Personality disorders in first- and multiple-episode mania

@article{Dunayevich1996PersonalityDI,
  title={Personality disorders in first- and multiple-episode mania},
  author={Eduardo Dunayevich and Stephen M Strakowski and Kenji W. Sax and Michael T. Sorter and Brian J. Mcconville},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={64},
  pages={69-75}
}
We compared rates of DSM-III-R personality disorders in 33 first-episode and 26 multiple-episode bipolar patients. Patients were evaluated with the patient and personality disorders versions of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R. Significantly more multiple-episode patients (65%) met DSM-III-R criteria for a personality disorder than did first-episode patients (33%). Race was also associated with a diagnosis of a personality disorder. Personality disorders may be associated with… CONTINUE READING
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