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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Answers, unless otherwise noted, are from DSM-IV-TR or from First and Tasman
As of 23Oct07.
Q. What is the essential feature of this disorder?
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.”.]
Q. Injury to frontal lobes can lead to what personality changes?
Ans. [The following are overlapping, so your list may be quite shorter.]
-- lack of judgment
-- lack of for foresight
-- inappropriate euphoria
Q. Right hemisphere injuries can lead to what personality changes?
-- unilateral spatial neglect*
-- neurological defects
*These two stick out as examiner’s foci. If you answer “neurological defects” a follow-up question could be hard to answer.
Q. DSM-IV has five basic types [in addition to “other,” “combined” or “unspecified”]. What are the five?
-- Labile type
-- Disinhibited type
-- Aggressive type
-- Apathetic type
-- Paranoid type
Q. What non-psychiatric medical conditions does DSM-IV list with this Disorder?
-- CNS neoplasms
-- Head trauma
-- Cerebrovascular events, e.g., strokes
-- CNS infections, e.g., AIDS
-- Autoimmune conditions, e.g., lupus