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What should be done with antisocial personality disorder in the new edition of the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-V)? | BMC Medicine | Full Text

What should be done with antisocial personality disorder in the new edition of the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-V)? | BMC Medicine | Full Text

Morten Hesse BMC Medicine20108:66 https://doi.org/10.1186/1741-7015-8-66 ©  Hesse; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2010 Received: 23 September 2010 Accepted: 27 October 2010 Published: 27 October 2010 Abstract Antisocial personality disorder, psychopathy, dissocial personality disorder and sociopathy are constructs that have generally been used to predict recidivism and dangerousness, alongside being used to exclude patients from treatment services. However, ‘antisocial personality disorder’ has recently begun to emerge as a treatment diagnosis, a development reflected within cognitive behaviour therapy and mentalisation-based psychotherapy. Many of the behaviour characteristics of antisocial personality disorder are,…

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Borderline Personality Disorder Prognosis and Treatment – Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder Prognosis and Treatment – Borderline Personality Disorder

Many people who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are told that their chronic disorder is not treatable. However, BPD can have a good prognosis if properly treated. “It’s time to reject the notion that people with personality disorders are beyond help,” says Peter Aldhous. Personality disorders cause difficulties with social interactions that can be debilitating for those with the disorder as well as their loved ones. Time magazine summed up the reputation of BPD as “the disorder…

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Relationships and Borderline Personality Disorder – Borderline Personality Disorder

Relationships and Borderline Personality Disorder – Borderline Personality Disorder

  Those suffering with borderline personality disorder (BPD) have a proclivity for unstable interpersonal relationships. These individuals are unable to tolerate being alone due to their abandonment anxiety. They also experience severe anger and frequently undermine their significant others. Those with BPD commonly mask their dependency and manipulation. An unstable sense of self is characteristic of the disorder, along with impulsiveness and demanding behavior. Substance abuse and promiscuity are also common, and may be connected. Researchers have found that BPD…

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Sex Differences in Antisocial Personality Disorder: Results From the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions

Sex Differences in Antisocial Personality Disorder: Results From the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions

Analucia A. Alegria, Nancy M. Petry, Shang-Min Liu, Carlos Blanco, Andrew E. Skodol, Bridget Grant, and Deborah Hasin Author information ► Copyright and License information ► The publisher’s final edited version of this article is available at Personal Disord See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Abstract Despite the 3:1 prevalence ratio of men versus women with Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD), research on sex differences on correlates of ASPD in the general population is scarce. The purpose…

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Gender Patterns in Borderline Personality Disorder

Gender Patterns in Borderline Personality Disorder

Randy A. Sansone, MD and Lori A. Sansone, MD Author information ► Copyright and License information ► This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Gender differences in patients with borderline personality disorder are potentially relevant because they may guide clinicians in assessment and treatment. To date, a number of clinical features in borderline personality disorder have been examined for gender differences. As for prevalence, earlier research concluded that a higher proportion of women than men suffer…

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder | Psych Central

Dialectical Behavior Therapy in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder | Psych Central

People with borderline personality disorder can be challenging to treat, because of the nature of the disorder. They are difficult to keep in therapy, frequently fail to respond to our therapeutic efforts and make considerable demands on the emotional resources of the therapist, particular when suicidal behaviors are prominent. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an innovative method of treatment that has been developed specifically to treat this difficult group of patients in a way which is optimistic and which preserves the…

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The Natural History of Antisocial Personality Disorder

The Natural History of Antisocial Personality Disorder

Donald W Black, MD1 Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is characterized by a pattern of socially irresponsible, exploitative, and guiltless behaviour. ASPD is associated with co-occurring mental health and addictive disorders and medical comorbidity. Rates of natural and unnatural death (suicide, homicide, and accidents) are excessive. ASPD is a predictor of poor treatment response. ASPD begins early in life,…

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Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder Symptoms | Psych Central

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder Symptoms | Psych Central

By Steve Bressert, Ph.D. ~ 4 min read Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder is characterized by a preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control, at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency. When rules and established procedures do not dictate the correct answer, decision making may become a time-consuming, often painful process. Individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder may have such difficulty deciding which tasks take priority or what is the best way of doing some particular task that they may never get…

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Personality Disorder Symptoms and Marital Functioning

Personality Disorder Symptoms and Marital Functioning

Susan C. South, Eric Turkheimer, and Thomas F. Oltmanns Author information ► Copyright and License information ► The publisher’s final edited version of this article is available at J Consult Clin Psychol See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Abstract Pathological personality is strongly linked with interpersonal impairment, yet, no study to date has examined the relationship between concurrent personality pathology and dysfunction in marriage—a relationship most people find central to their lives. In a cross-sectional study…

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Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) — Out of the FOG

Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) — Out of the FOG

  Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) Introduction Does your loved one persistently lie to you or steal from you? Do you get the feeling that they have no remorse for hurting you? Does your loved one have a childhood diagnosis of conduct disorder? Are your fearful of your safety? Is your loved one prone to violence and/or aggressive behavior? Is your loved one unable to keep and maintain friendships? Have you noticed that your loved one has an extreme sense of…

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