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According to the DSM-IV-TR, do personality disorders have periods of remission?

No periods of significant remission, change in severity of symptoms or improvement over time


DSM-IV-TR refers to personality disorders as organization clusters of...

Notion of personality disorders as organizational clusters of personality traits (or dimensions) that exist on a continuum between normal and abnormal.


What is the DSM-IV-TR description for Personality Disorders?

A Personality Disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates 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 (APA, 2000, p. 686).