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Personality change due to general medical condition. Answers, unless otherwise noted, are from DSM-IV-TR or from First and Tasman As of 23Oct07. Essential feature. Q. What is the essential feature of this disorder?. Essential feature.

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personality change due to general medical condition

Personality change due togeneral medical condition

Answers, unless otherwise noted, are from DSM-IV-TR or from First and Tasman

As of 23Oct07.

essential feature
Essential feature

Q. What is the essential feature of this disorder?

essential feature1
Essential feature

Ans. A persistent personality change judged to be secondary to physiological effects of a non-psychiatric medical condition.

[Note “physiological,” so not a psychological reaction to having an illness like cancer. ICD-9-CM allows the use of “organic” but DSM-IV-TR prefers “general medical condition.”.]

frontal lobes
Frontal lobes

Q. Injury to frontal lobes can lead to what personality changes?

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Frontal lobes

Ans. [The following are overlapping, so your list may be quite shorter.]

-- lack of judgment

-- lack of for foresight

-- facetiousness

-- disinhibition

-- inappropriate euphoria

right hemisphere injuries
Right hemisphere injuries

Q. Right hemisphere injuries can lead to what personality changes?

right hemisphere injuries1
Right hemisphere injuries

Ans.

-- unilateral spatial neglect*

-- anosognosia*

-- neurological defects

*These two stick out as examiner’s foci. If you answer “neurological defects” a follow-up question could be hard to answer.

types of personality disorders resulting from a general medical illness
Types of personality disorders resulting from a general medical illness

Q. DSM-IV has five basic types [in addition to “other,” “combined” or “unspecified”]. What are the five?

types
Types

Ans.

-- Labile type

-- Disinhibited type

-- Aggressive type

-- Apathetic type

-- Paranoid type

conditions
Conditions

Q. What non-psychiatric medical conditions does DSM-IV list with this Disorder?

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Conditions

Ans.

-- CNS neoplasms

-- Head trauma

-- Cerebrovascular events, e.g., strokes

-- Huntington’s

-- CNS infections, e.g., AIDS

-- Autoimmune conditions, e.g., lupus