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Personality disorders and disorders of adult behavior

Section edited by Wei Wang

This section covers a broad range of personality disorders and topics of interest include, but are not limited to, psychological assessment, associations among social roles, personality, and physical and mental health, and cognitive functions.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Agitation is a common manifestation of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia which includes symptoms ranging from inner tension and unease to violence and aggression. Much of the existing literature has focused o...

    Authors: Jenna Roberts, Alfredo Gracia Canales, Sophee Blanthorn-Hazell, Anca Craciun Boldeanu and Davneet Judge

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:104

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    In the Republic of Ireland, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a feature of approximately 11–20% of clinical presentations to outpatient clinics within mental health services. These estimates are similar...

    Authors: Daniel Flynn, Mary Kells, Mary Joyce, Catalina Suarez and Conall Gillespie

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:51

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:123

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    Evidence suggests that nearly half of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) do not achieve an adequate response to antidepressant treatments (ADTs), which impacts patients’ functioning, quality of life...

    Authors: Rajnish Mago, Andrea Fagiolini, Emmanuelle Weiller and Catherine Weiss

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2018 18:33

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    Alexithymia is characterised by difficulties identifying and describing emotions. Few studies have investigated how alexithymia influences decision-making under different conditions (ambiguity and risk). This ...

    Authors: Lei Zhang, Xue Wang, Yu Zhu, Hongchen Li, Chunyan Zhu, Fengqiong Yu and Kai Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:378

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Smartphones are becoming increasingly indispensable in everyday life for most undergraduates in China, and this has been associated with problematic use or addiction. The aim of the current study was to invest...

    Authors: Baifeng Chen, Fei Liu, Shushu Ding, Xia Ying, Lele Wang and Yufeng Wen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:341

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    Current guidelines recommend referral to highly specialized care for patients with severe personality disorders. However, criteria for allocation to highly specialized care are not clearly defined. The aim of ...

    Authors: M. Goorden, E. M. C. Willemsen, C. A. M. Bouwmans-Frijters, J. J. V. Busschbach, M. J. Noomx, C. M. van der Feltz-Cornelis, C. A. Uyl-de Groot and L. Hakkaart-van Roijen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:317

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    Prison is an extremely stressful environment and prisoners have an increasing risk of suffering from alexithymia. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the prevalence and associated factors of alexithymia amo...

    Authors: Li Chen, Linna Xu, Weimin You, Xiaoyan Zhang and Nanpeng Ling

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:287

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    Understandings of personal recovery have emerged as an alternative framework to traditional ideas of clinical progression, or symptom remission, in clinical practice. Most research in this field has focussed o...

    Authors: Andrew Shepherd, Caroline Sanders and Jenny Shaw

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:282

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    Impulsivity is involved in numerous psychiatric and addictive disorders, as well as in risky behaviors. The UPPS-P scale highlights five complementary impulsivity constructs (i.e., positive urgency, negative u...

    Authors: Ghada Bteich, Djamal Berbiche and Yasser Khazaal

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:244

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    The overall aim of this study is to present descriptive data regarding the treated prevalence of nine common psychiatric and substance use disorders in the first Primary Care Registry (PCR) in Sweden: Major De...

    Authors: Jan Sundquist, Henrik Ohlsson, Kristina Sundquist and Kenneth S. Kendler

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:235

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  11. Content type: Debate

    According to several studies, the onset of the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) depends on the combination between genetic and environmental factors (GxE), in particular between biological vulnerabilities...

    Authors: Nadia Cattane, Roberta Rossi, Mariangela Lanfredi and Annamaria Cattaneo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:221

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    Patients with personality disorders commonly exhibit impairment in psychosocial function that persists over time even with diagnostic remission. Further causal knowledge may help to identify and assess factors...

    Authors: Ole Klungsøyr, Bjørnar Antonsen and Theresa Wilberg

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:210

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Trauma-related disorders and personality disorders are prevalent in survivors of chronic childhood trauma and neglect. Both conditions have serious consequences for patients, their families, society and public...

    Authors: Sanne Swart, Marleen Wildschut, Nel Draijer, Willemien Langeland and Jan H. Smit

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:173

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    Schizotypal personality disorder (SPD) is linked to schizophrenia in terms of shared genetics, biological markers and phenomenological characteristics. In the current study, we aimed to determine whether the p...

    Authors: Yikang Zhu, Yunxiang Tang, Tianhong Zhang, Hui Li, Yingying Tang, Chunbo Li, Xingguang Luo, Yongguang He, Zheng Lu and Jijun Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:48

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Current categorical classification of personality disorders has been criticized for overlooking the dimensional nature of personality and that it may miss some sub-threshold personality disturbances of clinica...

    Authors: Max Karukivi, Tero Vahlberg, Kalle Horjamo, Minna Nevalainen and Jyrki Korkeila

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:16

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    People in treatment for substance use disorder commonly have comorbid personality disorders, including antisocial personality disorder. Little is known about treatments that specifically address comorbid antis...

    Authors: Birgitte Thylstrup, Sidsel Schrøder, Mats Fridell and Morten Hesse

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:7

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The growing interest in problematic hoarding as an independent clinical condition has led to the development of the Saving Inventory-Revised (SI-R) to assess hoarding phenomenology. The SI-R is one of the most...

    Authors: Siau Pheng Lee, Clarissa Ong, Vathsala Sagayadevan, Rebecca Ong, Edimansyah Abdin, Susan Lim, Janhavi Vaingankar, Louisa Picco, Swapna Verma, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:364

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is an under-researched mental disorder. Systematic reviews and policy documents identify ASPD as a priority area for further treatment research because of the scarcity of...

    Authors: Anthony Bateman, Jennifer O’Connell, Nicolas Lorenzini, Tessa Gardner and Peter Fonagy

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:304

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    Cultural and personality factors might contribute to the clinical differences of psychiatric patients all over the world including China. One cultural oriented Chinese Adjective Descriptors of Personality (CAD...

    Authors: Hongying Fan, Qisha Zhu, Guorong Ma, Chanchan Shen, Bingren Zhang and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:302

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