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May, 2013

Prevalence of personality disorders

Measuring the prevalence of personality disorders is difficult. There is no consensus on the definition, diagnosis or classification of the specific disorders. There is also much debate on operational definitions of psychological traits inherent in personality disorder, but little agreement. As such varied estimates of the prevalence are published due to the variation in definition […]

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Diagnosis and classification of personality disorders

Currently personality disorders are diagnosed by the recognition of a set of diagnostic criteria. Within both DSM-IV  and ICD-10 personality disorders are described as a mixture of both psychological traits and overt behaviours. Each diagnostic system describes the concept of personality disorder upon which subsequent specific diagnoses should be based. DSM-IV describes a personality disorder […]

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Legal status of personality disorder

Within England and Wales there has been a legal classification of ‘psychopathic disorder’ since the Mental Health Act was passed into law. This included the concept of the compulsory admission of people deemed to have ‘persistent disorders of mind which resulted in abnormally aggressive or seriously irresponsible conduct on the part of the patient, and […]

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Definitions of personality disorder

Personality disorder is a clinical construct used to describe various clusters of human behaviour and experience that are generally regarded as functionally impaired or psychologically distressing, and that arise from inflexible and maladaptive personality traits. It should be noted that personality disorders are descriptions of a narrow section of generally recognizable personalities that are of […]

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

  There has been wide variation across the UK in the availability and type of mental health services for children and adolescents. Recent initiatives, including substantial increases in government funding specifi cally for CAMHS and the National Service Framework for Children (NSF-Children), should increase the range and uniformity of services. In the future, GPs should […]

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developmental disorders in children

Developmental disorders Level of intelligence is one of the strongest predictors of the presence or absence of child psychiatric disorders, with highly intelligent children being most resilient to psychiatric morbidity in the face of adversity and those with learning disability being at greatest risk. Up to 30–50% of children with a global learning disability also […]

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behavioral disorders in children defined

Behavioural disorders are probably most likely to come to the attention of adults because the symptoms are easily observable and have a direct impact on others. Oppositional defiant and conduct disorders refer to a constellation of symptoms in which children display angry, destructive, aggressive and antisocial behaviour. The distinction between the two relates to the […]

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Classification of mental disorders of childhood and adolescence

Psychiatric disorders have been estimated to occur in about 20% of children, but only about half of these experience psychosocial impairment, which is commonly used as the threshold by which to defi ne the need for treatment. ‘Psychosocial impairment’ refers to a signifi cant effect of symptoms on functioning in one of the areas in […]

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Learning of decorate color Deep yellow can motivate employees

Colors affect mood no greater individual differences .Germany color expert wolf·Isabel said the red is a color of fresh、powerful and inspiring ,Green is harming and peace and balance. Colors affect mood depends on color’s concentrate and collocation of difference colors .In red ,in general ,red make people exciting .If the four walls are painted red […]

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Office reveal smokers

Smoking way reflects a person’s personality. Psychologists have done on a person’s smoking posture and form system research. The famous American psychologist j. foster analysis of smoking is the most vivid. To foster a smoker’s analysis is divided into five parts. First, the way of holding the smoke Sandwiched between the forefinger and middle finger […]

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