Case #1 A woman with personality disorder
March 9, 2020
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March 9, 2020

Discussion: Treatment of Personality Disorders

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • By Day 5 of Week 2, your Instructor will have assigned you a personality disorder, which will be your focus for your initial post for this Discussion.(Histrionic Personality Disorder) is my assigned personality disorder.
  • Review the Learning Resources.

By Day 3


  • Explain the diagnostic criteria for your assigned personality disorder.(Histrionic Personality Disorder)
  • Explain the evidenced-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacologic treatment for your assigned personality disorder.(Histrionic Personality Disorder)
  • Describe clinical features from a client that led you to believe this client had this disorder. Align the clinical features with the DSM-5 criteria.(Histrionic Personality Disorder)
  • Support your rationale with references to the Learning Resources or other academic resources.

Note: Please, avoid plagiarism. Professors are every exigent regarding this issue ,as well as, with grammar , and APA format. They want paper purpose, etc. 


The client.


Required Readings

American Nurses Association. (2014). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

  • Standard 12 “Leadership” (pages 76-77)

Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

  • Chapter 4, “Theories of Personality and Psychopathology” (pp. 151–191)
  • Chapter 22, “Personality Disorders” (pp. 742–762)
  • Chapter 13, “Psychosomatic Medicine” (pp. 451–464)

Gabbard, G. O. (2014). Gabbard’s treatment of psychiatric disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publications.

  • Chapter 68, “Paranoid, Schizotypal, and Schizoid Personality Disorders”
  • Chapter 69, “Antisocial Personality Disorder”
  • Chapter 70, “Borderline Personality Disorder”
  • Chapter 71, “Histrionic Personality Disorder”
  • Chapter 72, “Narcissistic Personality Disorder”
  • Chapter 73, “Cluster C Personality Disorders

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

  • “Personality Disorders”

Perry, J. C., Presniak, M. D., & Olson, T. R. (2013). Defense mechanisms in schizotypal, borderline, antisocial, and narcissistic personality disorders. Psychiatry: Interpersonal & Biological Processes, 76(1), 32–52. doi:10.1521/psyc.2013.76.1.32

Rees, C. S., & Pritchard, R. (2015). Brief cognitive therapy for avoidant personality disorder. Psychotherapy, 52(1), 45–55. doi:10.1037/a0035158

Required Media

Laureate Education. (2017a). A woman with personality disorder [Interactive media file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Kernberg, O. (Producer). (n.d.). Psychoanalytic psychotherapy for personality disorders: An interview with Otto Kernberg, MD [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA:



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