Prevalence of axis II comorbidity in bipolar patients with and without alcohol use disorders.

@article{Kay1999PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of axis II comorbidity in bipolar patients with and without alcohol use disorders.},
  author={Joanne H Kay and Lori L. Altshuler and Joseph Ventura and Jim Mintz},
  journal={Annals of clinical psychiatry : official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists},
  year={1999},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={187-95}
}
OBJECTIVE This study sought to determine the prevalence of comorbid personality disorder in euthymic bipolar I patients. METHOD Sixty-one outpatients were assessed using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R Personality Disorders (SCID II) and/or the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire-Revised (PDQ-R). RESULTS Thirty-eight percent of bipolar patients met criteria for an Axis II diagnosis based on the SCID II. Bipolar subjects with a history of comorbid alcohol use disorder were… CONTINUE READING