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by Professor Peter
Tyrer and Dr Caroline
Published: January 2009
This module is designed to help psychiatrists
and their colleagues assess personality status in the patients they
see. It does so by introducing abnormal aspects of personality
status in a dimensional context, first identifying the main traits
in the personality and then determining if these create problems
for that person and for others.
Video is used throughout the module to help
illustrate the information. However, it is not intended to be a
module for training in ICD or DSM personality disorders as these
are dealt with elsewhere by Professor
Patricia Casey in her module Diagnosis of
personality disorder in clinical practice.
Unfortunately the assessment of disturbed
personality remains too often a covert activity; this module should
bring it more into the open.
Start the module
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