Rethinking the DSM III-R diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder.
R. Rogers and K. Dion,
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law
19(1): 21-31, 1991.
The diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder (APD) has undergone substantive revisions in the
DSM III and DSM III-R criteria. Within the context of these modifications, the authors reviewed the
current research and psychometric models of APD. They found considerable variability among these
models which in turn appear to be only modestly correlated with DSM standards. Recommendations
are offered to reduce symptom variations subsumed within APD and to explore a reformulation of
APD for achieving greater congruence with research findings. [References: 59]