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Prevalence of Personality Disorders among the Hospitalized Patients at an Educational-Treatment Center in Kermanshah

Author(s): J. Shakeri | Kh. Sadeghi

Journal: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
ISSN 1735-4315

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 49;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: prevalence rate | personality disorders | mental disorders | comorbidity

Abstract Objectives: The purpose of the present study was to examine the comorbidity of personality disorders with mental disorders that are focus of clinical attention. Method: 203 hospitalized patients (124 male and 79 female) at the psychiatric ward of Farabi Educational-Treatment Center in Kermanshah were selected from an available sample as the subjects of the study. A symptom check list was used to review the patients' psychiatric symptoms based on DSM- IV diagnostic criteria. Findings:  67.5% of subjects were found to suffer from co-existing personality disorders. Some of the most common dually diagnosed disorders were as follow: schizoid personality disorder with schizophrenia (25.8%), paranoid personality disorder with psychosis (48.3%), narcissistic personality disorder with bipolar (38%), borderline personality disorder with major depression (61.2%), and antisocial personality disorder with drug- dependency (29.5%). Moreover, personality disorders were found to be more prevalent among the following groups of subjects: women, literate, younger, unemployed, third born or younger children of the family, patients whose parents were relatives, patients with personal or family history of psychiatric disorders, and subjects in higher socio-economic classes.   
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