Current Psychiatry Reports

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 41–45

Epidemiology of personality disorders

Authors

  • Nicola Sater
    • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesJohns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  • Jack F. Samuels
    • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesJohns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  • O. Joseph Bienvenu
    • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesJohns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  • Gerald Nestadt
    • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesJohns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11920-001-0071-5

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Sater, N., Samuels, J.F., Bienvenu, O.J. et al. Curr Psychiatry Rep (2001) 3: 41. doi:10.1007/s11920-001-0071-5
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Abstract

Epidemiology is concerned with the occurrence of disease in populations. Epidemiologic studies measure the prevalence and distribution of disorders, investigate questions of case definition, determine risk factors, and evaluate the natural history and consequences of disorders. This paper reviews and discusses empiric advances made over the past 2 years in the epidemiologic study of personality disorders.

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