Editorial: Case reports in personality disorders


Data from Waves 1 and 2 of the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions suggest that, in the United States, approximately 15% of the adult population suffers from at least one personality disorder (PD) (1). PDs are pervasive patterns of interior and behavioral experience that stray from cultural and individual expectations, leading to an impairment in self-functioning (identity and self-direction) and interpersonal functioning (empathy and intimacy) (2). These patterns manifest themselves in different areas like cognition, affectivity, interpersonal functioning and impulse control. PDs are characterized by the persistence of these traits over time, and in different situations. PDs are of great social impact for their high prevalence (the burden on psychiatric services is approximately 10%) (3) and high mortality, often due to suicide (4). [Excerpt]






Massimiliano Beghi
Michele SanzaMichele Sanza

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Beghi, M., & Sanza, M. (2024). Editorial: Case reports in personality disorders. Frontiers in Psychiatry 15, 1358775. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2024.1358775



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