Personality disorders in young adult survivors of pediatric burn injury

Christopher Thomas, William Russell, Rhonda S. Robert, Charles E. Holzer, Patricia Blakeney, Walter Meyer

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Objective: Life experience shapes personality and chronic trauma in childhood has been associated with risk for development of subsequent personality disorder. The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence and character of personality disorders and traits in young adult survivors of severe pediatric burn injury. Method: SCID-II and 16PF were completed by 98 young adult survivors of pediatric burn trauma. Results: 48 (49%) met criteria for one or more personality disorders. The most frequent personality disorders were Paranoid (19.4%), Passive Aggressive (18.4%), Antisocial (17.3%), Depressive (11.2%), and Borderline (9.2%). Diagnosis with a personality disorder was associated with comorbid Axis I diagnoses and strongly correlated with personality traits as measured by the 16PF. Conclusions: Pediatric burn trauma is similar to other chronic traumas of childhood in significant correlation with subsequent personality disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-266
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Personality Disorders
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

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Personality Disorders
Survivors
Young Adult
Pediatrics
Wounds and Injuries
Personality
Paranoid Personality Disorder
Life Change Events

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Personality disorders in young adult survivors of pediatric burn injury. / Thomas, Christopher; Russell, William; Robert, Rhonda S.; Holzer, Charles E.; Blakeney, Patricia; Meyer, Walter.

In: Journal of Personality Disorders, Vol. 26, No. 2, 04.2012, p. 255-266.

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Thomas, Christopher ; Russell, William ; Robert, Rhonda S. ; Holzer, Charles E. ; Blakeney, Patricia ; Meyer, Walter. / Personality disorders in young adult survivors of pediatric burn injury. In: Journal of Personality Disorders. 2012 ; Vol. 26, No. 2. pp. 255-266.
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