Volume 8, Issue 1 (7-2002)                   IJPCP 2002, 8(1): 49-56 | Back to browse issues page

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Shakeri J, Sadeghi K. Prevalence of Personality Disorders among the Hospitalized Patients at an Educational-Treatment Center in Kermanshah. IJPCP. 2002; 8 (1) :49-56
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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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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/11/1

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