Prevalence and construct validity of Personality Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDNOS).

@article{Verheul2007PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and construct validity of Personality Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDNOS).},
  author={Roel Verheul and Anna Bartak and Thomas A. Widiger},
  journal={Journal of personality disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={359-70}
}
Personality Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDNOS) is one of the most frequently used Axis II diagnoses, yet explicit guidelines for its assessment are lacking. To investigate the prevalence and construct validity of various definitions of PDNOS, 1760 psychotherapy referrals were diagnosed using the Structured Interview for DSM-IV Personality Disorders (SIDP-IV). Construct validity parameters included severity of psychiatric complaints, personality symptoms, and functional impairment. Results… CONTINUE READING