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Eur Psychiatry. 2001 Aug;16(5):274-82.

Co-morbidity of personality disorders in individuals with substance use disorders.

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Amsterdam Institute for Addiction Research, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Keizersgracht 818, 1017 EE, The, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


This review summarizes the recent literature about personality disorders among substance abusers. First, it will be shown that personality disorders are highly prevalent co-morbid conditions among addicted individuals. Second, it is argued that this co-morbidity is likely to be accounted for by multiple complex etiological relationships. Finally, the clinical relevance of routine assessment of (maladaptive) personality traits in individuals admitting for substance abuse treatment will be discussed.

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