Table 1 Prevalence of borderline personality disorder in patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia
AuthorsCountry of studyYear publishedParticipants with fibromyalgia (n)Study
setting/design
Diagnostic criteriaSexAge (s.d.)Prevalence of BPD (%)
Thieme et al 21Germany2004115Out-patient/case seriesSCID-II*
ACR**
100% female48.17
(10.32)
5.25
Rose et al 22 France200930Out-patient/case seriesSCID-II*
MINI
ACR**
73% female48.4
(9.5)
16.7
Uguz et al 23 Turkey2010103Out-patient/case controlSCID-II*
ACR**
100% femaleNot given1
  • * Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R Personality Disorders

  • ** American College of Rheumatology Criteria for Fibromyalgia

  • Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview.