DSM-V: major changes and overview on personality disorders with special reference to borderline disorder

  • Monica Calderaro | calderaromonica6@gmail.com Sapienza University of Rome, Unint, University of International Studies of Rome, Telematic University of Rome Unitelma Sapienza, Italy.
  • Vincenzo M. Mastronardi Sapienza University of Rome; Unint University of Rome, Italy.

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to describe the amendments made in the new version of DSM (fifth edition) as to understand not only main aspects of certain diseases and/or personality disorders, but also whether or not changes shifted focus to dimensional instead of categorical system or if in some aspects both are considered. Moving forward from a general overview of the handbook, the effective changes will be examined in detail. Attention will also be given to Personality Diseases, taking account of various studies on this subject and the most recent knowledge on “Borderline Disease” from a diagnostic standpoint. Considering the complex construction of such disease, will be firstly illustrated the assumption of first studies so as to cover the most recent clinical and theoretical contributions, together with a brief overview of some treatment approach such as psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and systemic-relational, principles of medical treatment, a summary on differential diagnosis and a representation of some clinical case as well. The article will be concluded by a brief discussion of future prospects able to provide the clinician with even more effective and safe operational strategies as to lead professionals towards more specific and less misleading assumptions for a better approach in any scope (therapeutic, forensic, etc.) and giving comfort to those who receive support as well. Everyone is a very unique individual, even if similar to others. That is why it is extremely important to clearly identify a disease and ensure an adequate treatment.

 

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Author Biographies

Monica Calderaro, Sapienza University of Rome, Unint, University of International Studies of Rome, Telematic University of Rome Unitelma Sapienza

Criminologist, graphologist, Doctor of Psychology with a clinical address; Teacher and Educational Coordinator at the course of graphology Sapienza University of Rome; International Institute of Criminological and Psychopathological Forensic Sciences

Vincenzo M. Mastronardi, Sapienza University of Rome; Unint University of Rome

Psychiatrist, clinical criminologist, Professor of Forensic Psychopathology at Sapienza University of Rome; Teacher of deviance and criminogenesis of the Master Degree in Investigation, Crime and International Security, Unint University of Rome

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2020-02-21
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Keywords:
DSM V, personality disorders, borderline, disturbi della personalità, trastornos de la personalidad
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Calderaro, M., & Mastronardi, V. M. (2020). DSM-V: major changes and overview on personality disorders with special reference to borderline disorder. Rivista Di Psicopatologia Forense, Medicina Legale, Criminologia, 24(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/psyco.2019.229