Is there any argument as to why GAD should be considered an Axis II disorder rather than on Axis I?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 6:37 am ad1c9bdddf
GAD on Axis 2?
Do you think, given the chronic nature of GAD( Generalized Anxiety Disorder), should it actually be considered some form of Personality Disorder?
Is there any argument as to why GAD should be considered an Axis II disorder rather than on Axis I?
The DSM-IV-TR (2000) characterizes personality disorders (PDs) as an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual culture that is manifested in two (or more) areas:
3. Interpersonal Functioning
4. Impulse Control
The enduring patterns of PDs are inflexible and pervasive across personal and social situations, leads to clinically significant distress or impariment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning, the pattern is stable and onset can be tracked to adolescence or early adulthood, the pattern is not better accounted for as a manifestation or consequence of another mental disorder or is not the direct physiological effects of a ...
The chronic nature of GAD( Generalized Anxiety Disorder) is illustrated in this tutorial. References are also provided to further validate the findings.