HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Alcoholics with a borderline personality disorder are at greatest risk for suicidal behavior

  • Compared to the general population, individuals with alcohol-use disorders (AUDs) have a significantly greater risk of suicide attempts.
  • New research examines the impact of all personality disorders (PDs) on the risk of a suicide attempt among individuals with AUDs.
  • Alcoholics with a borderline personality disorder and those who live alone are at highest risk.

Compared to the general population, individuals with alcohol-use disorders (AUDs) have a significantly greater risk of suicide attempts. Up to 40 percent of treatment-seeking patients with AUDs report having attempted suicide, which is six to 10 times greater than suicide attempts among the general population. In the May issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, researchers examine the impact of the full range of personality disorders (PDs) on the risk of a suicide attempt among individuals with AUDs, finding that those with co-occurring alcoholism and borderline PD have the highest risk.

"We knew from previous research that both alcohol dependence and personality disorders are significant risk factors for suicidal behavior," said Ulrich W. Preuss, assistant professor of psychiatry at Martin-Luther-University of Halle, Germany. "However, how each affects the other or interact together, this was not researched."

Kenneth R. Conner, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center, concurs. "There are meager data on the contribution of most personality disorders to attempted suicide among individuals treated intensively for alcohol dependence, a high-risk population," he said. "This study is highly unusual in that all of the current personality disorders were assessed using a credible research interview in a large alcohol-dependent sample."

Researchers recruited 376 (303 males, 73 females) inpatients from an alcohol-dependence treatment ward in Germany. All patients were 18 years of age o
'"/>


23-Apr-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Alcoholics Anonymous membership may decrease alcohol-related homicides
2. Alcoholics Anonymous and treatment seem to work best together
3. Therapy program export treats borderline personality disorder
4. Conservative surgery preserves fertility in women with borderline ovarian tumours
5. Borderline personality disorder shows improvements with intensive psychotherapy
6. Combination of personality traits increases risk for heart disease
7. Decision-making impairment appears greater in alcoholics with coexisting personality disorders
8. Extreme personality poses risk of ADHD, conduct disorder
9. Omega 3 fatty acids influence mood, impulsivity and personality, study indicates
10. Brain structure associated with fear inhibition also may influence personality
11. Problem gamblers share personality profiles of substance abusers

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/23/2019)... Ariz. (PRWEB) , ... March 22, 2019 , ... ... company providing nutrition and lifestyle solutions, is celebrating 17 years of business and ... in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada while supplies last, the meal ...
(Date:3/23/2019)... ... March 22, 2019 , ... Smith Land & Improvement Corporation ... on Saturday, April 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Nine health and fitness ... healthy food samples, games, and giveaways for every age. , “We are proud ...
(Date:3/20/2019)... , ... March 20, 2019 , ... ... systems are being developed with Wi-Fi connectivity to allow portable devices to be ... and hypertension monitoring, glucose monitoring, and other wearable devices for home healthcare require ...
(Date:3/20/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... March 20, 2019 , ... In the ... day, the staff at Chapel of the Flowers had a very special project that ... the world participated in the annual Walk-For-Wishes for Southern Nevada. , Chapel of ...
(Date:3/20/2019)... ... March 20, 2019 , ... Many ... the way for safe clinical testing. , A recent publication in the Journal ... by Nanorx Inc. that has shown promising results for the reversal of aging. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/20/2019)... ... March 20, 2019 , ... 1888 Mills is announcing ... odor protection technology – that will keep fabrics fresher and clean smelling longer. ... marketed through multiple brand offerings, such as the 1888 Mills’ new Freshee™ line, ...
(Date:3/20/2019)... OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) , ... March 20, ... ... researchers may be able to predict which lung cancer patients will respond to ... Intelligence . , Platinum-based chemotherapy is typically the first-line treatment of advanced-stage non–small ...
(Date:3/20/2019)... ... 2019 , ... A Palestinian woman’s life has been saved thanks to the expert care of ... Israeli doctor who helped save her was once rescued by her family when he was ... Eitan was traveling with his son and made a wrong turn into a Palestinian village ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: