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Diagnosis and classification of personality disorders 

Diagnosis and classification of personality disorders
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Diagnosis and classification of personality disorders
Author(s):

James Reich

and Giovanni de Girolamo

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0109
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date: 23 August 2019

There has been considerable interest in the study of personality and personality disorder (PD) since early times and in many different cultures. This chapter covers definitions of personality disorders, ICD and DSM classifications of personality disorders, similarities and differences between ICD-10 and DSM-IV, recent changes in the conceptualization of DSM personality disorders, categorical versus dimensional styles of classification, and assessment methods for personality disorders.

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