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
JAMA and Archives Journals

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:

(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... Dr. Christie Prendergast, notable Aesthetic ... , The Haute Beauty Network, well known for their exclusivity, and luxurious ... and our newest addition to the Haute Living partnership. , Haute Beauty ...
(Date:2/12/2019)... CHURCH, Va. (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2019 ... ... of Change, **An interactive workshop from FDAnews and Ombu Enterprises**, Feb. 19-20, 2019, ... Medical Device Risk Management: Prepare for the Winds of Change on Jan. 22 ...
(Date:2/12/2019)... ... , ... Attorney Harry Nelson , a leading expert on America’s healthcare ... has pledged to donate $1-million from the online sales of his soon-to-be-released new book, ... charities across America in 2019, according to Nelson. , Proceeds will be initially ...
(Date:2/12/2019)... ... February 12, 2019 , ... ... to increase patient satisfaction, improve patient retention, and reduce patient outmigration for attendees ... 11-14. HIMSS provides Surgical Theater with a great venue to highlight the ...
(Date:2/11/2019)... ... February 11, 2019 , ... Z-Medica, LLC, a ... announced today the appointment of nationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon and researcher, Vinod Thourani, ... Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine and the Chairman of Cardiac Surgery ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... February 13, 2019 , ... Rowdy Prebiotic Foods ... line at Natural Products Expo West from March 6-8, 2019. Rowdy ... #8111. , The Sunflower Butter N’ Berries bar features fresh bursts ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... ... ... Believer or non-believer, the story of Noah’s Ark is the greatest animal rescue ... The animals became fruitful and multiplied, roaming the earth with us humans and enriching ... this earth in the form of animal rescuers. Jamie Vaughan at the Maya Foundation ...
(Date:2/13/2019)... , ... February 13, 2019 , ... ... a definitive agreement to acquire Giles Gastroenterology Center, P.A. DBA Gastroenterology Specialists (“Gastroenterology ... Orlando. This marks Gastro Health’s second acquisition in the Central Florida market, after ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: