Specific types of personality disorder

José Luis Carrasco and Dusica Lecic-Tosevski

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:
Specific types of personality disorder

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This chapter begins by discussing the epidemiology, aetiology, clinical picture, course, differential diagnosis, and treatment of various Cluster A personality disorders (Paranoid personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder), Cluster B personality disorders (antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder (BPD), histrionic personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder) and Cluster C personality disorders (avoidant personality disorder, dependent personality disorder (JLC), and obsessive–compulsive (anankastic) personality disorder). Other personality disorders (not included in DSM-IV) are also covered, including passive–aggressive (negativistic) personality disorder, self-defeating (masochistic) personality disorder, sadistic personality disorder, depressive personality disorder, and personality changes, including enduring personality changes after traumatic experiences and personality change due to a general medical condition (JLC).

Chapter.  18457 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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