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The Treatment Of Psychiatric Disorders, 3rd Edition by Beverly J. Sutton, George U. Balis, William H. Reid

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CHAPTER 10

 

PERSONALITY CHANGE DUE TO A GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITION OR SUBSTANCE

 

 

 

The DSM-IV has renamed this syndrome “personality change” instead of “disorder.” It requires a persistent change from the individual's previous characteristic personality pattern.

There are two principal types of personality change (Cummings, 1995): apathetic, which is associated with dorsolateral and medial frontal dysfunction and is characterized by apathy, diminished motivation, lack of spontaneity, low initiative, decreased concern, and environmental dependence; and disinhibited, which is associated with orbitofrontal involvement and features impulsiveness, disinhibition, tactlessness, undue familiarity, impaired social judgment, a tendency toward lewd ...

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