Personality disorders assessed
How are personality disorders assessed? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages for each assessment technique you described?
Personality disorders are long-standing patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that deviate from the expectations of the individual’s culture. They are often associated with significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
There is no single test or assessment that can definitively diagnose a personality disorder. Instead, personality disorders are typically diagnosed based on a comprehensive assessment that includes information from multiple sources, such as:
- Clinical interview: This is a one-on-one conversation with a mental health professional. The interview will typically cover a wide range of topics, including the individual’s history, current symptoms, and thoughts and feelings about themselves and others.