Personality Disorder Statistics — Out of the FOG

Personality Disorder Statistics — Out of the FOG

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Abstract:

How Common Are Personality Disorders

Study: Samuels et al., 2002 Crawford et al., 2005 Lenzenweger et al., 2007
Instrument Used: IPDE SCID-II IPDE
Sample Size: (742) (644) (5692)
-Paranoid 0.7% 5.1% 2.3%
-Schizoid 0.9% 1.7% 4.9%
-Schizotypal 0.6% 1.1% 3.3%
-Antisocial 4.1% 1.2% 1.0%
-Borderline 0.5% 3.9% 1.6%
-Histrionic 0.2% 0.9%
-Narcissistic 2.2%
-Avoidant 1.8% 6.4% 5.2%
-Dependent 0.1% 0.8% 0.6%
-Obsessive-Compulsive 4.7% 2.4%
PD Unspecified 1.6%
Any PD 9.0% 15.7% 9.1%

A number of studies have been conducted in recent years to determine the prevalence of personality disorders in the general US population.

According to a 2007 study, 9.1% of the US population (about 1 in 11 people) meet the DSM-IV criteria for a personality disorder. Two previous smaller surveys have estimated the percentage between 9.0% and 15.7%.

Sources:

  1. Lenzenweger et al, 2007 – DSM-IV personality disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication.
  2. Crawford et al. 2005 – Self-reported personality disorder in the children in the community sample: convergent and prospective validity in late adolescence and adulthood.
  3. Samuels et al, 2002 – Prevalence and correlates of personality disorders in a community sample
  4. National Institute of Health 2007 Article – National Survey Tracks Prevalence of Personality Disorders in U.S. Population

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