The prevalence of personality disorders in the community: a global systematic review and meta-analysis
Catherine Winsper, Ayten Bilgin, Andrew Thompson, Steven Marwaha, Andrew M Chanen, Swaran P Singh, Ariel Wang, Vivek Furtado
BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Personality disorders are now internationally recognised as a mental health priority. Nevertheless, there are no systematic reviews examining the global prevalence of personality disorders. AIMS: To calculate the worldwide prevalence of personality disorders and examine whether rates vary between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). METHOD: We systematically searched PsycINFO, MEDLINE, EMBASE and PubMed from January 1980 to May 2018 to identify articles reporting personality disorder prevalence rates in community populations (PROSPERO registration number: CRD42017065094). RESULTS: A total of 46 studies (from 21 different countries spanning 6 contine..View full abstract
S.P.S. receives funding from Collaborations for leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC).