Journal article

The influence of personality disorder on the future mental health and social adjustment of young adults: a population-based, longitudinal cohort study

Paul Moran, Helena Romaniuk, Carolyn Coff Ey, Andrew Chanen, Louisa Degenhardt, Rohan Borschmann, George C Patton

LANCET PSYCHIATRY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Existing knowledge about the consequences of personality disorders is substantially derived from the study of clinical populations. To gain a fuller understanding of the disease burden associated with personality disorders, we report their long-term mental health and social consequences in a large population-based sample of young adults. METHODS: We used data from a population-based, ten-wave cohort study of a stratified random sample of non-treatment-seeking young adults recruited from Victoria, Australia, between Aug 20, 1992, and March 3, 2014. The population sample was originally recruited in adolescence: here we report the analysis of data collected from wave 8 (participants..

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