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BACKGROUND The assessment of personality organization and its observable behavioral manifestations, i.e. personality functioning, has a long tradition in psychodynamic psychiatry. Recently, the DSM-5 Levels of Personality Functioning Scale has moved it into the focus of psychiatric diagnostics. Based on Kernberg's concept of personality organization the(More)
BACKGROUND The assessment of personality functioning has recently become a focus of psychiatric diagnostics. The interview-based Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis (OPD-2) provides a 'structure axis' for the assessment of personality functioning. METHODS One hundred twenty-four psychiatric patients were diagnosed by means of the Structured Clinical(More)
Background: Personality functioning has moved into the focus of psychiatric diagnosis since DSM-5 has introduced the Levels of Personality Functioning Scale for the assessments of personality disorders (PD). The 100-item Structured Interview of Personality Organization (STIPO) was developed for diagnosing personality functioning. The STIPO covers seven(More)
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