Comorbid conditions are present in approximately two thirds of patients with PTSD.14,15 Substance abuse disorder is the most likely comorbid condition associated with PTSD, followed by depressive disorders. The prevalence of comorbid substance abuse disorders in patients with PTSD is approximately 65.9% as compared with a prevalence of 62.2% for comorbid depressive disorders.14,15 Personality disorders (eg, borderline, paranoid, dependent, antisocial disorders) are also prevalent comorbidities of PTSD.14,15
- Substance abuse disorder.
14. Schnurr PP, Friedman MJ, Bernardy NC. Research on posttraumatic stress disorder: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and assessment. J Clin Psychol 2002;58:
15. Perkonigg A, Kessler RC, Storz S, Wittchen HU. Traumatic events and posttraumatic stress disorder in the community: prevalence, risk factors and comorbidity. Acta Psychiatr Scand 2000;101:46–59.
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