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Personality disorders: an introductory perspective

Juan J. López-Ibor Jr.

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0108
Personality disorders: an introductory perspective

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During the last few decades there has been an impressive growth in research and knowledge on personality disorders. There is a strong growing evidence that they are “real” disorders that can be managed in ways similar to the rest of psychiatric disorders. There is also a growing consensus on the need for a new classification able to capture the nuances beyond the rigidity of present nosological systems. There is also a need for a clearer delimitation from normal personality variants something that will have important impacts, for instance in forensic settings or for reimbursement purposes.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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