Personality and substance use disorders in young adults.

  title={Personality and substance use disorders in young adults.},
  author={Paul F Moran and Carolyn Coffey and Anthony Mann and John B Carlin and George C. Patton},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
BACKGROUND There have been no studies of the co-occurrence of personality and substance use disorders in young community-dwelling adults. AIMS To examine the association between DSM-IV personality disorders and substance use disorders in a large representative sample of young community-dwelling participants. METHOD Young Australian adults (n=1520, mean age=24.1 years) were interviewed to determine the prevalence of substance use disorders; 1145 also had an assessment for personality… CONTINUE READING
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