Personality Disorders: Introduction | Definitions | Prevalence | Adult Development | Evaluation | Treatment Issues | Conclusion | Key Points | References | Suggested Readings
The diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders are
relatively difficult and time-intensive in comparison with those
of many other psychiatric disorders. In elderly persons, these problems
are confounded by a variety of additional issues, both negative
and positive. The natural history of personality in later life is affected
by the combination of increasing medical-neuropsychiatric comorbidity
with ongoing normal psychosocial development.