Impact of axis II comorbidity on the course of bipolar illness in men: a retrospective chart review.

@article{Kay2002ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of axis II comorbidity on the course of bipolar illness in men: a retrospective chart review.},
  author={Joanne H Kay and Lori L. Altshuler and Joseph Ventura and Jim Mintz},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  year={2002},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={237-42}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the presence of comorbid personality disorder influences the course of bipolar illness. METHODS Fifty-two euthymic male bipolar I out-patients were assessed using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R Personality Disorders (SCID II). Bipolar patients with an axis II diagnosis were compared with those without an axis II diagnosis on retrospectively obtained demographic, clinical and course of illness variables. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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