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Depression and personality disorders

October 11, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

From Depression and personality : conceptual and clinical challenges / M. Rosenbluth, S.Kennedy, R. M. Bagby:

“In fact, the comorbidity of social phobia with avoidant personality disorder may be as high as 90% (Widiger 1992).”

-_- Awesome.

“It is often difficult to differentiate personality disorders from the features of depression, including dependency, helplessness, somatic preoccupation, and negative self-evaluation (Lazarus and Sadavoy 1996). There is also no established way to describe the severity of personality dysfunction, which is not controlled for in most studies. The difficulty in making a diagnosis of personality disorder when one is experiencing an episode of depressive illness must be addressed because of the clinical and research implications.”

*sighs*

Tomorrow, I’ll see my psychoanalyst, I’ll ask him if he could somehow make an official diagnosis of what I have – besides clinical depression.

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