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A Case of Depressive Personality Disorder: Aligning Theory, Practice, and Clinical Research

Maddux, Rachel LU and Johansson, Håkan LU (2014) In Personality Disorders-Theory Research and Treatment 5(1). p.117-124
Abstract
Depressive personality disorder (DPD) is highly studied and common in clinical settings. Nevertheless,

it is rife with controversies and often overshadowed by major depression and dysthymia with which it

shares many similarities but also is clinically distinct. Possibly as a result, DPD is underdiagnosed and

misunderstood in clinical care. Thus the goal of this practice review is to present a case from psychiatric

clinical work illustrating how DPD may be commonly overlooked in routine care, and how the

conceptualization of this case and its treatment plan changed course once DPD was considered by treating

staff, ultimately contributing to the successful outcome of the case. Questions... (More)
Depressive personality disorder (DPD) is highly studied and common in clinical settings. Nevertheless,

it is rife with controversies and often overshadowed by major depression and dysthymia with which it

shares many similarities but also is clinically distinct. Possibly as a result, DPD is underdiagnosed and

misunderstood in clinical care. Thus the goal of this practice review is to present a case from psychiatric

clinical work illustrating how DPD may be commonly overlooked in routine care, and how the

conceptualization of this case and its treatment plan changed course once DPD was considered by treating

staff, ultimately contributing to the successful outcome of the case. Questions elicited by the case are

subsequently discussed in the context of the empirical literature on DPD, allowing for a clearer picture

to emerge on DPD and its role in the development, course, and treatment of depression. (Less)
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depressive personality disorder, DPD, major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, psy-chotherapy, treatment, clinical research
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Personality Disorders-Theory Research and Treatment
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5
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1
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117 - 124
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American Psychological Association (APA)
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1949-2723
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10.1037/a0031680
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English
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it is rife with controversies and often overshadowed by major depression and dysthymia with which it<br/><br>
shares many similarities but also is clinically distinct. Possibly as a result, DPD is underdiagnosed and<br/><br>
misunderstood in clinical care. Thus the goal of this practice review is to present a case from psychiatric<br/><br>
clinical work illustrating how DPD may be commonly overlooked in routine care, and how the<br/><br>
conceptualization of this case and its treatment plan changed course once DPD was considered by treating<br/><br>
staff, ultimately contributing to the successful outcome of the case. Questions elicited by the case are<br/><br>
subsequently discussed in the context of the empirical literature on DPD, allowing for a clearer picture<br/><br>
to emerge on DPD and its role in the development, course, and treatment of depression.},
  author       = {Maddux, Rachel and Johansson, Håkan},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {117--124},
  publisher    = {American Psychological Association (APA)},
  series       = {Personality Disorders-Theory Research and Treatment},
  title        = {A Case of Depressive Personality Disorder: Aligning Theory, Practice, and Clinical Research},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0031680},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2014},
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