Toward an empirically based classification of personality disorder.

@article{Livesley2000TowardAE,
  title={Toward an empirically based classification of personality disorder.},
  author={W. John Livesley and Kerry Jang},
  journal={Journal of personality disorders},
  year={2000},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={137-51}
}
A framework for an empirically based classification of personality disorder is proposed that has two components: (a) a definition of personality disorder, and (b) a scheme for describing individual differences in personality disorder traits. It is suggested that the diagnosis process should begin by establishing the presence of personality disorder and then proceed to a description of the personality on a set of trait dimensions. It is argued that a definition of personality disorder should… CONTINUE READING

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