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Drug treatment of personality disorder

  • Peter Tyrer (a1)
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For many involved in the management of people with personality disorders the title of this article may appear to be a contradiction; drugs may alter mental state but intrinsically seem unlikely to alter personality. Nevertheless, drugs are available for treating personality disorders (even though none of them are licensed for these conditions). So it is hardly surprising that there is now a considerable body of literature on the subject which has recently been extensively reviewed (Stein, 1992) but which has attracted more attention since personality disorders have achieved greater prominence in all parts of psychiatric practice.

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