Tag Archives: Borderline personality disorder

Personality and Psychiatric disorders: Four blind men and an elephant or chicken and egg?

If there is one thing that gets psychiatrists riled up and in a disagreement it is the diagnosis of a patient.  Treatment always follows diagnosis, so you can see how important it is to get it right.  Unfortunately, mental health professionals are divided.  Some choose Axis I as primary, others Axis II.  What?  Axis I […]
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A Narrative of Psychiatric Diagnoses: the DSM-5

It could be like this. A person is born with unrecognized alterations in brain function; maybe it is genetics, maybe it was the pregnancy, but something is different. The child looks hyperactive, inattentive, and moody by elementary school. School performance is poor. The difficult social behaviors lead to bullying, harsh discipline, and trauma. The parents […]
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