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Personality disorders in recent-onset bipolar disorder
journal contributionposted on 1990-01-01, 00:00 authored by S Pica, Jane Edwards, H J Jackson, R C Bell, G W Bates, R P Rudd
The frequency and types of DSM-III personality disorders (PDs) were investigated in a sample of 26 recent-onset bipolar-disordered (BD) patients. Results showed that 62% of BD patients had PDs according to the Structured Interview for DSM-III Personality Disorders (SIDP). The most frequently diagnosed PDs were the histrionic, borderline, passive-aggressive, and antisocial categories. A comparison between the BD patients and a sample of 35 recent-onset schizophrenic patients showed significant differences for two PDs. Schizotypal PD was more frequently diagnosed in the schizophrenic group, while the BD group had a higher frequency of histrionic PD. © 1990.