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.
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"The authors and editors are leading international authorities in psychiatry, psychology, and pesonality assessment...a formal and detailed manual for the use and administration of the IPDE." Kelly E. Arduino, Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal
Acknowledgements; Part I. Background and Field Trial; Section 1. Background: 1. Problems in the field of personality disorder Alv A. Dahl and Antonio Andreoli; 2. Review of diagnostic instruments for the assessment of personality disorders Armand W. Loranger; 3. Epidemiology of DSM-III personality disorders in the community and in clinical populations James H. Reich and Giovanni de Girolamo; 4. International personality disorder examination (IPDE) Armand W. Loranger; 5. Experiences with the IPDE Alv A. Dahl and Antonio Andreoli; Section 2. Field Trial: 6. Sampling, interviewers, interview procedures Werner Mombour; 7. Description of centres participating in the IPDE field trial Aleksandar Janca and Charles Pull; 8. Results Armand W. Loranger; 9. Discussion and conclusions Armand W. Loranger; Appendix; Part II. International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE) ICD-10 module; Index.
Armand W. Loranger, Aleksandar Janca, Norman Sartorius, Alv A. Dahl, Antonio Andreoli, James H. Reich, Giovanni de Girolamo, Werner Mombour, Charles Pull