Personality Disorder NOS Statistics

(Also Known As: Personality Disorder Statistics, Personality Disorders Statistics, Borderline Personality Disorder Statistics, Mixed Personality Disorder Statistics)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Prevalence of Personality Disorders

  • The prevalence of BPD in the United States has been calculated as 1%–3% of the adult population, with approximately 75% of those diagnosed being female, 25% male.
  • It has been found to account for 20% of psychiatric hospitalizations. 15
  • Diagnosable BPD in the general population ranges from approximately 1-2%.
  • BPD is several times more common in women, most especially young women, than in men by as much as 3:1 according to the DSM-IV-TR.
  • An increased prevalence of major depressive disorder, alcohol use disorders, and substance abuse is found in first degree relatives of persons with BPD.
  • There are no sufficient data for the makeup of passive-aggressive and depressive personality disorders. Although depressive personality disorder is common in overall population and are equally prevalent in both genders.
  • It is also more prevalent in families with history of the disorder. 16
  • Borderline personality disorder is estimated to be about 2% of the general population, about 10% among individuals seen in outpatient mental health clinics, and about 20% among psychiatric inpatients. In ranges from 30% to 60% among clinical populations with personality disorders. 17

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Related Conditions

Antisocial Personality Disorder – pervasive behavior, disregard of rights of others, lack of empathy
Avoidant Personality Disorder – pervasive social inhibition, feeling of inadequacy, fear of being criticized or rejected
Borderline Personality Disorder – variable mood, unstable relationship, psychosis
Dependent Personality Disorder - dependence towards others, get others to assume responsibility for major areas of their lives, lacks self-confidence, may experience intense discomfort when left alone for more than a brief period
Histrionic Personality Disorder - exhibits excitability and are highly emotional, manifests a colorful, dramatic, extroverted behavior with the inability to maintain long-lasting attachments.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder - characterized by a heightened sense of self-importance and grandiose feelings of uniqueness
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – obsession to perfection, compulsive personality, obsession, perfectionist, routine and repetitive activities
Paranoid Personality Disorder – long standing suspiciousness, mistrust of others, paranoia, maladaptive behavior
Schizoid Personality Disorder – lack of interest with social relationship, prefer to be in solitary, emotional coldness, indifference
Schizotypal Personality Disorder - odd personality, perceives magical thinking, peculiar notions, ideas of reference, illusions and derealization.