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Managing Suicide Risk in Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

Managing Suicide Risk in Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

  May 01, 2012 | By Robert J. Gregory, MD Patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are often high users of health care and may present with multiple crises and minor incidents of self-harm or threats.1 As with the boy who cried wolf, inpatient consultants and health care providers may end up feeling manipulated and may not take suicide risk very seriously. CASE VIGNETTE Ms A, a 22-year-old, was brought to the emergency department (ED) by ambulance; she had overdosed…

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