Final Exam Personality Disorders- Guest Lecture

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/13/10 Personality  Disorders Guest Lecturer: Laura Smart
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9/13/10 The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th Edition Text Revision l American Psychiatric Association Multiaxial Assessment l Axis I - Clinical Disorders l Axis II - Personality Disorders & Mental Retardation l Axis III - General Medical Conditions l Axis IV - Psychosocial & Environmental Factors l Axis V - Global Assessment of Functioning The DSM-IV-TR
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9/13/10 The DSM’s reason for listing these disorders separately is to “ensure that consideration will be given to the possible presence of personality disorders and mental retardation that might otherwise be overlooked” Axis II
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9/13/10 Misdiagnoses are more common with PDs than other disorders Reasons l Criteria for diagnosis are not as sharply defined as with Axis I disorders l Personality disorders are often comorbid (especially within clusters) l Sometimes the symptoms are ego-syntonic (i.e. the individual does not consider them to be a problem) l Personality characteristics are dimensional in nature Problems Diagnosing PDs
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9/13/10 Personality Disorders are often comorbid with each other and with __Axis I__ disorders They are often comorbid within clusters, for example a person may have both narcissistic and histrionic PDs. Comorbidity
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9/13/10 “An enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture and is manifested in two or more of the following ways: l ___Cognition
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