Comorbidity of Personality Disorders with Clinical Disorders and with other Personality Disorders

The comorbidity of Axis II personality disorders with Axis I clinical syndromes is common (Sadavoy, 1999; Zweig, 2003). Table 6.1 presents a list of possibilities based on our clinical experience, research, and suggestions provided in the text of the DSM-IV-TR. In one of our previous studies (Coolidge, Janitell, & Griego, 1994) in a sample of 83 community-dwelling older adults (M age = 70 years; range = 60 to 92

Table 6.1 Axis II Personality Disorders with

Likely Comorbid

Axis I and Axis II Disorders in Older Adults

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