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Paper 4.3 (A): Personality Disorders

Unit Contents Teaching Hrs. Domain
Introduction

Nature of personality disorders:Criteria for diagnosis of a Personality disorder; Classification, Comorbid conditions

Assessing the Dimensions of Personality disorders: Millon’s evolutionary model, big five model and the five factors model, Cloninger’s seven factor model, Rorschach descriptive model

Etiology: genetic predisposition, attachment experience, traumatic events, socio-cultural and political forces, development and course of personality disorders

Culture and Gender related issues in diagnosis of Personality Disorders, Current debates in Personality disorders

MCMI, RIBT

Evidence for diagnostic validity of personality disorders

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Personality disorders

Paranoid Personality disorder: Clinical description, Prevalence, Etiology, Treatment, Course

Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality disorders: Clinical description, Prevalence, Etiology, Treatment, Course and Prognosis

Anti-social Personality Disorder: Clinical description, Prevalence, Etiology, Treatment, Course and Prognosis

Narcissistic Personality: Clinical description, Prevalence, Etiology, Treatment, Course and Prognosis

Historical figures with personality disorders

Importance of therapeutic alliance in treatment of personality disorders

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Others Personality Disorders

Histrionic Personality Disorder: Clinical description, Borderline Personality organization, Prevalence, Etiology, Treatment, Course and Prognosis

Borderline Personality: Clinical description, Borderline Personality organization, Prevalence, Etiology, Treatment, Course and Prognosis

Obsessive Compulsive Personality disorder :Clinical description, Prevalence, Etiology, Treatment, Course and  Prognosis

Dependent Personality Disorder and Avoidant Personality Disorder: Clinical description, Prevalence, Etiology, Treatment, Course and  Prognosis

Personality disorders and creativity

Gender and personality disorders: role of cultural and political factors

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Syllabus Books:

  1. American Psychiatric Association. (2013).Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5 TM). American Psychiatric Pub.
  2. Magnavita, J. J. (Ed.). (2004).Handbook of personality disorders: Theory and practice. John Wiley & Sons.
  3. Sadock, B.J. &Sadock, V.A. and Ruiz, P. (2015). Kaplan &Sadock’s Synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th. Ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

 

Reference Books:

  1. Maj, M. (2005). Personality Disorders. NY: Wiley
  2. Freeman, A. & Reinecke, M. (2007). Personality Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence. NY: Wiley
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