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Personality disorder and the International Classification of Diseases1

  • Michael Shepherd (a1) and Norman Sartorius (a1)

Despite diagnostic imprecision and terminological confusion, the concept of personality disorder remains indispensable to clinical psychiatric practice. In relation to the International Classification of Diseases the problems were examined at a seminar which formed part of the World Health Organization's programme on Psychiatric Diagnosis, Classification, and Statistics. The conclusions of the seminar are presented in this paper.

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Psychological Medicine
  • ISSN: 0033-2917
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