Title

Personality disorder subtypes: Criterion and theory based (Volumes I and II)

Date of Award

1990

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department

Psychology

First Committee Member

Theodore Millon, Committee Chair

Abstract

Personality disorder subtypes were formed by examining individuals who received two separate personality disorder diagnoses by clinicians as well as the corresponding two-scale codes of the MCMI-II. Ten personality disorder subtypes were investigated: Avoidant-Dependent, Avoidant/Passive-Aggressive, Dependent-Histrionic, Dependent-Compulsive, Dependent/Passive-Aggressive, Dependent-Borderline, Histrionic-Narcissistic, Histrionic-Compulsive, Histrionic-Borderline, and Narcissistic/Passive-Aggressive. An item-analysis was performed in which each subtype was compared to three contrast groups: the entire remaining sample, all remaining members of the first personality disorder group, and all remaining members of the second personality disorder group. For each subtype, the characteristics that are most central to the disorder are listed, as well those characteristics which have differential diagnostic utility. Comparisons were also made between clinician viewpoints and self-reports of patients.

Keywords

Psychology, Personality

Link to Full Text

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