Depressive personality disorder: Clinical implications

R. M A Hirschfeld, C. E. Holzer

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Abstract

Although the concept of a depressive personality has a long and rich tradition in psychiatry, it has only recently been included in any official nomenclature. Those afflicted with depressive personality have been subsumed under a variety of mood disorders and other personality disorders. This article presents criteria for depressive personality disorder that were developed for the DSM-IV Task Force. A framework for validating a personality disorder, including that of depressive personality disorder, is presented. Results of the DSM-IV Mood Disorders Field Trial relevant to this issue are reported in the article. Results show that DSM-IV depressive personality disorder identifies a group of patients whose diagnosis does not overlap substantially with major depression, dysthymia, or early-onset dysthymia; the patients have significant social and occupational morbidity. These results provide significant evidence to justify the validity of depressive personality disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-17
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychiatry
Volume55
Issue number4 SUPPL.
StatePublished - 1994

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Hirschfeld, R. M. A., & Holzer, C. E. (1994). Depressive personality disorder: Clinical implications. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 55(4 SUPPL.), 10-17.

Depressive personality disorder : Clinical implications. / Hirschfeld, R. M A; Holzer, C. E.

In: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Vol. 55, No. 4 SUPPL., 1994, p. 10-17.

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Hirschfeld, RMA & Holzer, CE 1994, 'Depressive personality disorder: Clinical implications', Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, vol. 55, no. 4 SUPPL., pp. 10-17.
Hirschfeld, R. M A ; Holzer, C. E. / Depressive personality disorder : Clinical implications. In: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 1994 ; Vol. 55, No. 4 SUPPL. pp. 10-17.
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