Personality disorder and dimension differences between type A and type B substance abusers.

@article{Ball1998PersonalityDA,
  title={Personality disorder and dimension differences between type A and type B substance abusers.},
  author={Samuel A. Ball and Henry R. Kranzler and Howard Tennen and James C Poling and Bruce James Rounsaville},
  journal={Journal of personality disorders},
  year={1998},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={1-12}
}
Substance abuse subtype differences in DSM-IV personality disorders and normal personality dimensions were evaluated in 370 inpatient and outpatient alcohol, cocaine, and opiate abusers. The Type A/Type B distinction was replicated, with Type B substance abusers exhibiting more premorbid risk factors, more severe substance abuse, and greater psychosocial impairment. As predicted, compared to Type A, Type B were more commonly diagnosed with, and had more severe symptoms of, all personality… CONTINUE READING
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