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Personality disorder, unspecified
ICD-10 F609
ICD-9 301.9
OMIM [1]
DiseasesDB [2]
MedlinePlus [3]
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Personality disorder not otherwise specified (also known as Personality disorder NOS or PDNOS) is a DSM-IV Axis II personality disorder.[1]

Diagnostic criteria (DSM-IV-TR = 301.9)Edit

This diagnosis may be given when no other personality disorder defined in the DSM fits the patient's symptoms.[2]

Four personality disorders were excluded from the main body of the latest version of the DSM (DSM-IV-TR) but this diagnosis may be used instead. The four personality disorders are:

It is a requirement of DSM-IV that a diagnosis of any personality disorder also satisfies a set of general personality disorder criteria.

Diagnostic criteria (ICD-10)Edit

The World Health Organization's ICD-10 defines a conceptually similar disorder to "personality disorder not otherwise specified" called (F609) Personality disorder, unspecified.

It is a requirement of ICD-10 that a diagnosis of any personality disorder also satisfies a set of general personality disorder criteria.

Prevalence (epidemiology)Edit

Template:Expand section In one study, PDNOS as found to be the third most frequent personality disorder diagnosis.[3]

See also Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Verheul R, Bartak A, Widiger T (August 2007). Prevalence and construct validity of Personality Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDNOS). J. Pers. Disord. 21 (4): 359–70.
  2. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth edition Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) American Psychiatric Association (2000)
  3. Wilberg T, Hummelen B, Pedersen G, Karterud S (2008). A study of patients with personality disorder not otherwise specified. Compr Psychiatry 49 (5): 460–8.

DSM-IV Personality Disorders edit

Cluster A (Odd) - Schizotypal, Schizoid, Paranoid
Cluster B (Dramatic) - Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic
Cluster C (Anxious) - Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive, Avoidant

Template:ICD-10 personality disorders

Personality Disorder
Personality disorder | Psychopathy 

DSM-IV Personality Disorders

Cluster A (Odd) - Schizotypal, Schizoid, Paranoid
Cluster B (Dramatic) - Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic
Cluster C (Anxious) - Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive, Avoidant
Personality disorder not otherwise specified
Assessing Personality Disorder
MCMI | MMPI | Functional assessment
Treating Personality Disorder
DBT | CBT | Psychotherapy |Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
Prominent workers in Personality Disorder
Millon | Linehan

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