DSM-5 Personality Disorders & Diagnosis


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The current edition of the book psychologists use to diagnose mental illnesses is called the:

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1. To be diagnosed with a personality disorder, a person must have impairments in self and interpersonal functioning and pathological personality traits that:

2. Jamelle is very odd. He believes that everyone is out to get him, and that there's a vast conspiracy of multiple governments to make him seem like he's crazy. Which cluster of personality disorders do Jamelle's symptoms fall under?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are a number of personality disorders with their own corresponding symptoms. Learn about these disorders and test your knowledge with this worksheet and quiz. You will read about the The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, types of personality disorders, and common symptoms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Disorders coded on Axis II
  • Number of Axis II personality clusters
  • Common time in a person's life when personality disorders are diagnosed
  • Number of Axis in the DSM multiaxial system
  • Who publishes the DSM

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on personality disorders
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast personality disorders and the clusters they pertain to
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding personality disorders and their common symptoms

Additional Learning

To learn more about the DSM system, review the accompanying lesson on personality disorders in Axis II. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what the DSM is and define the multiaxial system
  • Differentiate between personality clusters
  • Differentiate between personality and developmental disorders
  • Explain common personality disorder symptoms pertaining to clusters A, B, and C