The present study aimed to investigate clinical, demographic and follow-up features of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in Turkey.
Among 738 in-patients consecutively admitted to a university psychiatric clinic, we attempted to trace 75 patients diagnosed with BPD according to DSM-III-R criteria 2-to 4-years after their index discharge.
Of 61 patients who could be traced, 2 had committed suicide and 45 were included in a follow-up study.
A semi-structured interview confirmed the previous diagnosis in all but two patients.
The mean Global Assessment Scale score of the follow-up sample showed a 13.4% increase during the follow-up interval.
Affective disorders were concomitantly diagnosed in 76.7% of the BPD patients, and the lifetime prevalence rate for this diagnostic category was estimated at 100%. Substances abuse disorder emerged as the second common Axis I diagnosis.
The data obtained in the present study were in agreement with findings of previous studies on BPD conducted mostly in Western countries.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble personnalité, Borderline état limite, Evolution, Etude longitudinale, Turquie, Asie, Symptomatologie, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Personality disorder, Borderline, Evolution, Follow up study, Turkey, Asia, Symptomatology, Epidemiology, Human
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Cote : 97-0156448
Code Inist : 002B18C09. Création : 21/05/1997.