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What does PD stand for?

PD stands for Personality Disorder

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They explain the conceptual and empirical background on the model, including its history and universality, construct validation, childhood antecedents of personality disorder, and existing research; specific patient populations with borderline personality disorder, psychopathy, narcissism, schizotypal personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, depressive personality disorder, alexithymia, and intellectual disabilities; assessment (a new section); and illustrations of clinical applications, such as to martial and family counseling and dialectical behavior therapy.
This article discusses the Personality and Personality Disorder Work Group's proposed changes for Personality Disorders in the DSM-5: (a) adoption of a hybrid dimensional-categorical model; (b) utilization of 6 personality disorder types instead of the previous 10 personality disorders; (c) addition of personality traits and facets to define personality disorders; (d) addition of a rating scale for levels of personality functioning; (e) revised diagnostic criteria; and (f) the collapsing of Axes I, II, and III.
According to traditional diagnostic viewpoints represented in the DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition, text revision; American Psychiatric Association, 2000), a personality disorder is: "an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads to distress or impairment" (p.