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Are you diagnosing a personality disorder (PD) in half of your patients? If not, you probably are not asking enough questions. Studies have found that the prevalence among psychiatric patients of any PD is about 50%, but that clinicians relying on their standard interviews diagnose half that many, about 25% (Zimmerman M et al., Psychiatr Clin North Am 2008 Sep;31(3):405-20). About 10% of people in the general population have a PD.

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