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    In everyday clinical practice, why might "personality disorder not otherwise specified" be the most common diagnosis on Axis II?

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    Personality disorders are disorders described as "an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the culture of the individual who exhibits it" (APA, 2000). Personality disorders (PD) represent a severe disturbance in the behavioral tendencies of a person; nearly always are associated with considerable personal and social disruption. While evolution of PD in a categorical context has yielded much information concerning the modern analysis of PD (as indicated by the DSM-IV-TR), the one ...

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    Personality disorders are exemplified with references to justify.