The list of primary personality disorders has been reduced to five:
5) Schizotypal types
Combined with one of the remaining five or removed to an Appendix are:
Please comment simply on the reduction or simplification of the Personality Disorder types.[read more...]
In addition to rating how closely an individual matches the personality types, there is also a system of six trait domains to be evaluated:
1) Negative Emotionality
How will this additional system assist in or confuse diagnosis and treatment?[read more...]
The proposed DSM-5 redefines Personality Disorder by emphasizing a failure to adapt to the exigencies of everyday life as opposed to simply a broad pattern of misbehavior — and further breaks this failure down into self-identiy and interpersonal relationship components. As a practical matter, how helpful do you feel this re-defintion is?
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