Personality disorder diagnostic thresholds correspond to different levels of latent pathology.

@article{Balsis2011PersonalityDD,
  title={Personality disorder diagnostic thresholds correspond to different levels of latent pathology.},
  author={Steve Balsis and Sara E. Lowmaster and Luke Cooper and Jared F. Benge},
  journal={Journal of personality disorders},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={115-27}
}
To meet a diagnosis for a particular personality disorder (PD), among other requirements, a person must exhibit a specified minimum number of the features outlined for that PD, otherwise referred to as the diagnostic threshold. Despite many years of research on the DSM PDs, there is little empirical basis for the chosen thresholds. The present study used… CONTINUE READING