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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Personality Disorder NOS Topics
|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.|