Personality pathology in adolescence: A review

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Abstract

Reviewed research pertaining to personality disturbance in adolescence. The authors address the stability of personality dispositions in adolescence, consider the domains of functioning that constitute personality and the way they develop in adolescence, and examine adolescent personality disorders and related constructs. Also, the authors provided a description of a research program aimed at developing an empirically sound, clinically near approach to the classification and diagnosis of adolescent personality. The authors believe that the discussed approach to classification of adolescent personality pathology has advantages over the present system because it is more clinically grounded, more grounded in the clinical observation of adolescents in particular, and empirically derived in that it uses statistical procedures designed to detect patients' similarities and differences. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2002 APA, all rights reserved)from the chapter

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  • Drew Westen

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