Personality Disorders

T. A. Widiger, W. L. Gore

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The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the DSM-5 personality disorders (PDs). Included herein is a discussion of the paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, antisocial, borderline, narcissistic, histrionic, avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive PDs. Also discussed is an alternative dimensional trait model for the conceptualization and classification of PDs, included within Section 3 (a Section for emerging models and measures) of DSM-5.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Mental Health
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780123970459
StatePublished - 2016

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  • Antisocial
  • Avoidant
  • Borderline
  • Dependent
  • Histrionic
  • Narcissistic
  • Obsessive-compulsive
  • Paranoid
  • Personality
  • Personality disorder
  • Schizoid
  • Schizotypal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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