Personality diagnoses in adolescence: DSM-IV axis II diagnoses and an empirically derived alternative.

@article{Westen2003PersonalityDI,
  title={Personality diagnoses in adolescence: DSM-IV axis II diagnoses and an empirically derived alternative.},
  author={Drew Westen and Jonathan Shedler and Christine A Durrett and Samantha J Glass and Andy Martens},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={160 5},
  pages={952-66}
}
OBJECTIVE The study of personality pathology in adolescence is in its infancy. This article examined the applicability and limits of DSM-IV axis II personality disorder diagnoses in adolescents, assessed the validity of a method for assessing adolescent personality pathology, and began to develop an empirically grounded classification. METHOD A total of 296 randomly selected clinicians described a patient age 14-18 in treatment for maladaptive personality patterns using axis II ratings scales… CONTINUE READING

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