Personality disorders in older adults emerging issues in diagnosis and treatment personality and clinical psychology amazonde erlene rosowsky robert abrams richard a zweig ba 1 4 cher. Personality disorders in older adults emerging issues in diagnosis and treatment erlene rosowsky robert c abrams and richard zweig eds mahwah nj lawrence erlbaum 1999312 pp price not stated i was intrigued to see how any group could produce a text of 280 pages on personality disorders in the elderly eight pages by. Personality disorders in older adults are highly associated with disability as well as with medical and mental disorders van alphen et al 2015 ocpd is related to lifetime psychiatric . But recent clinical experience and studies underscore not only the prevalence of personality disorders in older people but the pivotal roles they play in the onset course and treatment outcomes of other emotional and cognitive problems and physical problems as well. Empirical research focusing on personality disorders pds among older adults is mainly limited to studies on psychometric properties of age specific personality tests the age neutrality of specific items scales and validation of personality inventories for older adults we identified only two treatment studies one on dialectical behavior therapy and one on schema therapy both with promising results among older patients despite small and heterogeneous populations more rigorous studies
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