Data were gathered in 2007–2008 among 274 patients admitted to intensive, residential substance abuse treatment programs in Belgium, using the ADP-IV (Assessment of DSM-IV Personality Disorders), the EuropASI (European version of the Addiction Severity Index), and the MINI (Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview).
The analyses showed that drug- and dual-dependent patients have higher PD prevalence rates than alcohol-dependent patients.
The severity, but not the nature of the dependence, appears as an important predictor for personality pathology.
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