23. The Epidemiology of Personality Disorders: Findings, Methods and Concepts

  1. Ming T. Tsuang4,5,
  2. Mauricio Tohen6,7 and
  3. Peter B. Jones8
  1. Michael J. Lyons1,
  2. Beth A. Jerskey2 and
  3. Margo R. Genderson3

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976739.ch23

Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition

Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Lyons, M. J., Jerskey, B. A. and Genderson, M. R. (2011) The Epidemiology of Personality Disorders: Findings, Methods and Concepts, in Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition (eds M. T. Tsuang, M. Tohen and P. B. Jones), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470976739.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Center for Behavioral Genomics, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla CA 92039, USA

  2. 5

    Harvard Institute of Psychiatric Epidemiology & Genetics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

  3. 6

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio, USA

  4. 7

    Division of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7526 Louis Pasteur Drive, San Antonio TX 78229-3900, USA

  5. 8

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Box 189, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Harvard Institute of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Genetics, 64 Cummington Street, Boston MA 02215, USA

  2. 2

    Instructor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research), Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence RI 02912, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470694671

Online ISBN: 9780470976739

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Keywords:

  • epidemiology of personality disorders - findings, methods and concepts;
  • third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-III) - personality disorders (PDs) assigned their own axis (axis II) in diagnostic nomenclature;
  • personality traits, fourth edition of the DSM - enduring patterns of perceiving, relating to and thinking about environment and oneself;
  • Zimmerman and Coryell's rates of DSM-III PDs - assessed with Structured Interview for DSM-III Personality Disorders (SIDP);
  • community studies of prevalence - of any personality disorder;
  • paranoid personality disorder - a ‘pervasive distrust and suspiciousness of others, motives interpreted as malevolent’;
  • antisocial personality disorder - feature of APD, a ‘pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others’;
  • prevalence of cluster B personality disorder;
  • obsessive–compulsive PD - a pervasive pattern of preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism and mental and interpersonal control;
  • models of personality disorder - clinicians using DSM-IV, deciding whether a patient meets criteria for one or more PDs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Substantive findings

  • Course, prognosis and developmental issues

  • Treated prevalence

  • Prevalence of specific personality disorders

  • Antisocial personality disorder

  • Conceptual issues

  • Models of personality disorder

  • Methodological issues

  • Future directions

  • References