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Avaliação Psicológica

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CARVALHO, Lucas de Francisco; GOMES, Gabriel Vitor Acioly  and  SILVA, Ednelson da. Publications on personality disorders in Brazilian journals: a narrative review. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2021, vol.20, n.3, pp. 369-378. ISSN 1677-0471.

Despite the prevalence of personality disorders (PD) and their association with several harmful health outcomes, previous reports found a low number of studies on PDs conducted in Brazil. We conducted a narrative review to investigate the current state of research in Brazil focusing on PDs. The search was performed in BVS-Psi, PePSIC, and Google Scholar databases. We focused on papers published in Brazilian journals as a criterion to select studies conducted in Brazil and/or coordinated by Brazilian researchers. A total of 177 papers were included. Approximately 60% of papers were empirical studies, although only 47.17% of them had clinical samples. Borderline and Antisocial were the most recurrently investigated PDs. Two scales were usually administered, IDCP and PID-5. SCID-II was administered in less than 5% of empirical studies. We proposed an agenda for research on PDs in Brazil, including guidelines and directions eminently urgent to the studies to be conducted in Brazil.

Keywords : psychiatric disorders; literature review; personality assessment; personality traits.

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