Journal article

Personality Disorder and Physical Health Comorbidities: A Link With Bone Health?

Lana J Williams, Shae E Quirk, Heli Koivumaa-Honkanen, Risto Honkanen, Julie A Pasco, Amanda L Stuart, Bianca E Kavanagh, Jeremi Heikkinen, Michael Berk

Frontiers in Psychiatry | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020


We examined whether personality disorders (PDs) (any, cluster A/B/C) were associated with bone mineral density (BMD) in a population-based sample of Australian women (n = 696). Personality and mood disorders were assessed using semi-structured diagnostic interviews. BMD was measured at the spine, hip, and total body using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (GE-Lunar Prodigy). Anthropometrics, medication use, physical conditions, and lifestyle factors were documented. The association between PDs (any, cluster A/B/C) and BMD (spine/hip/total body) was examined with multiple linear regression models. The best models were identified by backward elimination including age, weight, physical activity,..

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

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Investigator grant

Awarded by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia (454356 and 628582). LW was supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (1064272) and an NHMRC Investigator grant (1174060). HKH and SQ are supported by the Paivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation and the Gyllenberg Foundation, Finland. BK was supported by the Australian Postgraduate Research Training Program and an Ian Scott Mental Health PhD Scholarship, Australian Rotary Health. MB was supported by an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (1059660 and 1156072).