Alternative dimensional models of personality disorder: Finding a common ground

Thomas A. Widiger, Erik Simonsen

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The recognition of the many limitations of the categorical model of personality disorder classification has led to the development of quite a number of alternative proposals for a dimensional classification. The purpose of this article is to suggest that future research work toward the integration of these alternative proposals within a common hierarchical structure. An illustration of a potential integration is provided using the constructs assessed within existing dimensional models. Suggestions for future research that will help lead toward a common, integrative dimensional model of personality disorder are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-130
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Personality Disorders
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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