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The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP): A Dimensional Alternative to Traditional Nosologies
The HiTOP promises to improve research and clinical practice by addressing the aforementioned shortcomings of traditional nosologies and provides an effective way to summarize and convey information on risk factors, etiology, pathophysiology, phenomenology, illness course, and treatment response.
A meta-analytic review of the relationships between the five-factor model and DSM-IV-TR personality disorders: a facet level analysis.
Using the five-factor model to represent the DSM-IV personality disorders: an expert consensus approach.
The authors concluded that, with the possible exception of schizotypal PD, the DSM PDs can be understood from the dimensional perspective of the FFM.
Alternative dimensional models of personality disorder: finding a common ground.
The purpose of this article is to suggest that future research work toward the integration of these alternative proposals for a dimensional classification within a common hierarchical structure.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)
- T. Widiger
- 29 November 2011
Consensus criteria for traumatic grief
Preliminary analyses suggest the consensus criteria for traumatic grief have satisfactory operating characteristics, and point to directions for further refinement of the criteria set.
Personality disorders as extreme variants of common personality dimensions: can the Five-Factor Model adequately represent psychopathy?
The results support the contention that psychopathy can be understood as an extreme variant of common dimensions of personality, and underscore the utility of a dimensional model of personality disorders.
Plate tectonics in the classification of personality disorder: shifting to a dimensional model.
It may be time to consider a shift to a dimensional classification of personality disorder that would help address the failures of the existing diagnostic categories as well as contribute to an integration of the psychiatric diagnostic manual with psychology's research on general personality structure.
The borderline diagnosis I: psychopathology, comorbidity, and personaltity structure
Assessing the basic traits associated with psychopathy: development and validation of the Elemental Psychopathy Assessment.
- D. Lynam, E. Gaughan, Joshua D. Miller, Drew J. Miller, Stephanie N. Mullins-Sweatt, T. Widiger
- PsychologyPsychological assessment
- 1 March 2011
The Elemental Psychopathy Assessment (EPA) scales provide an opportunity to examine psychopathy and its nomological network through smaller, more basic units of personality rather than by scales or factors that blend these elements.