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Discussion Question Two 2 Discussion Question Two Describe and give an example of a personality disorder. Why is context important when considering these Axis II disorders? An instance of a personality disorder is schizoid personality disorder. This illness is identified when there is a minimum of 4 corresponding requirements as per the DSM-IV; this incorporates emotional detachment and coldness, almost always selecting solitary activities, insufficient good friends just outside of first-degree familial relationships, and lacking enjoyment in activities (Hansell & Damour, 2008). The probable reasons for this sickness can because of different biological factors or even irregularities within a person’s actual brain composition (Hansell & Damour, 2008). It may be that an individual with schizoid personality illness has a family history of the illness; this would
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Unformatted text preview: definitely boost the probability of the illness being developed by the individual. A possible cause for the illness may be the consequence of negative feelings or tension (Hansell & Damour, 2008). With regards to cure, a person with this type of personality illness must undergo cognitive therapy in order to boost their social skills (Hansell & Damour, 2008). This must definitely be carried out in combination with utilizing proper antipsychotic medicine(s). The context is particularly significant when it comes to these Axis II disorders because of the truth that it is important in establishing a precise diagnosis. Without suitably studying the situation, there is a probability of the diagnosis being wrong because of possibly misevaluating different indications and characteristics or the like. Discussion Question Two 3...
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  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Hansell & Damour

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