Comorbidity of Personality Disorders and Somatization Disorder: A Meta-analytic Review

  title={Comorbidity of Personality Disorders and Somatization Disorder: A Meta-analytic Review},
  author={Robert F. Bornstein and Stephanie H. Gold},
  journal={Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment},
Meta-analysis of studies assessing the comorbidity of somatization disorder (SD) with one or more personality disorders (PDs) revealed that-contrary to the assertions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th edition, text revision)-SD co-occurs with the majority of Axis II PDs. Although comorbidity effect sizes (rs) linking SD with paranoid PD and obsessive-compulsive PD were small, effect sizes for antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, histrionic, avoidant, and… 
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