Numbers Don't Lie

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Am I crazy ?

For Americans who have wondered, "Am I crazy ?" the answer, it appears, could be easily yes. A 2004 study by the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions indicated that nearly 15% of adults meet the diagnostic criteria for one or more personality disorders.
For some medical/disease survey in recent years, this one included, I tend to suspect those survey results were inflated by ambiguous or subjective questions. But the surveys with alarming results do inspire more research and a public understanding.
Below are more details on the percentage of Americans adults with personality disorders from that study:
Obsessive, compulsive --- 7.9%
Paranoid --- 4.4%
Antisocial --- 3.6%
Schizoid --- 3.1%
Avoidant --- 2.4%
Histrionic --- 1.8%
Dependent --- 0.5%



Blogger Sonny Shine said...

Figure's don't lie, but liar's sure can figure!

6:56 PM


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