Discussion: Treatment of Personality Disorders
Paranoid Schizotypal, and Schizoid Personality DisordersDiscussion: Treatment of Personality Disorders
Paranoid Schizotypal, and Schizoid Personality Disorders
Personality disorders occur in 1020% of the population. They are difficult to treat as individuals with personality disorders are less likely to seek help than individuals with other mental health disorders. Treatment can be challenging as they do not see their symptoms as painful to themselves or others.
In this Discussion, you will explore personality disorders in greater detail and discuss treatment options using evidence-based research.
Analyze diagnostic criteria for personality disorders
Analyze clinical features of clients with personality disorders
Align clinical features with DSM-5 criteria
Compare differential diagnostic features of personality disorders
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To prepare for this Discussion:
1: Explain the diagnostic criteria for your assigned Paranoid Schizotypal, and Schizoid Personality Disorders.
2: Explain the evidenced-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for your Paranoid Schizotypal, and Schizoid Personality Disorders.
3: Describe clinical features from a client that led you to believe this client had Paranoid Schizotypal, and Schizoid Personality Disorders. Align the clinical features with the DSM-5 criteria.
4: Support your rationale with references to the Learning Resources or other academic resources.
Note: To access this weeks required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.
Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadocks synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.