publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

Assessment and Diagnosis of Personality Disorder: Perennial Issues and an Emerging Reconceptualization

Lee Anna Clark;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
This chapter reviews recent (2000–2005) personality disorder (PD) research, focusing on three major domains: assessment, comorbidity, and stability. (a) Substantial evidence has accrued favoring dimensional over categorical conceptualization of PD, and the five-factor model of personality is prominent as an integrating framework. Future directions include assessing dysfunction separately from traits and learning to utilize collateral information. (b) To address the pervasiveness and extent of comorbidity, researchers have begun to move beyond studying overlapping pairs or small sets of disorders and are developing broader, more integrated common-factor models th...
free text keywords: General Psychology, Psychometrics, Developmental psychology, Personality disorders, medicine.disease, medicine, Personality Assessment Inventory, Dysfunctional family, Personality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Comorbidity, Psychological testing, Conceptualization, Psychology
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