Personality Disorders (Adult)


The International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE) is a tool to assess for personality disorders, following the diagnostic characteristics of the DSM-IV. It is for adults ages 18-70 yrs. It consists of two approaches to assessment. The first one is a set of screeners which are self-administered by the subject, take about 15 minutes each, and cover one personality disorder each. These help rule-in and rule-out the likelihood of a given personality disorder. The second approach is a semi-structured interview performed by the clinician. It allows for a natural clinical interview. This section takes between 1-2 hours to complete.