The prevalence of personality disorder assessed by the Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI), the
International Personality Disorder Examination Screening questionnaire (IPDE-S) and the consultant Diagnostic
and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition-text revision (DSM IV-TR) instruments in medical
wards in Jamaica is significantly higher than the prevalence rate of studies in other countries. The prevalence
rate identified by the IPDE-S was significantly higher that the local instruments used.