Chapter 13. Personality Disorders

  1. Ihsan M. Salloum Professor of Psychiatry Director2,3 and
  2. Juan E. Mezzich Professor of Psychiatry Director Past President4,5
  1. Giles Newton-Howes and
  2. Peter Tyrer

Published Online: 11 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch13

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects

How to Cite

Newton-Howes, G. and Tyrer, P. (2009) Personality Disorders, in Psychiatric Diagnosis: Challenges and Prospects (eds I. M. Salloum and J. E. Mezzich), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470743485.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse: Treatment and Research, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL, USA

  2. 3

    Section on Classification, Diagnostic Assessment and Nomenclature, World Psychiatric Association, FL, USA

  3. 4

    International Center for Mental Health and Division of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University, NY, USA

  4. 5

    World Psychiatric Association, USA

Author Information

  1. Division of Neurosciences and Mental Health, Imperial College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAR 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470725696

Online ISBN: 9780470743485



  • personality disorders;
  • personality disorder not otherwise specified (PDNOS);
  • organic personality disorder;
  • International Classification of Disease (ICD);
  • choleric personality


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Historical Context

  • Current Diagnostic Structure

  • Dimensional Approaches to Personality Diagnosis

  • Assessment and Diagnosis of Personality Disorder

  • The Future of Personality Disorder Diagnosis

  • References