Epidemiology of personality disorders
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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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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.