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Psychology 46-355 Personality Disorders

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Department
Psychology
Course
46-355
Professor
Cochran
Semester
Summer

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PERSONALITY DISORDERS1 I Statistics and DevelopmentA 05 to 25 of the general populationhigher rates in inpatient and outpatient settingsB originate in childhood and continue into the adult yearsrelatively little is known about the developmental courseC Significant comorbidityabout half of those diagnosed with a personality disorder also meet criteria for another personality disorderD Gender biasesborderline personality disorder is diagnosed much more frequently in females who make up 75 of the identified casesKnowledge of whether the client is male or female can influence whether a client receives one personality disorder diagnosis over another For example antisocial personality disorder is assigned more often when the patient is male whereas a similar description of antisocial personality features with a fictitious female client is more likely to be labeled histrionic personality disorder Many features of histrionic personality disorder are characteristic of the stereotypical Western female1 criterion gender bias 2 assessment gender bias
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