Abstract and Keywords
This chapter discusses the history of passive-aggressive personality disorder (PAPD; also negativistic personality disorder) from its genesis in a military context to its changing definitions in various iterations of the DSM, including the construct as proposed in the DSM-5. Definitions of the term over time, theoretical underpinnings, and empirical findings of the construct are discussed. The chapter addresses some of the perceived objections to PAPD as a diagnostic construct, describes biopsychosocial conceptualizations, and briefly describes interventions for PAPD. Finally, the authors propose an updated definition of PAPD based on a review of the research.
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