A dimensional model of personality disorder

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Abstract

Purpose of review: Research planning workgroups sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association have called for the development of a dimensional model of personality disorder for a future edition of the diagnostic manual. Recent findings: This paper provides a brief summary of current research relevant to the proposal to integrate basic science research on the five-factor model of general personality structure with the diagnosis of personality disorders. Recent studies and the particular advantages of a five-factor model of personality disorder are presented. Summary: Future editions of diagnostic manuals will move toward a more dimensional model of personality disorder classification. Clinicians will benefit from a greater familiarity with this approach to diagnosis, as researchers continue to develop their validity and clinical utility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-43
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychiatry
Volume18
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Classification
  • Diagnosis
  • Dimensional
  • Five-factor model
  • Personality disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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