Alternative dimensional models of personality disorder: finding a common ground.

  title={Alternative dimensional models of personality disorder: finding a common ground.},
  author={Thomas A. Widiger and Erik Simonsen},
  journal={Journal of personality disorders},
  volume={19 2},
The recognition of the many limitations of the categorical model of personality disorder classification has led to the development of quite a number of alternative proposals for a dimensional classification. The purpose of this article is to suggest that future research work toward the integration of these alternative proposals within a common hierarchical structure. An illustration of a potential integration is provided using the constructs assessed within existing dimensional models… CONTINUE READING
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