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Diagnostic Considerations

  • Debra H. Benveniste
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Abstract

Diagnoses can be a useful organizing concept with which to begin treatment. However, the USA is currently experiencing a transition from sole use of the DSM-5 to the tenth editions of the ICD as a diagnostic reference. These manuals differ substantively in their respective treatments of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) and the continuum of substance abuse disorders. There appears to be much similarity and lack of clarity between the criteria lists of these two diagnoses. Additionally, neither diagnostic manual addresses dynamic differences between ASPD and psychopathy. Treatability of these disorders is addressed. Diagnostic impressions of the respondent group are presented including additional factors of post traumatic stress disorder, major mental illness, physiological illnesses, and sociocultural factors affecting diagnosis.

Keywords

American Psychiatric Association Personality Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Criminal Behavior Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Debra H. Benveniste
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  1. 1.DayvilleUSA

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