inpatients and Outpatients.
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Name(s): Chu, Carol, author
Buchman-Schmitt, Jennifer M, author
Joiner, Thomas E, author
Rudd, M David, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Text
Date Issued: 2017-04-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study characterizes the personality disorder (PD) symptoms of patients who endorse a perplexing combination of low desire and high plans for suicide. Five PD (antisocial, narcissistic, borderline, dependent, avoidant) symptoms were examined at the junction of two suicide risk factors: (a) suicidal desire/ideation and (b) resolved plans/preparations. Participants (N = 250) were recruited from U.S. Army Medical Center affiliated sites, including two outpatient clinics, an inpatient facility, and an emergency room. Self-report measures of PD and suicide symptoms were administered. The interaction of desire and plans was entered into multiple regression equations predicting PD symptoms. Patients endorsing low desire and high plans for suicide reported significantly more antisocial and narcissistic symptoms and fewer borderline, avoidant, and dependent PD symptoms. These findings support the existence of patients who endorse suicide plans in the absence of strong suicidal desire and suggest that they display antisocial and narcissistic personality characteristics. Future directions and clinical implications are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_26959962 (IID), 10.1521/pedi_2016_30_241 (DOI), PMC5311028 (PMCID), 26959962 (RID), 26959962 (EID)
Grant Number: T32 MH093311
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5311028.
Subject(s): Adult
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Military Personnel/psychology
Outpatients/psychology
Personality Disorders/complications
Personality Disorders/diagnosis
Suicide/psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_26959962
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of personality disorders.
1943-2763
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 31

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Chu, C., Buchman-Schmitt, J. M., Joiner, T. E., & Rudd, M. D. (2017). Personality Disorder Symptoms and Suicidality: Low Desire and High Plans for Suicide in Military Inpatients and Outpatients. Journal Of Personality Disorders. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_26959962