Assessing personality disorders in a national mental health survey

@article{Hons2005AssessingPD,
  title={Assessing personality disorders in a national mental health survey},
  author={Terry J. Lewin BCom Hons and Tim Slade and FRCPsych Gavin Andrews and FRCPC FRANZCP Vaughan J. Carr and MB ChBFRANZCPCharlesW.Hornabrook},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={40},
  pages={87-98}
}
The lack of established brief Personality Disorder (PD) screening instruments may account for the absence of PD data from previous national mental health surveys. This paper documents the measurement of PD in a large Australian survey, with a particular focus on the characteristics of the screening instrument and the consequences of its mode of administration and scoring. PD was assessed in the 1997 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (N=10,641 adults) using the 59-item… CONTINUE READING
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