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Volume 9, suplement 2

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The biological correlates of personality disorders

JOANNA WOJEWÓDZKA1, PIOTR ILNICKI1, RADOSLAW TWORUS1
1. Poradni Zdrowia PsychicznegoCentralnego Szpitala Klinicznego WAM w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 2000, 9, suplement 2(10), 259-262
Keywords: personality disorders, antisocial personality disorder, biological factors

Abstract

The literature on the biologicalbases of personality disorders is reviewed. The followingbiological criteria are considered: genetic factors, hormonal disorders, enzyme disorders,disorders of the serotoninergic system and CNSorganic lesions. So far, none of these criteriahas achieved sufficient diagnostic and prognosticvalidity. The authors suggest the need to developa diagnostic instrument which would link psycho-social factors to the most well-studied biological 10 concepts.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Joanna Wojewódzka, Poradnia Zdrowia Psychicznego
Centralnego Szpitala Klinicznego WAM,
ul. Koszykowa 78, 00-909 Warszawa