Title

Suicide Ideas: Relationship to Personality Disorders on the MCMI

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-1992

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The relationship of suicide to depression has been documented, but fewer data have been gathered on the relationship between suicide and personality disorders. A recent, well-validated instrument, the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI), identifies personality disorders as well as clinical syndromes, but has not yet been used for identifying suicidal individuals. To determine this relationship, 36 drug and alcohol inpatients and 212 undergraduates completed the MCMI and the Suicidal Behaviors Questionnaire. A stepwise multiple regression for both groups combined indicated that MCMI scales of Passive Aggressive-Negativistic, Dysthymia, and Paranoid accounted for a significant amount of variance in suicidality.

Publication Title

Death Studies

Volume

16

Issue

4

First Page

371

Last Page

375