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Revista Española de Sanidad Penitenciaria

On-line version ISSN 2013-6463Print version ISSN 1575-0620


LOPEZ-BARRACHINA, R.; LAFUENTE, O.  and  GARCIA-LATAS, J.L.. From the myth of narcissus to personality disorders in aragonese prisons: an introductory profile of personality disorders amongst people deprived of their liberty. Rev. esp. sanid. penit. [online]. 2007, vol.9, n.2, pp.53-63. ISSN 2013-6463.

Personality Disorders are important pathologies in the prison context and awareness of their existence is necessary for several reasons: the high prevelance of PDs amongst inmates, their high level of comorbidity with other mental and addictive disorders, and for the link between PD and impulsive behaviour and possible violence. A study was carried out in prisons in the province of Zaragoza (Spain). The sample consisted of 236 inmates, 25% of whom were women. The abbreviated “International Personality Disorder Examination” (IPDE) questionnaire proved to be a useful defining tool for this pathology.

Keywords : Epidemiology; Personality Disorders; Violence; Prison.

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