Description

This is a one day course aimed at General Adult Psychiatrists to equip them with the resources to manage patients with personality disorders. Learning objectives:The epidemiology of personality disorder, its co-morbidity with other Axis 1 mental disorders and why it is important for the general psychiatrist. A brief note on the Theory of Personality and the various ways in which normal personality is construed. Classification of PD and why the revisions of both ICD-11 and DSM-5 are not satisfactoryA clinical assessment of personality disorder that makes some senseDoes personality disorder change and, if so, what changes? What is the long-term course of different personality disorders?Are there any pharmacological or psychological treatments for Personality Disorder that really work?How to bring all of this together in the consulting room. Topics to be covered: Epidemiology, Classification, Assessment, Treatment (of personality disorder).