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Historical Developments and Current Issues

Thomas A. Widiger

in The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199735013
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199735013.013.0002

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Historical Developments and Current Issues

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The purpose of this chapter is to provide an historical understanding of the conceptualization and diagnosis of personality disorders, beginning with the first edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual, and proceeding through each subsequent edition. The chapter concludes with an overview of the issues and concerns with regard to the forthcoming, fifth edition.

Keywords: personality; personality disorder; DSM; diagnosis; classification; type; dimension; category

Article.  16073 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology ; History and Systems in Psychology

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