An empirical method to refine personality disorder classification using stepwise logistic regression modeling to develop diagnostic criteria and thresholds.


This study of DSM-III-R personality disorder (PD) classification provides an empirical approach to determine (1) the discriminative power of each criterion and (2) the optimal number of criteria needed to diagnose the presence of each PD. A semistructured assessment of 110 outpatients was performed for the 11 PDs and their 104 diagnostic criteria… (More)


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