Persönlichkeitsdiagnostik im DSM-5

Translated title of the contribution: Personality assessment in DSM-5

Johannes Zimmermann, Cord Benecke, Donna S. Bender, Andrew E. Skodol, Robert F. Krueger, Daniel Leising

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The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was published in May 2013 and features (in Section III) a new model for the diagnosis of personality disorders. The aim of this paper is to introduce this model to a broader German-speaking readership. The article begins by explaining why a new model seems necessary. Secondly, the different components of the new DSM-5 model are presented, the theoretical and empirical background is explained and it is shown how the model works using a clinical case example. Thirdly, several advantages of the new model as compared to the DSM-IV diagnostic categories (which will be retained in DSM-5 Section II) are discussed. Finally, the article highlights some open questions and problems that require further conceptual and empirical research.

Translated title of the contributionPersonality assessment in DSM-5
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)455-465
Number of pages11
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2013

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  • Personality
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychometrics
  • Severity of illness index


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