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Revista Española de Sanidad Penitenciaria

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


ARROYO, J.M.  and  ORTEGA, E.. Personality disorders amongst inmates as a distorting factor in the prison social climate. Rev. esp. sanid. penit. [online]. 2009, vol.11, n.1, pp.3-7. ISSN 2013-6463.

The prevalence of Personality Disorders (PD) in a prison and its effect on prison social climate are studied. Our research shows a statistically significant relationship between diagnosis of PD and indicators of social climate disruption such as aggressive interpersonal conduct or compulsive demand for psychoactive drugs in medical consultations. PD is one of the most common mental disorders in prison, and requires special attention from health services, while management of the disorder is a tremendously complex issue in the prison context.

Keywords : Personality disorders; Prisons; Interpersonal Relations.

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