Volume 22, Issue 1 (Spring 2014)                   Sci J Hamadan Nurs Midwifery Fac 2014, 22(1): 15-20 | Back to browse issues page

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Rahimi A, Porrahimi M, Ahmadpanah M, Shamsaei F, Torabian S. Comorbid personality disorders in patients with bipolar I disorder after treatment of manic phase. Sci J Hamadan Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2014; 22 (1) :15-20
URL: http://nmj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1212-en.html
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Background: The comorbidity of personality disorders is a common phenomenon among bipolar patients. The purpose of this study was to present the frequencies of personality disorders in a sample of bipolar I patients after treatment of manic phase in patients consulted Farshchian Hospital in Hamadan. Methods: In this cross-sectional study of 101 adult patients with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder in the manic phase of hospitalization in Farshchian psychiatric hospital in Hamadan city assessed according DSM-IV after treatment of manic phase in 2012 by means of Millon clinical multiaxial inventory-3.Data analysis by frequency and chi square. Result: the overall frequency of personality disorder was (44.6%). The most common personality disorder cluster was cluster B (32.7%), followed by cluster C (6.9%) and a cluster (1%). Frequency of personality disorder was significantly high in patients with having family history of psychiatric disorder. The prevalence of cluster B personality disorder was high in the younger patients and (A + B) personality disorder was high in the older patients. Conclusion: Overall, the presence of comorbidities in BPD has negative prognostic implications for psychological health and for medical well-being. Clinicians should consider the diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders in patients.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2014/05/5 | Accepted: 2014/05/5 | Published: 2014/05/5

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