Funding for this project was provided by National Institute of Mental Health grant K23 MH069904 to Shirley Yen. Support was also provided by a Brain and Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Young Investigator Grant to Edward Selby, with support from the Families for Borderline Personality Disorder Research.
Six-Month Trajectory of Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder
Article first published online: 23 SEP 2013
© 2013 The American Association of Suicidology
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume 44, Issue 1, pages 89–100, February 2014
How to Cite
Selby, E. A. and Yen, S. (2014), Six-Month Trajectory of Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder. Suicide and Life-Threat Behavi, 44: 89–100. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12057
- Issue published online: 11 FEB 2014
- Article first published online: 23 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Received: 23 JAN 2013
- National Institute of Mental Health. Grant Number: K23 MH069904
- Brain and Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD
Few studies have longitudinally examined suicidal ideation in those with adolescent-onset borderline personality disorder (BPD). The current study aimed to examine the trajectory of suicidal ideation in adolescents with BPD longitudinally over 6 months, with follow-ups at 2, 4, and 6 months posthospitalization for elevated suicide risk. Results indicated that the BPD group exhibited a greater decrease in suicidal ideation in the months following hospitalization than those without a BPD diagnosis. The findings of this study indicated that suicidal ideation in adolescents with BPD is not stable, and although ideation may decrease quickly after hospitalization, regular assessment of ideation is recommended.