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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


LOPEZ-SANTIN, Jose M.; MOLINS GALVEZ, Ferran  and  LITVAN SHAW, Lia. Personality disorders in DSM-5: a critical approach. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2013, vol.33, n.119, pp.497-510. ISSN 2340-2733.

In the new diagnostic manual DSM-5, dimensional models are presented as the base to modify the diagnostic criteria of personality disorders. The criteria on previous editions of the DSM have brought about some problems in regards to an excess of comorbidity and an inability to understand this comorbidity. Material and methods: Theoretical grounds of these models have been examined in a critical way. On the other hand, these are also consider under the light of last century hermeneutical developments. Results: With dimensionals models there is an improvement in the integration of the information in and of itself for its clinical and research use. But it also has some implicit limitations that we want to highlight. Conclusions: Two new proposals from an hermeneutical point of view are shown and contrasted with dimensional models in an epistemological and ethical level.

Keywords : Personality disorders; DSM-V; epistemology; psychological theory.

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