Annual Agnes Goldberg Memorial symposium. , 1993/04/03.
This review of the literature on personality disorders in the elderly provides the basis for several conclusions : 1. Personality disorders are present in late life, and are often seen in conjunction with other Axis I disorders, in particular major depression.
Epidemiologic data reveal a decrease in the percent of diagnoses of personality disorders with age, although it is not clear how much of this decrease reflects actual changes in the presence of these disorders, and how much is influenced by diagnostic limitations.
Several longitudinal studies of personality disorders have shown overall stability or improvement in middle age.
Resultant beliefs that these disorders « burn out » or enter quiescent periods may have to be revised in light of statistical and clinical findings which point to a reemergence of certain personality disorders in late life.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble personnalité, Diagnostic, Epidémiologie, Article synthèse, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Personality disorder, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Review, Elderly, Human
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