in sociocultural perspective.
Furthermore, only a few large-scale studies on personality disorders
have been conducted in China; consequently, little is known about the disability prevalence and function impairments.
Cluster A includes the Paranoid, Schizoid, and Schizotypal personality disorders
which are categorised as 'odd/eccentric';
Whereas the classification of personality disorders
begins with historical elements (of Russian influence, rather outdated), the author continues by listing the classification and diagnostic criteria imposed by guidelines in effect today, used in current clinical practice: ICD-10 and DSM-5.
Various models and theories for the evaluation and diagnosis of personality disorders
are found in the scientific literature.
6 The un-weighted prevalence of personality disorders
from a British survey showed that 10.
Experience, knowledge and attitudes of mental health staff regarding clients with a borderline personality disorder
He presented a prospective, longitudinal, observational pilot study of 14 patients with personality disorders
treated with a single 10mg dose of inhaled loxapine while experiencing acute agitation in a psychiatric emergency department or psychiatric ward.
Prevalence of personality disorders
at midlife in a community sample: Disorders and symptoms reflected in interview, self, and informant reports.
The Cluster B category contains four distinct personality disorders
: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
(NPD), Antisocial Personality Disorder
(APD), Borderline Personality Disorder
(BPD) and Histrionic Personality Disorder
(HPD), however, HPD is not typically seen as part of the equation in high-conflict custody battles.
wrongly holds that personality disorders
do not constitute an
In summary, this book is an enjoyable read and is recommended for mental health professionals who are not so familiar with the concept of personality disorders
or who work in areas where specialised treatment for personality disorders
is not available (e.