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Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2008 Sep;31(3):363-78, v. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2008.03.008.

A dimensional model of personality disorder: proposal for DSM-V.

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Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 106-B Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506-0044, USA.


A proposal made for DSM-IV was to include a means with which to provide a dimensional profile of a patient in terms of the diagnostic categories. However, a suggestion of the DSM-V Research Planning Conference on personality disorders was to develop a more fundamental revision through an integration of alternative dimensional models of personality disorder and general personality structure. A purpose of the current article is to provide this proposal. Also discussed is a primary concern with respect to the implementation of any such dimensional model: clinical utility. Discussed in particular are concerns regarding feasibility and treatment implications.

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