Proposed changes in personality and personality disorder assessment and diagnosis for DSM-5 Part II: Clinical application. Academic Article uri icon


  • The four-part assessment of personality psychopathology proposed for DSM-5 focuses attention on identifying personality psychopathology with increasing degrees of specificity, based on a clinician's available time, information, and expertise. In Part I of this two-part article, we described the components of the new model and presented brief rationales for them. In Part II, we illustrate the clinical application of the model with vignettes of patients with varying degrees of personality psychopathology, selected from the DSM-IV-TR Casebook, to show how assessments might be conducted and diagnoses reached.

published proceedings

  • Personal Disord

author list (cited authors)

  • Skodol, A. E., Bender, D. S., Oldham, J. M., Clark, L. A., Morey, L. C., Verheul, R., Krueger, R. F., & Siever, L. J.

citation count

  • 59

complete list of authors

  • Skodol, Andrew E||Bender, Donna S||Oldham, John M||Clark, Lee Anna||Morey, Leslie C||Verheul, Roel||Krueger, Robert F||Siever, Larry J

publication date

  • January 2011