An item response theory analysis of DSM-IV personality disorder criteria across younger and older age groups.

@article{Balsis2007AnIR,
  title={An item response theory analysis of DSM-IV personality disorder criteria across younger and older age groups.},
  author={Steve Balsis and Marci E. J. Gleason and Carol M. Woods and Thomas F. Oltmanns},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={171-85}
}
Many of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994) personality disorder (PD) diagnostic criteria focus on a younger social and occupational context. The absence of age-appropriate criteria for older adults forces researchers and clinicians to draw conclusions based on existing criteria, which are likely inadequate. To explore which DSM-IV PD criteria contain age group measurement bias, the authors report 2 analyses of… CONTINUE READING

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