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Very interesting and rich contribution to a difficult field where different views cohexist.
Personally I find the DSM rather uncomplete: it misses all data that are available from the diagnosis trough "intuition" by Eugène Minkowski to the "verstehen" (comprehend) attitude in psychiatric diagnosis by Karl Jaspers.
Anyway - returning to the main subject - I do appreciate this paper and have invited colleagues to read it above all for its richness of infos and writing easy to be understood even by not motherlangue English speaking persons.
Congratulations to both Authors.
I direct a Psychiatric Ward in a General Hospital where PDs are very often hospitalized.
A well written, timely and intereting articles that probes further into the difficulties with categorising personality disorders. Furthermore, it raises valuable questions that prompt future research within this field.
Mentla health worker with PD.
This is a subject that has attracted hot debate in recent times and this paper is a refreshing review of the difficuties in making changes to DSM as well as some useful recommendations. An interesting and well-structured paper. Well done!
Work in rehabilitation settings.
This is an excellent paper. It is very timely because of the revision due to the DSM Manual and I beleive it describes well the controversy bewteen dimensional and categorical approaches to defining disorders.
Assisting in rehabilitation
PDs are difficult to be diagnosed and hence diagnostic improvements are required for proper treatment planning. Both categorical and dimensional approaches have limitations as evidenced in this review article. Tabulation of studies that focussed on categorical and dimensional assessment of PDs might facilitate quick reading of this manuscript by readers.
Clinical experience with PDs population yes
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