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Personality disorders are 'widespread'

9th February 2011

Experts say people need to be more aware of personality disorders which are more prevalent than many realise.

Professor Eddie Kane, of the Institute of Mental Health, said 4% of people have such a condition, with some studies showing rates as high as 13%. Figures show that people with personality disorders are more likely to end up in prison, commit suicide and have mental health problems and those with personality disorders repeatedly behave in a way that is not acceptable to the community they live in.

 

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