Personality disorder diagnoses using DSM-III-R in a Japanese clinical sample with major depression.

  • Sato T
  • Sakado K
  • Uehara T
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To investigate the availability of DSM-III-R Axis-II diagnoses in Japan, DSM-III-R personality disorders (PDs) were diagnosed in a large sample of Japanese out-patients with major depression. The SCID-II was administered to 118 consecutive out-patients with major depression. In general, the frequency of PD according to DSM-III-R criteria in this study was within the range of frequencies reported in North American and European studies. However, schizoid and narcissistic PDs were more frequent in this study. DSM-III-R diagnoses of PD would also be potentially useful for assessing personality disturbance in Japan. The DSM-III-R criteria for schizoid and narcissistic PDs may not be suitable for Japanese samples.

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  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Depressive Disorder: complications
  • Depressive Disorder: epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Japan
  • Japan: epidemiology
  • Male
  • Manuals as Topic
  • Manuals as Topic: standards
  • Middle Aged
  • Personality Disorders
  • Personality Disorders: complications
  • Personality Disorders: diagnosis
  • Personality Disorders: epidemiology
  • Western World

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  • T Sato

  • K Sakado

  • T Uehara

  • S Sato

  • K Nishioka

  • Y Kasahara

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