HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Patients with alcohol and drug use disorders more likely to have personality disorders

CHICAGO The prevalence of personality disorders among patients with alcohol and drug use disorders is significant in the United States population, according to an article in the April issue of The Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Very little information is available on the co-occurrence of different personality disorders (PDs) and alcohol and drug use disorders in the U.S. population, according to background information in the article. Therefore, Bridget F. Grant, Ph.D., of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Bethesda, Md., and colleagues investigated this issue. The researchers used data collected during interviews conducted as part of the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (n=43,093). Respondents to the survey were 18 years and older, and lived in the United States.

The prevalence rates of any alcohol or drug use disorder for the previous year were 8.5 percent, and 2.0 percent, respectively. The researchers found that among individuals with a current alcohol use disorder, 28.6 percent had at least 1 PD, and 47.7 percent of those with a current drug use disorder had at least 1 PD. PDs and alcohol and drug use disorders were significantly associated, the researchers write. Individuals with alcohol use disorders were almost five times as likely to have antisocial PD or histrionic PD, and were three times as likely to have a dependent PD. Individuals with drug use disorders were 11 times more likely to have antisocial PD and dependent PD, and eight times as likely to have histrionic PD.

The researchers also found that associations between obsessive-compulsive, histrionic, schizoid, and antisocial PDs and specific alcohol and drug use disorders were significantly stronger among women than men, whereas the association between dependent PD and drug dependence were significantly greater among men than women.

"The co-occurrence of PD
'"/>

Contact: Ann Bradley
301-443-3860
JAMA and Archives Journals
5-Apr-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Patients newly diagnosed with HIV are more likely to enter outpatient care with case management
2. Patients with cancer have highly increased risk for blood clots
3. Patients with previous heart attacks may not benefit from pacemaker implant
4. Patients with cancer detected on screening mammography undergo less toxic treatment
5. Patients with moderate or severe hand dermatitis responsive to drug therapy
6. Patients with abdominal trauma at risk for intra-abdominal infections following surgery
7. Patients who are intubated prior to hospital arrival fare worse find Pitt researchers
8. Patients undergoing weight loss surgery have high rates of H pylori bacteria
9. Patients with chronic sinus do not necessarily develop antibiotic resistance
10. Plastic surgeons honor Patients of Courage overcoming difficult obstacles, inspiring others
11. Patients with severe depression improve using guidelines developed by UT Southwestern researchers

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/11/2018)... ... ... Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital will make a broader commitment to ensuring ... perspective on care. At its core, this perspective focuses on ways to improve health ... or setting at the right cost. Mark Douglas "Doug" Baker, M.D., will focus on ...
(Date:8/11/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... August 11, 2018 , ... ... of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Executive of the Year-Business category in ... world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and ...
(Date:8/9/2018)... ... August 09, 2018 , ... Lyme disease is one of ... skyrocketing to an estimated 329,000 – a 25-fold increase since surveillance began in 1982. ... can be found all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Yet, Lyme and ...
(Date:8/9/2018)... ... August 09, 2018 , ... ... medication adherence monitoring with Smart-pill bottle and mobile applications, DoseSmart announced today ... Orchard. , The DoseSmart medication management and medication adherence platform helps hospitals ...
(Date:8/9/2018)... ... August 09, 2018 , ... ... Coover and the company’s independent distributors, customers, and employees, the newly established ... fundraising, exceeding the $2 million goal. 100 percent of the donations will fund ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/11/2018)... ... 10, 2018 , ... US Capital Global has been retained by ... round. Carepoynt is an emerging leader in the digital health field. The company is ... engaging healthcare ecosystem. , Headquartered in San Francisco, US Capital Global is a full-service ...
(Date:8/9/2018)... ... August 09, 2018 , ... Autism is a developmental disorder affecting more than ... is, (approximately 1 in 68 people have the disorder), chances are you know someone ... teach a child with autism methods of communication and tactics to interact with others. ...
(Date:8/7/2018)... ... August 07, 2018 , ... Commissioner Gottlieb’s FDA:, Analysis of First ... – 3:00 p.m. ET, http://www.fdanews.com/commissionergottliebsfda , Under Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, changes ... have benefited, some may have gotten hurt. , And Gottlieb is just getting started. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: