Personality disorders in alcoholics and drug addicts.

  title={Personality disorders in alcoholics and drug addicts.},
  author={Cornelis H C Dejong and Wim van den Brink and F M Harteveld and E G van der Wielen},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  volume={34 2},
This report examines the prevalence of personality disorders among hospitalized alcoholics and polydrug addicts and the extent and nature of the overlap between different axis II disorders. Subjects were 178 alcoholics admitted to a diagnostic unit of an addiction treatment institute and 86 polydrug addicts admitted to the therapeutic community of the same institute. Substance abuse was diagnosed according to DSM-III-R, and patients were assessed with the Structured Interview for DSM-III… CONTINUE READING

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