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Course Objectives

  • Explain how personality disorders entered the DSM classification system, how nosology has changed, and future directions suggested in DSM 5.
  • List pros and cons of making these diagnoses in children and youth, describing the clinical, legal and social implications of these diagnoses.
  • Recognize and help manage common comorbidities that are often the predisposing, precipitating and perpetuating factors that cause impairment and suffering.