Revisions to Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) for the DSM V

The DSM-V development website lists a number of proposed revisions for personality disorders from how they initially appeared in the DSM IV. Part of the problem with the DSM IV was that people with a personality disorder were frequently diagnosed with two or more, and as individuals only have one personality the need to recognize a singular personality as dynamic has been recognized.

For more information on how the classification of personality disorders will be different in the DSM V, click here.

The proposed revision of APD does not include recognizing Conduct Disorder (CD) before the age of 15, even though many studies have shown that CD in the pre-pubescent years is a good indicator of APD in adulthood. Although, the revision still includes the need to be 18 or over to have a diagnosis of APD.

For more information on the proposed classification of APD in the DSM V, which should be published in May of 2013, please click here.

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