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Temporary separation from parents in early childhood and serious personality disorders in adult life.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23013343     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have previously shown that the temporary separation of Finnish children from both parents during World War II predicted any serious mental, substance use, and personality disorders in adulthood. Here we examine if parental separation is a specific vulnerability factor for any- and dramatic personality disorders relative to other mental disorders. We extracted information on separations from the Finnish National Archives and psychiatric diagnoses from the national Hospital Discharge and Causes of Death-Registers. Of the 12,734 Helsinki Birth Cohort Study participants, 1,717 were separated, 1,487 had any mental, 194 any personality, and 77 dramatic personality disorders. In those who were separated, the risk of any serious personality disorders was significantly higher also among individuals with any serious mental disorders. The increased risks of any serious and dramatic personality disorders were particularly characteristic of individuals separated before the age of five, and that of dramatic personality disorder of separated men. Parental separation may thus be a specific vulnerability factor for serious personality disorders.
Marius Lahti; Anu-Katriina Pesonen; Katri Räikkönen; Kati Heinonen; Kristian Wahlbeck; Eero Kajantie; Clive Osmond; David J P Barker; Johan G Eriksson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality disorders     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1943-2763     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pers. Disord.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-27     Completed Date:  2013-02-22     Revised Date:  2014-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710838     Medline TA:  J Pers Disord     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  751-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Cohort Studies
Finland / epidemiology
Longitudinal Studies
Mental Disorders / epidemiology,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Parent-Child Relations*
Personality Disorders / epidemiology,  etiology*
Registries / statistics & numerical data*
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index
Time Factors
World War II
Grant Support
MC_UP_A620_1017//Medical Research Council; //British Heart Foundation

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