Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
March 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 3
Published by athealth.com
Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders - 2 credits
This course gives an overview of personality disorders and provides a more detailed discussion of borderline, antisocial, narcissistic, and passive-aggressive personality disorders. Learn more...
1. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)
Personality Disorders in the DSM-5
Dr. Thomas Widiger examines the outcome of the proposed changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) by the Personality and Personality Disorders Work Group, and offers suggestions for future revisions.
2. THE LANCET
Classification, assessment, prevalence, and effect of personality disorder
Many people with personality disorder remain undetected in practice and might be given treatments that are ineffective or harmful as a result. (Requires free registration)
3. NATIONAL CENTER for BIOTECHNOLOGY INFORMATION (NCBI)
Personality disorders at the interface of psychiatry and the law: legal use and clinical classification
This paper addresses expert testimony about personality disorders, outlines how they are assessed in forensic cases, and describes how they are viewed in different legal contexts.
4. PSYCHIATRIC ANNALS
Treatment Advances in Borderline Personality Disorder
Counselors, as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team of helping professionals, can play a critical role in the lives of people diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Clinical Differentiation of Bipolar II Disorder From Borderline Personality Disorder
Misdiagnosis of BP II as a BPD can risk extensive periods on nondrug treatments when the individual might benefit from a mood stabilizer, whereas misdiagnosis of BPD as a bipolar disorder can conversely risk inappropriate pharmacological treatment. (Requires free registration)
Understanding the DSM-5 - 4 credits
Changes to the personality disorders section of DSM-5 have been a particular target for criticism, since the DSM-5 has done away with the use of “axes” for diagnostic coding. Learn more...
6. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Be Wary When Sociopaths Turn on the Charm
When treating antisocial patients, remaining vigilant to the inherent challenges of working with them, stay within strict boundaries, and keep therapy from going adrift.
7. JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY DISORDERS
Paranoid Personality Disorder
PPD appears to bear genetic and epidemiological relationships to schizophrenia, and it may
be closely related to delusional disorder.
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Many family members find themselves cut out of treatment plans, particularly if the diagnosed individual is an adult. As a result, the families of those who are mentally ill may feel isolated and alone as they struggle to make sense of the changes.
9. MAYO CLINIC
Antisocial personality disorder
There may be a link between an early lack of empathy — understanding the perspectives and problems of others, including other children — and later onset of antisocial personality disorder.
10. JOURNAL OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
Narcissistic Personality Disorder and the DSM–V
The authors address three issues relevant to narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and the DSM–V.
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