1. Cluster A Personality Disorders: A Review

  1. Mario Maj4,
  2. Hagop S. Akiskal5,
  3. Juan E. Mezzich6 and
  4. Ahmed Okasha7
  1. Josef Parnas1,
  2. Deborah Licht2 and
  3. Pierre Bovet2,3

Published Online: 4 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470090383.ch1

Personality Disorders, Volume 8

Personality Disorders, Volume 8

How to Cite

Parnas, J., Licht, D. and Bovet, P. (2005) Cluster A Personality Disorders: A Review, in Personality Disorders, Volume 8 (eds M. Maj, H. S. Akiskal, J. E. Mezzich and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470090383.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 4

    University of Naples, Italy

  2. 5

    University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, and Veterans Administration Hospital, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92161, USA

  3. 6

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA

  4. 7

    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cognitive Research Unit, University Department of Psychiatry, Hvidovre Hospital and Danish National Research Foundation, Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, Købmagergade 46, 1150 Copenhagen K, Denmark

  2. 2

    Danish National Research Foundation, Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, Købmagergade 46, 1150 Copenhagen K, Denmark

  3. 3

    Département Universitaire de Psychiatrie Adulte, Université de Lausanne, Hôpital de Cery, 1008 Prilly, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470090367

Online ISBN: 9780470090381

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Keywords:

  • cluster A personality disorders;
  • schizotypy diagnosis;
  • autistic activity;
  • schizotypal personality disorder (SPD);
  • psychiatric (and somatic) co-morbidities;
  • schizotypy;
  • “crisis of common sense” or “loss of natural self-evidence”;
  • psychiatric diagnoses;
  • schizophrenia spectrum and schizotypy concepts;
  • Information-processing deficits

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology

  • Evolution of the Schizophrenia Spectrum and Schizotypy Concepts

  • Genetic-epidemiological Findings and the Diathesis-stress Model

  • Dimensions of Psychopathology

  • Biological and Neuropsychological Correlates

  • Course

  • Treatment

  • The Clinical Phenomenology of Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

  • The Paranoid and Schizoid Personality Disorders

  • Summary

  • References

This chapter also contains the following commentaries:

  • Paul E. Meehl's Model of Schizotypy and Schizophrenia Authored by Mark F. Lenzenweger

  • Whatever Happened to Healthy Schizotypy? Authored by Gordon Claridge

  • Genetic Enhancements to Schizotypy Theorizing Authored by Irving I. Gottesman and L. Erlenmeyer-Kimling

  • Cluster A Personality Disorders: Unanswered Questions about Epidemiological, Evolutionary and Genetic Aspects Authored by Matti Isohanni and Pekka Tienari

  • Schizotypy and Schizophrenia Authored by Joachim Klosterkötter

  • Parsing the Schizophrenia Spectrum Authored by Loring J. Ingraham

  • The Future of Cluster A Personality Disorders Authored by Ming T. Tsuang and William S. Stone

  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder and Phenotype Specification for Genetic Studies of Schizophrenia Authored by Jeremy M. Silverman

  • A Developmental, Behavioural Genetic Look at Schizotypal Disorder Authored by Marco Battaglia

  • The Premorbid Personality Background of Psychotic Disorders Authored by Victor Peralta and Manuel J. Cuesta

  • Changing Boundaries at Different Levels of Validity Authored by Erik Simonsen

  • Finding the Right Level of Analysis Authored by Richard P. Bentall

  • Search for a Systematic Approach to the Diagnosis of Personality Disorders Authored by Jan Libiger

  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder—a Minor Variant of Schizophrenia? Authored by Ana Cristina Chaves

  • Diagnosis Versus Classification in Psychiatry Authored by Robert Cancro

  • Cluster A Personality Disorders: Conundrums and New Directions Authored by David L. Braff

  • Have Paranoid and Schizoid Personality Disorders Become Dispensable Diagnoses? Authored by David P. Bernstein