Student Nurse Laura

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Personality Disorders

Posted by Laura on October 5, 2010

some nice charts on personality disorders here

(Histrio – from latin = actor)

Kathi’s Mental Health Review

GENDER BIASES IN DIAGNOSIS
Ford & Widiger -Provided clinical descriptions of clear (DSM criteria) cases of:    Antisocial; Histrionic
-Half of each set described the person as male, the other half as female
PERSONALITY DISORDERS
Prevalence Gender
Cluster A
Paranoid
Schizoid
Schizotypal
2%
<1%
4%
More males
More males
More males
Cluster B
Antisocial
Borderline
Histrionic
Narcissistic
3% males; <1% females
2.5%
2%
<1%
Far more males
Far more females
Equal
More males
Cluster C
Avoidant
Dependent
Obsessive/
compulsive
<1%
2%
4%
Equal
Equal
More males

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