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Assessment of Personality Disorders and Related Traits: Bridging <i>DSM-IV-TR</i> and <i>DSM-5</i>

Joshua D. Miller, Lauren R. Few and 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/9780199735013.013.0006

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Assessment of Personality Disorders and Related Traits: Bridging DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5

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The assessment of personality disorders and related traits is at an important crossroads with the imminent release of DSM-5. In this chapter we first review assessment techniques and measures as they pertain to the DSM-IV-TR personality disorders and pathological personality traits, focusing in particular on the many self-report inventories and semistructured interviews that have been developed. Second, we discuss the proposed changes to the diagnosis of personality disorder in DSM-5, which are substantial, and their ramifications for the assessment of personality disorder, including the (now abandoned) proposal to replace explicit diagnostic criterion sets with a prototype matching technique, the proposal to delete and/or shift a number of diagnoses from the personality disorders section, the provision of a new dimensional trait model of personality pathology, and the provision of new rating of impairment pertaining to self and interpersonal functioning.

Keywords: assessment; DSM-IV-TR; DSM-5; personality disorder; personality traits; prototype matching

Article.  21269 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology ; Psychological Assessment and Testing

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