UBM Medica’s Psychiatric Times Offers Help for Clinicians Treating Personality Disorders
NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — UBM Medica today announced that Psychiatric Times features special coverage focused on helping mental health professionals treat people with various types of personality disorders.
Psychiatric Times‘ dedicated content provides a variety of information with the goal of helping mental health professionals stay abreast of current diagnostic issues and treatment approaches and regimens. This coverage includes peer-reviewed updates and guidelines from nationally recognized authorities.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) – widely used by psychiatrists – lists 10 specific personality disorders and a single non-specific category including paranoid, borderline, and antisocial personality disorders, and obsessive-compulsive neuroses.
Someone with a personality disorder consistently behaves or perceives the world in ways that are significantly different from most people. The atypical and persistent behavior usually begins in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads to stress or impairment.
Roughly 9 percent of American adults are believed to have a personality disorder – many of whom also have co-existing major mental disorders. There is help available for those with different types of personality disorders including psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, and medication. Keeping mental health professionals up-to-date on diagnostic and treatment information is key to ensuring these patients are getting the treatment they need.
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