Recent advances in understanding physical health problems in personality disorders

Katherine L. Dixon-Gordon, Lindsey C. Conkey, Diana J. Whalen

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Personality disorders are associated with a range of adverse health outcomes, contributing to the high healthcare utilization seen in patients with these disorders. A growing literature supports a robust association of personality disorders and health problems. The primary aim of this article is to summarize the most recent research documenting the associations between personality disorders and health conditions. Extending past reviews, we discuss the association of personality disorders with chronic physical illnesses, sleep disturbances, pain conditions, and obesity. We provide recommendations for future research in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychology
StatePublished - Jun 2018


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