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Comorbid Personality Disorder: A Diagnosis For Diminished Care

Anxiety disorders and depression are ranked as the first- and second-most common mental disorders, respectively. Both are common comorbidities in individuals with a personality disorder diagnosis. Evidence suggests that diagnoses of personality disorder with anxiety and depression are often associated with less than optimal outcomes such as increased functional impairment and subpar treatment outcomes. While patient factors, such as treatment adherence, come into play, the therapeutic alliance, psychiatric staff attitudes, and the stigma surrounding personality disorders should also be considered …

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