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Personality Disorders



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 these problems could negatively affect a diagnosis.

Some criteria used for reaching a diagnosis cannot be observed directly.

Personality disorders can be similar to each other.

People with different personalities can be given the same diagnosis

Do you think that personality disorders are true mental illnesses? Why or why not?



Title: Personality Disorders
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Personality Disorders

Despite being a vital tool for clinicians, questions are hanging over DSM-IV’s ability to reliably and precisely diagnose personality disorders. Some psychologists have expressed their frustrations with DSM-IV. The paper would address some of the DSM-IV’s problems expressed by psychologists. The problems would be discussed by giving examples and the negative effects of the problems during the diagnosis. 


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