Clueless experts lump personality disorders together

The BBC recently wrote that people need to be more aware of personality disorders, including antisocial personality disorder so far, so good. Then the article stated that most people with personality disorders do not commit offenses, and says:

Experts are now trying to train those who are most likely to come into contact with a personality disorder how to recognise the condition to make the situation easier to manage.

This is crucial because the way in which staff interact with someone who has a personality disorder can affect the patient’s condition.

Sigh. This education process is going to be long and hard.

Read Personality disorders are ‘widespread,’ say experts, on BBC.co.uk.

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Dear Redwald,

“the camel is a horse designed by a committee” was my late husband’s favorite saying, and is one of mine. It describes so much how the DSM is written—everyone gets their hump on the diagnosis in so many instances, especially the personality disorders, I think.

Trying to decide scientific things based on a political consensus is almost impossible I think.


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