PSY 270 Appendix G - these problems could negatively affect...

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Axia College Material Appendix G The DSM-IV The DSM-IV is an important tool for clinicians. It provides a standard for diagnoses to be standardized across psychology; however, the DSM-IV is not as precise for diagnosing personality disorders as some psychologists would like. Give an example of each of the following problems identified in your readings and explain how
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Unformatted text preview: these problems could negatively affect a diagnosis. 1. Some criteria used for reaching a diagnosis cannot be observed directly. 2. Personality disorders can be similar to each other. 3. People with different personalities can be given the same diagnosis 4. Do you think that personality disorders are true mental illnesses? Why or why not? PSY 270...
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 270 taught by Professor Bruno during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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