Diagnostic approaches to schizotypal personality disorder: a historical perspective.

  title={Diagnostic approaches to schizotypal personality disorder: a historical perspective.},
  author={Kenneth S. Kendler},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  volume={11 4},
  • K. Kendler
  • Published 1985
  • Psychology
  • Schizophrenia bulletin
The goal of this article is to provide a historical perspective on the DSM-III concept of schizotypal personality disorder. It is argued that two major traditions have influenced our conceptualization of this diagnostic entity. The first or familial approach emphasizes the characteristic traits found in the deviant but nonpsychotic relatives of schizophrenics. The second or clinical approach focuses on patients who appear to demonstrate the fundamental symptoms of schizophrenia without… 

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