Suicide and Parasuicide in Borderline Personality Disorder: Evidence-Based Strategies for Diagnosis and Treatment
Suicide and parasuicide are prominent features in BPD. Although both are briefly described in the same diagnostic criteria, they are distinctly different clinical phenomena and require different treatment approaches.
Mastering the skill of Suicide Risk Assessment is one of the ways of preventing suicide and allowing intervention at an early stage, before the continuum between the first suicidal thought and the decision to complete suicide has been finalised. Suicide is difficult to predict but it is preventable.