Antisocial personality disorder in DSM-5: missteps and missed opportunities.

  title={Antisocial personality disorder in DSM-5: missteps and missed opportunities.},
  author={Donald R. Lynam and David D Vachon},
  journal={Personality disorders},
  volume={3 4},
This paper evaluates the proposal for antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-fifth edition (DSM-5). Some aspects of the proposal are appealing: personality disorders will be assessed using trait criteria, and these criteria are similar to trait descriptions of DSM-IV ASPD. Other aspects of the proposal are less appealing. First, the DSM-5 will depend on a newly constructed personality trait system rather than relying on a well… CONTINUE READING
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