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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: February 2020

9c - Cluster A Heterogeneity: Author Rejoinder to Commentaries on Cluster A Personality Disorders

from Part III - Individual Disorders and Clusters

Summary

In their commentaries, Lenzenweger (this volume) and Le and Cohen (this volume) have added important complementary perspectives to understanding and conceptualizing Cluster A disorders. Lenzenweger discusses Cluster A disorders in the context of previous theory and research on schizotypy and schizophrenia, for instance discussing how schizotypy is a distinct construct from Schizotypal Personality Disorder. Le and Cohen focus on situating Cluster A symptomatology in the context of efforts to move beyond traditional DSM categorical personality disorders as well as efforts to develop alternative assessment methods. These are both valuable complementary perspectives to the chapter that was focused primarily on research specifically on DSM Cluster A personality disorder categories.

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