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Trainee experience in diagnosis and management of personality disorders

  • R. Wallace (a1) and G. Rush (a1)
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The diagnosis and management of personality disorders continues to evolve and develop alongside psychiatry internationally, however, not always in a linear fashion. Trainees working in a variety of clinical areas have regular exposure to personality disorder presentations. Psychiatry training bodies continue to adapt their training structure and curriculum, however, there seems to be a lack of sufficient emphasis with regards this area. We are now embarking on a new diagnostic system for personality disorders; this may impact on our clinical practice and perspective of these patients. The role of psychiatrists in diagnosing and managing personality disorders can be unclear at times and may benefit from on-going reflection and standardization.

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*Address for correspondence: R. Wallace, Jonathon Swift Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland. (Email: r.wallace2222@gmail.com)
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