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Resultat
Doktorgradsavhandling
2017

Personality Disorders in Adolescent Outpatients: a Cross-sectional Study of Prevalence, Comorbidity and Quality of Life

Bidragsytere:
  • Hans Ole Korsgaard

Utgiver/serie

Utgiver

Universitetet i Oslo

Om resultatet

Doktorgradsavhandling
Publiseringsår: 2017
Antall sider: 107
ISBN: 978-82-8333-336-7

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Psykiatri, barnepsykiatri

Emneord

Personlighetspsykiatri • Ungdom og rus • Ungdom og psykisk helse • Personlighetsforstyrrelser

Fagfelt (NPI)

Fagfelt: Psykiatri
- Fagområde: Medisin og helsefag

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Personality Disorders in Adolescent Outpatients: a Cross-sectional Study of Prevalence, Comorbidity and Quality of Life

Sammendrag

Personality disorders (PDs) are defined as enduring and maladaptive patterns of experiencing, coping, and relating to others. PDs may be diagnosed in adolescents, and research supports the assumption that pathological personality traits emerge at an early age and are related to health-risk behaviors in adolescence as well as young adulthood In the present dissertation, the prevalence of PDs and comorbid psychiatric disorders were investigated in adolescents who were referred to a general service child and adolescent outpatient clinic. The sample consisted of 153 adolescents. A PD prevalence of 21.6% was found. As in adults, impaired quality of life was strongly associated with the number of PD symptoms. ADHD, conduct disorder, antisocial personality disorder and substance use disorders were equally prevalent in both genders. In girls with ADHD, antisocial and borderline PDs were significantly more frequent than in boys with ADHD. The study indicates that diagnosing PDs in adolescents is feasible and clinically relevant. Doing so would honor the severity and duration of the symptoms that a substantial number of referred adolescents present with, and facilitate adequately tailored help for young patients often in need of long-term case management and therapeutic interventions.

Bidragsytere

Hans Ole Korsgaard

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Det medisinske fakultet ved Universitetet i Oslo
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