Assessing the level of structural integration using operationalized psychodynamic diagnosis (OPD): implications for DSM-5.

@article{Zimmermann2012AssessingTL,
  title={Assessing the level of structural integration using operationalized psychodynamic diagnosis (OPD): implications for DSM-5.},
  author={Johannes Zimmermann and Johannes C. Ehrenthal and Manfred Cierpka and Henning Schauenburg and Stephan Doering and Cord Benecke},
  journal={Journal of personality assessment},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 5},
  pages={522-32}
}
A key ingredient in the current proposal of the DSM-5 Work Group on Personality and Personality Disorders is the assessment of overall severity of impairment in personality functioning: the Levels of Personality Functioning Scale (LPFS). The aim of this article is to contribute a conceptual and empirical discussion of the LPFS from the perspective of the Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis (OPD) system (OPD Task Force, 2008 ). First, we introduce the OPD Levels of Structural Integration… CONTINUE READING