Personality disorder research agenda for the DSM-V

Thomas A. Widiger, Erik Simonsen, Robert Krueger, W. John Livesley, Roel Verheul

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The American Psychiatric Association is sponsoring a series of international conferences to set a research agenda for the development of the next edition of the diagnostic manual. The first conference in this series, "Dimensional Models of Personality Disorder: Etiology, Pathology, Phenomenology, & Treatment," was devoted to reviewing the existing research and setting a future research agenda that would be most effective in leading the field toward a dimensional classification of personality disorder. The purpose of this article, authored by the Steering Committee of this conference, was to provide a summary of the conference papers and their recommendations for research. Covered herein are the reviews and recommendations concerning alternative dimensional models of personality disorder, behavioral genetics and gene mapping, neurobiological mechanisms, childhood antecedents, cross-cultural issues, Axes I and II continuity, coverage and cutoff points for diagnosis, and clinical utility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-338
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Personality Disorders
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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