Personality disorder: a new global perspective

Peter Tyrer, Roger Mulder, Mike Crawford, Giles Newton-Howes, Erik Simonsen, David Ndetei, Nestor Koldobsky, Andrea Fossati, Joseph Mbatia, Barbara Barrett

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    Abstract

    Personality disorder is now being accepted as an important condition in mainstream psychiatry across the world. Although it often remains unrecognized in ordinary practice, research studies have shown it is common, creates considerable morbidity, is associated with high costs to services and to society, and interferes, usually negatively, with progress in the treatment of other mental disorders. We now have evidence that personality disorder, as currently classified, affects around 6% of the world population, and the differences between countries show no consistent variation. We are also getting increasing evidence that some treatments, mainly psychological, are of value in this group of disorders. What is now needed is a new classification that is of greater value to clinicians, and the WPA Section on Personality Disorders is currently undertaking this task.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftWorld Psychiatry
    Vol/bind9
    Udgave nummer1
    Sider (fra-til)56-60
    Antal sider5
    ISSN1723-8617
    StatusUdgivet - feb. 2010

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    Tyrer, P., Mulder, R., Crawford, M., Newton-Howes, G., Simonsen, E., Ndetei, D., Koldobsky, N., Fossati, A., Mbatia, J., & Barrett, B. (2010). Personality disorder: a new global perspective. World Psychiatry, 9(1), 56-60. http://www.wpanet.org/v1/publications/wpa-journal/wpa-02-2010.pdf