Assessment and Diagnosis of Personality Disorders: The ICD-10 International Personality Disorder Examination (Ipde) (Paperback)

Assessment and Diagnosis of Personality Disorders: The ICD-10 International Personality Disorder Examination (Ipde) By Armand W. Loranger (Editor), Aleksandar Janca (Editor), Norman Sartorius (Editor) Cover Image
By Armand W. Loranger (Editor), Aleksandar Janca (Editor), Norman Sartorius (Editor)
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Until recently, the diagnosis and assessment of personality disorders had lagged considerably behind that of most other mental disorders. The IPDE is a new instrument that is compatible, through two modules, with both ICD-10 and DSM-IV criteria. In the form of a semistructured clinical interview, it now provides a means of measuring major categories of personality disorders that previously had been ignored. It is also unique in that it seeks to secure reliable and uniform diagnosis that is both internationally and cross-culturally acceptable. Written by leading international authorities, this volume forms an invaluable reference manual to the IPDE instrument and its development. The book's first section includes an overview of the worldwide field trials of the interview and aspects of epidemiology that affect the current status of diagnosis and assessment research. The second section, detailing the full interview schedule and scoring system for the instrument, will further facilitate its use.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521041669
ISBN-10: 052104166X
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: September 10th, 2007
Pages: 244
Language: English