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Axis II comorbidities are less common in people with borderline personality disorder who are in remission

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Q Does remission of severe borderline personality disorder affect the prevalence of axis II comorbidities?

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Prospective cohort study.

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McLean Hospital, Massachusetts, USA; enrolment 1992–1995.

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290 adult inpatients (18–35 years) with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) (DSM-III-R and Revised Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines (DIB-R)). Exclusions: non-English speaking; IQ<70; current or prior schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar I disorder, or an organic condition causing psychiatric symptoms.

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Three semistructured interviews were administered to assess participants for borderline personality and other axis II disorders at baseline and at 2 year follow up intervals (DIB-R; Diagnostic Interview for DSM-III-R Personality Disorders). Random effects regression …

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