The relevance of a geriatric sub-classification of personality disorders in the DSM-V
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Number of pages
SourceInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21, 3, (2006), pp. 205-209
Article / Letter to editor
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SW OZ BSI BO
SW OZ BSI ON
SW OZ BSI KLP
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
SubjectExperimental Psychopathology and Treatment; Social Development
Little is known about the course of personality disorders across the life span. A major problem is that the current DSM nosology for personality disorders does not account for age-associated changes in behaviour and interpersonal functioning. This editorial will discuss the main diagnostic bottlenecks when applying the current DSM-IV-TR Axis II criteria to older adults. Subsequently, suggestions will be given for future research and the development of a geriatric sub-classification.
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