Year: 1994 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.151, no.7, (July 1994), p.1055-1052 SIEC No: 19950453

The prevalence of DSM-III personality disorders was estimated in a sample of 810 adults. The comorbidity & potential consequences of these disorders were also investigated. Semi-structured interviews were used. The prevalence of personality disorders was 5.9%. Men had higher rates than women, & subjects who were separated or divorced had the highest rates. Subjects with personality disorders were significantly more likely to have suicidal thoughts & attempts & more life events in the past year.