Personality disorders

Thomas A. Widiger, Alexandra Hines

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The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the DSM-5 and ICD-11 personality disorders. Included herein is a discussion of the DSM-5 Section II borderline, antisocial, schizotypal, narcissistic, avoidant, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders. Also discussed are alternative DSM-5 and ICD-11 dimensional trait models, including the domains of negative affectivity, antagonism, detachment, disinhibition, anankastia, and psychoticism, along with a level of personality functioning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Mental Health, Third Edition
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1-3
ISBN (Electronic)9780323914987
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

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  • Anankastia
  • Antagonism
  • Antisocial
  • Avoidant
  • Borderline
  • Detachment
  • Disinhibition
  • Level of personality functioning
  • Narcissistic
  • Negative affectivity
  • Obsessive-compulsive
  • Personality
  • Personality disorder
  • Psychoticism
  • Schizotypal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (all)


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