Heuristic models of comorbidity of axis I and axis II disorders. Academic Article Editorial Article uri icon

start page

  • 260

end page

  • 269


  • The mechanisms responsible for the co-occurrence of personality disorders with Axis I disorders are not well understood. We propose a number of models that include various relationships at the etiological, pathophysiological, and observable clinical levels between personality disorders and Axis I disorders. It is recommended that such models be subjected to empirical tests to assess their validity.

date/time value

  • 1997

PubMed Identifier

  • 9348489


  • 11


  • 3


  • Comorbidity
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Psychometrics
  • Reproducibility of Results