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This post will give an overview of Avoidant Personality Disorder, which is part of the Cluster C (anxious-fearful) personality disorders, as identified by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM; American Psychological Association).

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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM; American Psychological Association) identifies three "clusters" of personality disorders, one of which is the anxious-fearful cluster (because those who are afflicted appear to be anxious and/or fearful), also referred to as Cluster C. Included in this cluster is three personality disorders: ...

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This post will give an overview of Avoidant Personality Disorder. Avoidant Personality Disorder is one of three clusters of personality disorders.

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This Week's Readings
Please note that Chapter 11 in the Abnormal Psychology text uses terminology that applies to the DSM-IV-TR diagnoses. Be sure that you use the DSM-V as the primary source for diagnostic criteria for substance-related and addictive disorders. The textbook chapter contains useful information about causal factors and treatment.
Resources for Discussion and Application Assignment
Note that this week we have both a discussion and an application assignment. Here are some resources that you may find helpful:
First, here is an example of a substance use assessment from the DSM-V list of assessments:
APA_DSM5_Level-2-Substance-Use-Adult.pdf

The main page for DSM-V assessmnents is here:
http://www.psychiatry.org/practice/dsm/dsm5/online-assessment-measures#Level2
These assessments should not be the sole source of information for making a diagnosis, but are one tool that can be used.
Next, here's a link to the decision tree for excessive substance use:
http://dsm.psychiatryonline.org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.books.9781585629992.mf02#x86949.2722074
You may find this helpful as you determine a diagnosis for the client, Mary Jane.
Finally, at this link you'll find a list of charts to help you differentiate different personality disorders from other disorders:
http://dsm.psychiatryonline.org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.books.9781585629992.mf03#x43353.2747000

Diagnosing a Personality Disorder

Diagnosing a personality disorder can be extremely challenging and individuals with personality disorders are frequently misdiagnosed. In this Discussion, you will examine a diagnosis for a client with a personality disorder and discuss the factors that complicate that diagnosis.
To prepare:
• Review this week's Learning Resources.
• Focus on the reasons diagnosis of personality disorders is difficult.
• Review the section on personality disorders in the DSM.
• Select a personality disorder from the DSM for the focus of your Discussion post.
• Put the name of the diagnosis you chose in the subject line of your post.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 a summary of the personality disorder you selected, as well as a brief description of a treatment approach you would recommend. Then, explain why giving this diagnosis may be complicated.

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