Derivation of an Empirically-Based Set of Personality Facets for the Alternative DSM-5 Model for Personality Disorders

[Speaker] Bagby, Robert M:1
1:University of Toronto (Canada)

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) includes an Alternative DSM-5 Model for Personality Disorders (AMPD). The "diagnostic backbone" of this alternative model is 25 specific trait facets from which unique subsets comprise one of six personality disorders (PD). In the absence of any direct empirical evidence at the time, these subsets of traits were rationally selected based on thematic content. Since the publication of DSM-5 and the wide dissemination of a commonly used instrument to measure the traits of the AMPD - the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5), there have been numerable studies in which investigators have examined the empirical associations between PDs and facet traits. Based on these published data, in this study my colleagues and I derived an empirically-based set of facet traits for the six PDs.
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