Assessment and diagnosis of personality disorder: perennial issues and an emerging reconceptualization.

  title={Assessment and diagnosis of personality disorder: perennial issues and an emerging reconceptualization.},
  author={L. Clark},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
  • L. Clark
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Annual review of psychology
  • This chapter reviews recent (2000-2005) personality disorder (PD) research, focusing on three major domains: assessment, comorbidity, and stability. (a) Substantial evidence has accrued favoring dimensional over categorical conceptualization of PD, and the five-factor model of personality is prominent as an integrating framework. Future directions include assessing dysfunction separately from traits and learning to utilize collateral information. (b) To address the pervasiveness and extent of… CONTINUE READING

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