Lasting personality pathology following exposure to severe trauma in adulthood: retrospective cohort study.


Centre for Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Campus, 7th Floor Commonwealth Building, Du Cane Road, London, W12 0NN, UK. [Email]


Early exposure to trauma is a known risk factor for personality disorder (PD), but evidence for late-onset personality pathology following trauma in adults is much less clear. We set out to investigate whether exposure to war trauma can lead to lasting personality pathology in adults and to compare the mental health and social functioning of people with late-onset personality problems with those with PD.


Late-onset personality pathology,PTSD,Personality disorder,Severe trauma,War,

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