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Diagnostic rate of comorbid personality disorder in elderly psychiatric inpatients
Am J Psychiatry 1994;151:603-605.
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Among 547 elderly inpatients grouped by DSM-III-R axis I diagnoses, the diagnostic rate of comorbid personality disorder varied four-fold, from 6% in patients with an organic mental disorder to 24% in those with major depression. The previously reported low prevalence of comorbid personality disorder in geriatric patients may be due to its lower rate of diagnosis among patients with organic mental disorders.

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