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Between 10% and 20% of the population experience personality disorders. They are difficult to treat as individuals with personality disorders are less likely to seek help than individuals with other mental health disorders. Treatment can be challenging as they do not see their symptoms as painful to themselves or others.

Paraphilic disorders are far more common in men than in women, and generally quite chronic, lasting at least two years. Treatment of these disorders usually involves both psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic treatments.

In this Assignment, you will explore personality and paraphilic disorders in greater detail. You will research potentially controversial elements of the diagnosis and/or treatment and explain ethical and legal considerations when working with these disorders.


· Select a specific personality or paraphilic disorder from the 
DSM-5-TR to use for this Assignment. – Choose one disorder from the attached PDF documents.


In 3 pages:

· Explain the controversy that surrounds your selected disorder. – Choose one (1) disorder from the attached PDF documents.

· Explain your professional beliefs about this disorder, supporting your rationale with at least three scholarly references from the literature.

· Explain strategies for maintaining the therapeutic relationship with a patient that may present with this disorder.

· Finally, explain ethical and legal considerations related to this disorder that you need to bring to your practice and why they are important.

· At least three scholarly references

· APA 7

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Personality Disorders
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This chapter begins with a general definition of personality disorder that applies to each of

the 10 specific personality disorders. A personality disorder is an enduring pattern of inner

experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the norms and expectations of the

individual’s culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early

adulthood, is stable over time, and leads to distress or impairment.

With any ongoing review process, especially one of this complexity, different viewpoints

emerge, and an effort was made to accommodate them. Thus, personality disorders are

included in both Sections II and III. The material in Section II represents an update of text

associated with the same criteria found in DSM-5 (which were carried over from DSM-IV-

TR), whereas Section III includes the proposed model for personality disorder diagnosis

and conceptualization developed by the DSM-5 Personality and Personality Disorders

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