Journal article

Personality disorder is an excess risk factor for physical multimorbidity among women with mental state disorders

Shae E Quirk, Amanda L Stuart, Michael Berk, Julie A Pasco, Sharon L Brennan Olsen, Heli Koivumaa-Honkanen, Risto Honkanen, Pyry S Lukkala, Andrew M Chanen, Mark Kotowicz, Lana J Williams

PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

We examined whether mental state disorders (lifetime mood, anxiety, eating, substance misuse) with comorbid personality disorder are associated with physical multimorbidity in a population-based sample of women. Mental state and personality disorders were assessed using semi-structured diagnostic interviews. Clinical measures were performed and medical conditions, medication use and lifestyle factors were documented by questionnaire. Mental state disorders were associated with higher odds of physical multimorbidity; risk was especially high for those with comorbid personality disorder. These findings suggest that mental state and physical comorbidity might be worsened by the additional comor..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowships


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the efforts of research personnel and long term involvement of participants of the Geelong Osteoporosis Study. The study is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia (509103, 251638 and 628582). MB is supported by a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (1059660) and SLB-O and LJW are supported by NHMRC Career Development Fellowships (1107510 and 1064272, respectively).