OBJECTIVES: In literature there are a few studies evaluating comorbidity between bipolar disorder (type I, II and cyclothymic ) and personality disorders. Aim of the current study is to deepen the existing comorbidity between Axis II and the three subtypes of bipolar disorder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: At the Psychiatry Day Hospital of Gemelli Polyclinic seventy patients with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder (type I, II and cyclothymic ) were enrolled. Axis I diagnosis was defined by the SCID-I. Axis II diagnosis was made by the SCID-II. RESULTS: Of seventy patients in euthymic state, thirty-nine patients (55.7%) show comorbidity with Axis II. The different clusters are such represented: two patients (5.1%) are part of cluster A, twenty-four patients (61.5%) of cluster B, nine patients (23%) of cluster C, and four patients (10.4%) have Not Otherwise Specified personality disorder. On the whole thirty-nine patients whereof twenty-four (61.5%) with bipolar disorder type I, six (15.3%) with bipolar disorder type II and nine patients (23.0%) with cyclothymic disorder show comorbidity for a Axis II disorder. It must be observed that, in our sample, the comorbidity between cyclothymic and personality disorder is significant. CONCLUSIONS: In our sample more than half of the patients (55.7%) show a comorbidity for a Axis II disorder. Most of the patients present a Cluster B personality disorder and even cyclothymic patients in 23% of cases have comorbidity with Axis II disorders.

Harnic, D., Catalano, V., Mazza, M., Janiri, L., Bria, P., An observational study evaluating comorbidity between bipolar disorder and personality disorders, <<LA CLINICA TERAPEUTICA>>, 2010; 161 (1): 51-54 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/12735]

An observational study evaluating comorbidity between bipolar disorder and personality disorders

Harnic, Desiree;Catalano, Valeria;Mazza, Marianna;Janiri, Luigi;Bria, Pietro
2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: In literature there are a few studies evaluating comorbidity between bipolar disorder (type I, II and cyclothymic ) and personality disorders. Aim of the current study is to deepen the existing comorbidity between Axis II and the three subtypes of bipolar disorder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: At the Psychiatry Day Hospital of Gemelli Polyclinic seventy patients with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder (type I, II and cyclothymic ) were enrolled. Axis I diagnosis was defined by the SCID-I. Axis II diagnosis was made by the SCID-II. RESULTS: Of seventy patients in euthymic state, thirty-nine patients (55.7%) show comorbidity with Axis II. The different clusters are such represented: two patients (5.1%) are part of cluster A, twenty-four patients (61.5%) of cluster B, nine patients (23%) of cluster C, and four patients (10.4%) have Not Otherwise Specified personality disorder. On the whole thirty-nine patients whereof twenty-four (61.5%) with bipolar disorder type I, six (15.3%) with bipolar disorder type II and nine patients (23.0%) with cyclothymic disorder show comorbidity for a Axis II disorder. It must be observed that, in our sample, the comorbidity between cyclothymic and personality disorder is significant. CONCLUSIONS: In our sample more than half of the patients (55.7%) show a comorbidity for a Axis II disorder. Most of the patients present a Cluster B personality disorder and even cyclothymic patients in 23% of cases have comorbidity with Axis II disorders.
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Harnic, D., Catalano, V., Mazza, M., Janiri, L., Bria, P., An observational study evaluating comorbidity between bipolar disorder and personality disorders, <>, 2010; 161 (1): 51-54 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/12735]
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