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Personality Disorders - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - November 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 10
Published by athealth.com - http://www.athealth.com

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1. CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL
Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder
The diagnosis is based on symptoms that have been present since adolescence or early adulthood and appear in multiple contexts.
http://www.cmaj.ca/content/184/16/1789.full.pdf

2. MEDSCAPE
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Narcissistic personality disorder is one of 10 clinically recognized personality disorders listed in the recently published DSM-5. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1519417

3. VIRTUAL MENTOR
Dynamic Descriptions of Personality Disorder in the DSM-5
DSM-5 takes a decided turn to being psychodynamic as well as descriptive, where the DSM-IV was descriptive only.
http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2013/10/stas1-1310.html

4. COUNSELING TODAY
Facing a Rising Tide of Personality Disorders
Though not yet quantified in appreciable detail, personality disorders appear to have surfaced at an alarming rate in counselors' offices and on college campuses.
http://ct.counseling.org/2013/11/facing-a-rising-tide-of-personality-disorders/

5. PSYCHIATRY MMC
Accurately Diagnosing and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: A Psychotherapeutic Case
The high prevalence of comorbid bipolar and borderline personality disorders present both diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2877618/pdf/PE_7_4_21.pdf

6. VISTAS
Feelings Before Facts: Emotion Regulation as a Primary Goal of Treatment
Patients with trauma-related disorders, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, and some substance use disorders often have problems with emotional regulation.
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas13/Article_35.pdf

7. PSYCHIATRIC NEWS
When Traumatic Brain Injury Is Complicated by Personality Disorders
The case study illuminates five principles about the care of patients in which TBI is complicated by a personality disorder.
http://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/newsarticle.aspx?articleid=1130411

8. INNOVATIONS IN CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
Five Ethical and Clinical Challenges Psychiatrists May Face When Treating Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder Who Are or May Become Suicidal
This article reviews five of the most important ethical and clinical challenges that are likely to arise.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3579480/