January 2015

PSYCHOPATHY: A Morality Play

In which we continue our exploration of the definition of a mental disorder:

DSM-5 (page 20): “A mental disorder is a syndrome characterized by clinically significant disturbance in an individual’s cognition, emotional regulation, or behavior that reflects a dysfunction in the psychological, biological, or developmental processes underlying mental functioning…The diagnosis of a mental disorder should have clinical utility. It should help clinicians to determine prognosis, treatment plans, and potential treatment outcomes for their patients.”

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A SHORT FORENSIC TALE

In which we continue our exploration of the definition of a mental disorder:

DSM-5 (page 20): “A mental disorder is a syndrome characterized by clinically significant disturbance in an individual’s cognition, emotional regulation, or behavior that reflects a dysfunction in the psychological, biological, or developmental processes underlying mental functioning…The diagnosis of a mental disorder should have clinical utility.  It should help clinicians to determine prognosis, treatment plans, and potential treatment outcomes for their patients.”

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